Cleaborn Pointe at Heritage Landing

  • New Construction
  • Public Housing/RAD
  • Senior/Supportive
  • Memphis, TN
  • 362 units
  • Includes community space
  • Completed in 4 phases, 2013–2016
  • Looney Ricks Kiss Architects

The Memphis Housing Authority selected Duvernay + Brooks, in partnership with Pennrose Properties and Community Capital, to redevelop the Cleaborn Homes Public Housing site just south of downtown Memphis into new, mixed-income communities for families and seniors.

Cleaborn Pointe at Heritage Landing has 362 mixed-income units developed in four phases, including 278 garden apartments and townhouse units for families and an 84-unit, three-story building for seniors that contains 8,000 square feet of community space for educational, recreational, and health-care services. The site features a 4,200 sf community center and management office that includes a computer room, lounge, and fitness room.

Financing for the residential developments included tax-exempt bonds and 4% and 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, city bond funding, HOME and Community Development Block Grant funds, and public housing HOPE VI and capital funds. The apartments are affordable to families and seniors with a wide range of incomes and include public housing and project-based Section 8 units, 50% AMI and 60% AMI LIHTC units, and market-rate units.

The site also features landscaped open space, parks, and green infrastructure elements, including the replacement of all site utilities. The development of new streets replaced the isolated “super-block” layout with a walkable community connected to the surrounding neighborhood.