Liberty Center Residential & Retail

Liberty Center Residential & Retail

Date: 24 Jan 2015
Category: Downtown

Liberty Apartments, the 197-unit complex located adjacent to the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, continued to enjoy strong leasing activity in 2015. These market-rate apartments have proven popular with both Apprentice School students as well as military personnel.

In February 2014, the EDA Board authorized a lease between the EDA and Washington Avenue Apartments, LLC (Armada Hoffler) for 5,411 square feet of first-floor Liberty Center office/retail space, known as the Downtown Maritime Community Center, in the mixed-use building at 3201 Washington Avenue, a component of the Apprentice School Mixed-Use Development Project. This space will help augment the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s existing program schedule and provisions for recreational and program services Downtown. The Department has begun to utilize the Community Center space for exercise classes and will be increasing program offerings in 2016.

Downtown workers and residents experienced the benefits of new amenities in Liberty Shoppes. New retail and commercial tenants included Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Juicy Teriyaki. These resources, along with the Community Center, will provide an attractive balance of options for an enhanced quality of life in the Downtown area.

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