The Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) is in the process of changing the face of public housing in Franklin, Tennessee. This process will be a comprehensive, multi-phase redevelopment program to replace the current 297 housing units with 308 new dwellings that will provide vastly improved living conditions. Read below to learn more about the redevelopment.
The process started on September 10th, 2012 with the groundbreaking for the Reddick Senior Residence. The building was completed in 2013 and a ribbon cutting held on November 14th. Over 140 guests and residents were on hand to celebrate the completion of this building and the progress on the redevelopment plan. View ribbon cutting photos here.
- FHA begins the process of redevelopment. Funded through public and private resources, it will replace outdated units as well as increase the availability of raw land owned by FHA for the development of additional low and moderate-income housing.
- FHA selects The Michaels Development Company, specialists in the redevelopment of public housing, to assist in this project.
- FHA breaks ground on a new office/maintenance facility located at 100 Spring Street.
- On the first floor, 5,000-square-feet are dedicated to the maintenance department and a reception area while on the second floor, there are 5,000-square-feet of office space.
- The new office/maintenance facility opens with a ribbon cutting.
- The building at 200 Spring Street is turned into the FHA Community Center Building.
- FHA’s Residents’ Association office moves into the Community Center Building.
- FHA begins to partner with area organizations to utilize the space for new programs for residents.
- Opportunities open up within the community building as a result of this new facility including partnerships with Franklin HeadStart, Franktown OpenHearts and Columbia State Community College.
- FHA is awarded a tax credit allocation in September of 2011 from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
- This grant will generate more than $6.6 million that will be used to fund a brand new affordable community for seniors.
- In addition to the 9 percent tax credit award from the State, the new community, to be called The Senior Residence at Reddick Street, received $1 million in state housing trust funds, as well as $500,000 from FHA’s capital fund.
- Crews began to demolish the World War II-era homes in the Reddick Court neighborhood, the site of the planned senior living facility.
- The proposed brand new, three-story elevator building will be developed on 1.54 acres of vacant land on Strahl Street, and will feature 44 one-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom units.
- All of the apartments will be designed specifically for an elderly population and will be affordably priced for low-and moderate-income seniors.
Residents and other community members had the opportunity to participate in strategy sessions regarding the planning process.
Ground is broken and construction begun on the Reddick Senior Residence.
Construction was completed on the new 49-unit Reddick Senior Residence. The building opened 100% leased and was the first public-private partnership development for the Franklin Housing Authority.