Atlantis Community Day brings resources to VB residents

The event brought vital community social services from civic and religious organizations to residents of Atlantis

NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia Beach elected officials have come together with Fairstead, a goal-oriented real estate company, to host the second annual Atlantis Community Day at Atlantis Apartments in Virginia Beach.

Atlantis Community Day is a Fairstead collaboration. He celebrated local partnerships in Virginia Beach and brought vital community social services from civic and religious organizations to residents of Atlantis.

Atlantis Apartments is a 12-acre property with 208 affordable apartments that is undergoing a large-scale renovation, which is now 75% complete, a Fairstead spokesperson said.

The Atlantis Apartments complex also has another claim to fame: it is where Pharrell Williams, son of the country, lived during his childhood.

Mayor Robert Dyer kicked off the event by issuing a proclamation declaring September 17, 2022, Atlantis Community Day in Virginia Beach to celebrate public-private partnership to revitalize the community, the spokesperson said.

“I can’t think of a better example of how a community partner village has partnered with the Fairstead organization and used their knowledge and resources to make this community a place where residents can truly be proud. to call home,” he said. .

Fairstead acquired Atlantis Apartments in 2021 and invested $15 million to provide much-needed upgrades to the 51-year-old property. Home to more than 600 residents, each apartment gets new kitchens, appliances, bathrooms, flooring and fixtures, as well as new windows, roofs and upgraded HVAC systems.

Fairstead is adding a community garden, fitness center and computer room to existing amenities in addition to the renovation, the spokesperson said.

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