Historic Ashe Hospital Renovation Wins National Award

The 2020 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence was presented to Northwestern Housing Enterprises, Incorporated for the rehabilitation of the Historic Ashe Hospital in a virtual ceremony on October 21st. The award recognizes developers, organizations and agencies for their success in advancing the goals of historic preservation, while at the same time providing affordable housing for low-income and moderate-income families and individuals. The old Ashe County Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, NC received 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 new construction addition to transform it into affordable independent rental housing for seniors.

To ensure the building maintained 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. 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 worked on this project and has a long history of dealing with professionals throughout the Affordable Housing and Historic Rehabilitation industries to successfully develop and operate all types of community development projects. We congratulate Northwestern Housing Enterprises, Incorporated on this prestigious award.