The Fairfax City Council approved a developer’s plans to replace the Layton Hall garden style apartments with a 360-unit complex.
Citing the concerns of affordable housing advocates, the developer presented the council with plans for 18 of the 360 apartment units to be set aside for those households making ether 80 percent of 70 percent of the area’s median income.
“Before I moved to Fairfax I lived in Baltimore and commuted everyday for 10 years. I was overjoyed when I found an apartment I could afford in Fairfax," Charles Bobosh, who lives in Layton Hall, said. “My family works here and goes to school here, and I’d love to stay here.”
“These are real people, they are our neighbors,” said Henry Brinton, pastor at Fairfax Presyterian Church. “We need to be fair to them and to be fair to the other residents who will be effected to other developments that lie ahead.”