Blanco Tackabery is excited to recognize the completion of the Historic Ashe Hospital adaptive reuse project. The old Ashe County Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, NC is getting a new life. After sitting idle for years, the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has undergone a massive renovation and addition to transform it into affordable independent rental housing for seniors.
To ensure the building maintains its status on the National Register, plans for the renovation were vetted by the NC State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service. The new facility’s name stays true to its past – Historic Ashe Hospital. According to Ned Fowler, President of Northwestern Housing Enterprises, the developer for the project, full occupancy is expected during April 2019. There are 46 apartments in the total project, 19 in the old hospital and 27 in the new addition. Apartments include one and two bedroom floor plans, with kitchen, living area, full bath and washer/dryer hookups.
Blanco Tackabery attorney, Deborah McKenney, worked on this project and has a long history of dealing with professionals throughout the Affordable Housing industry to successfully develop and operate all types of community development projects.