The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) held an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site of Gilliam Place, a new development on the corner of Columbia Pike and Lincoln Street, previously the home of Arlington Presbyterian Church (APC) in Columbia Pike’s Town Center Arlington, Virginia.

With the rising demand for affordable housing, KGD, APAH and APC are excited about this new development that will promote and benefit the local community. Five years ago, APC linked up with APAH and KGD Architecture to create a project that can better serve the community needs as well as provide committed affordable housing on Columbia Pike. Gilliam Place is named after the late Ronda A. Gilliam, a church elder who strived to make his community a better place by serving to enhance the lives of its residents.

Gilliam Place will be a new mixed-use project consisting of 173 units of dedicated affordable housing, civic and retail spaces, community meeting rooms for residents and community programs and three levels of below-grade parking. The development will also provide 68, two and three bedroom apartments for families, 11 of which will be barrier-free to meet the needs of residents with disabilities. This project is designed to achieve the highest level of EarthCraft Certification.

“Gilliam Place will be a great new symbol to the legacy of Arlington Presbyterian Church for which KGD Architecture is proud to have helped become a reality.” – Chris Gordon, Principal, KGD Architecture