Beckstoffer’s Mill
Beckstoffer’s Mill

Client: Better Housing Coalition

Location: Richmond, VA

Beckstoffer’s Mill is Better Housing Coalition’s (BHC) latest Church Hill revitalization project. The site is comprised of a 22 unit adaptive re-use property that was previously underutilized and vacant, a 32 unit, 3 story new construction building, and 7 units built to “near net zero” standards in a 1 story apartment building. BHC worked within the parameters of the site to provide affordable, energy efficient housing to 61 families. Most notably, the 7 “near net zero” units represent the most energy efficient EarthCraft Multifamily project to date. The infill development included a heavily integrated stormwater management plan, re-use of materials from the original mill, and the addition of PV and solar thermal. Heating and cooling is provided through ductless mini-split systems.

Beckstoffer’s Mill, a Better Housing Coalition (BHC) revitalization project in Richmond’s Church Hill was certified in 2014 and is comprised of a 22 unit adaptive re-use property that was previously underutilized and vacant, a 32 unit, 3 story new construction building, and 7 units built to “near net zero” standards in a 1 story apartment building. BHC worked within the parameters of the site to provide affordable, energy efficient housing to 61 families. The infill development included a heavily integrated stormwater management plan, re-use of materials from the original mill, and the addition of PV and solar thermal. Heating and cooling is provided through ductless mini-split systems. Most notably, the 7 “near net zero” unit building is a leader within the EarthCraft Multifamily program and has won awards from the Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate and Urban Land Institute of Richmond.

“Our experience with EarthCraft has been beneficial on many levels from concept of the project to delivery of the completed structure.”

~Jeff Reynolds, Better Housing Coalition

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