Southwood Mobile Home Park
The Southwood Mobile Home Park is located off of Fifth Street Extended in Albemarle County. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is redeveloping the property as a mixed-use community in a way that intends not displace existing residents. 
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Construction is not expected to begin until at least 2016.
Supervisors endorsed a plan to work with Habitat on the project in October 2016. 
The Boys and Girls Club has a facility there that has been expanded in 2017. 
The rezoning will be conducted in two phases. The first will consist of two blocks, one of which will be mixed-use and the other will be mostly commercial. This first phase has been submitted to Albemarle County for review. 
- Phase 1: Requests the rezoning of three contiguous properties on 33.96 acres from R-2 and NMD to Neighborhood Model District (NMD). With a maximum of 450 residential units and a "focus on providing a model for reinvesting in aging suburban neighborhoods, the community-generated design principles presented in this zoning map amendment will create a mixed-income, mixed-use community catalyzing the non-displacement and realization of secure tenure of the community that exists today."
- March 1, 2007 – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville purchased 88 acres for $7 million and would later invest millions in road improvements, sewer upgrades and other infrastructure. The organization also purchased about 32 acres nearby.
- July 23, 2019 – Albemarle Planning Commission voted 6-1 to recommend approval of rezoning for 34 acres of the project, allowing for up to 450 residential units and 50,000 square feet of commercial space 
- August 21, 2019 – Albemarle Board of Supervisors approves votes to approve rezoning request for phase 1 
- March 4, 2020 – Piedmont Housing Alliance seeks support from Board of Supervisors for low-income tax housing credit application from Virginia Housing Development Authority 
- Web. Plans to redevelop Albemarle Co. neighborhood continue forward, Annie Schroeder, News Article, January 22, 2020, retrieved January 31, 2020.
- Web. Southwood resident survey reveals neighborhood's wants, Ted Strong, Daily Progress, Media General, February 12, 2020, retrieved February 15, 2021.
- Print: Habitat for Humanity wants to turn trailer parks into town centers. Will the model work?, Laura Ingles, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, August 6, 2012 , 24.32, .
- Web. Habitat for Humanity seeks connection to future state park, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 9, 2015, retrieved February 12, 2015.
- Web. Supervisors endorse collaboration with Habitat to redevelop Southwood, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, October 5, 2016, retrieved January 11, 2017.
- Web. Albemarle Planning Commission recommends club expansion at Southwood, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 7, 2017, retrieved December 26, 2017.
- Web. Group to be briefed with first rezoning for Habitat’s Southwood redevelopment, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 14, 2018, retrieved March 19, 2018.
- Web. Albemarle planning commission votes in favor of Southwood rezoning, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, July 23, 2019, retrieved March 1, 2020.
- Web. First phase of Southwood redevelopment approved by Albemarle supervisors, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, August 21, 2019, retrieved March 1, 2020.
- Web. Materials for Albemarle Board of Supervisors meeting request for support for VHDA LIHTC credits, Staff report, Albemarle County, retrieved March 1 28, 2020.