Arlington County plans to sign a non-binding Letter of Intent between the Arlington County Board and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (HabitatNOVA) by which the County proposes to convey the farmhouse and its lot (.32-acres) by a Deed of Gift to HabitatNOVA.
In May 2017, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (HabitatNOVA) contacted the County with an unsolicited proposal for rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the farmhouse as a group home for developmentally disabled individuals. The County has assessed their proposal and sees it as an opportunity to meet the County’s goal of renovation and reuse of the Reeves farmhouse through private capital funding.
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia proposal supports the County’s goals for the Reevesland farmhouse.
- The historic Reeves farmhouse will be preserved, operated and maintained with private funding.
- All exterior alterations to the farmhouse, the construction of new additions and/or outbuildings, and certain changes to the grounds will require review and approval by the Arlington County Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board.
- The remaining 2.2 acres of County-owned parkland surrounding the farmhouse parcel will continue to be accessible for public use. The site features an historic milk shed, a sledding hill, and the Reevesland Learning Center (RLC) gardens.
- Expands housing for Arlington residents with developmental disabilities.
Learn about next steps and more background here.