Woodlawn Foundation and Partners Cut Ribbon on The Park at Wood Station

 

From left, Leroy Abrahams of Regions Bank, Sally Mackin and Gillian Goodrich of Woodlawn Foundation, Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, Sr., Marcela Roberts of Hollyhand Companies, Ethan Davidson of Purpose Built Communities.
From left, Leroy Abrahams of Regions Bank, Sally Mackin and Gillian Goodrich of Woodlawn Foundation, Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, Sr., Marcela Roberts of Hollyhand Companies, Ethan Davidson of Purpose Built Communities.

 

Woodlawn Foundation has officially cut the ribbon on The Park at Wood Station, a new multi-family community in Woodlawn.

The Park at Wood Station is a 64-unit townhouse style multi-family residential development, fund- ed in part through a tax credit allocation from the Alabama Housing Finance Authority. The foundation hosted an open house on Monday, May 9 at the Wood Station Club House.

The first 64 units are designated for families meeting the program income requirements. Applicants have been screened for good credit, criminal history and job, school or disability status. The rigorous screening is the result of input from existing neighborhood residents about their vision for the community.

“Our neighbors asked us to ensure this development would have a positive impact on their community. We’re grateful for the ownership our neighbors have taken in this project and know they’ll welcome Wood Station residents with open arms,” said Woodlawn Foundation Executive Director Sally Mackin.

The park at Wood Station includes 67 high quality mixed income townhouse style units and a community center. (PROVIDED PHOTOS)
The park at Wood Station includes 67 high quality mixed income townhouse style units and a community center. (PROVIDED PHOTOS)

“Alabama Housing Finance Authority is proud to support The Park at Wood Station. It is an excellent example of public and private groups coming together to bring affordable, vibrant and accessible housing to the community,” said AHFA Executive Director Robert Strickland.

Woodlawn Foundation involved community members in the design of the units through meetings in which details ranging from the exterior finishes of the buildings to internal amenities provided for residents were discussed. Plans for green space and additional community facilities will also be incorporated into long range plans.

Woodlawn Foundation (www.WoodlawnUnited.org) is the lead organization for the Woodlawn United comprehensive community change effort. Having a lead organization is one of the unique features of the Purpose Built Communities holistic revitalization model. Woodlawn United effort follows the Purpose Built Communities three-point model of High Quality Mixed Income Housing, Cradle to Career Education and Community Wellness.