Building on the success of the first phase of redevelopment at Dr. Walter G. Alexander Village, the new senior residence represents the second phase of what will be a multi-phased, transit-oriented redevelopment plan for the Housing Authority of the City of Orange. Built on a site which once housed distressed public housing highrises, the new senior development offers a total of forty-eight (48) units of affordable senior housing in a mix of one- and two-bedroom configurations. The majority of the first floor units have individual entries, each fronting the street, and affording residents both privacy and visual access to the neighborhood.
Amenities at Dr. Walter G. Alexander Village include a management suite, a multi-purpose community room, a wellness center, computer center, fitness room and common laundry facilities. The buildings are designed to blend seamlessly into their surrounding environment, as well as the neighboring Phase I family residence building.
The new Dr. Walter G. Alexander Village neighborhood is expected to be a long-term, multi-phased process to reinvigorate the local economy. Phase I of the project focused on the creation of 66 new affordable family housing units, while Phase II provides 48 new affordable housing units devoted to seniors. Both phases received their Certificates of Occupancy in April of 2012.
Due to the immediate success of these first two phases within the local community and neighborhood residents, plans to move forward with the next phase of development have already begun. Phase III of Dr. Walter G. Alexander Village, expected to offer an additional 42 units of family and workforce housing, recently received final Planning Board approval, and is anticipated to be completed within the next 18-20 months.