Be a part of the Renaissance

Renaissance is a holistic redevelopment funded by the Charlotte Housing Authority, HOPE VI Funds and several other sources. Rather than focusing on a single component of community change, holistic initiatives include mixed-income housing, radically improved cradle-to-college educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, job training, health and wellness programs, transportation access and recreational opportunities.

The initial phase of The Renaissance’s mixed-income component is The Retreat, comprised of 110 state-of-the-art apartment homes designed specifically for fixed-income seniors and disabled individuals. The next phase of development is called The Residences which provides mixed-income apartment homes for qualifying working families. The mixed-income housing is being developed by Laurel Street Residential and managed by S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

In addition to The Retreat, the redevelopment site will also include:
  • Mixed-income housing
  • Childhood Development Center
  • K-8 Charter School
  • Youth and adult developmental programs
  • Health and wellness services


Renaissance West Community Initiative RWCI is a non-profit organization coordinating the education and services continuum of the former Boulevard Homes public housing site into a vibrant, village called Renaissance.

RWCI is planning to expand its scope of impact beyond the redevelopment site, working to improve the quality of life for community members. The proposed educational and community programs will create opportunities for neighbors to actively engage in holistic revitalization.

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