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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Simons Crossing: 7.5 Million Affordable Housing Investment Announced for Clarksburg

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Release Date: April 1, 2019                                             



Simons Crossing: 7.5 Million Affordable Housing Investment Announced for Clarksburg

Clarksburg, WVWoda Cooper Companies, Inc., a regional housing developer, general contractor and management company, is pleased to announce their $7.5 million investment and the construction of Simons Crossing, a new family residential rental community to be located on N. 12th Street in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Simons Crossing will provide approximately 38 units, a mix of two-bedroom and three-bedroom options. Simons Crossing will provide a full package of energy star appliances and will feature many other energy-saving amenities. The development will include a community space and recreation space for on-site management and for the residents use.

Thomas S. Simons, Senior Vice President for Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. said, “Being able to provide quality affordable housing in a wonderful community like Clarksburg makes for an extremely exciting time for the Woda Cooper Companies. Simons Crossing will be a new residential community that everyone will be proud to call home. I spent the first 25 years of my life in Clarksburg and I am thrilled to be home again.”  Simons Crossing plans to start construction during the summer of 2019.

The City Administration has been working with the Woda Group for a little over two years on this specific project.  Clarksburg City Council approved a resolution to amend the City’s Comprehensive Plan in May 2018 as development of commercial, single-family residential, recreational and affordable multifamily housing was identified as a need.

City Manager Martin Howe stated, “Housing is always an important part of any growth we have in Clarksburg.  Simons Crossing will continue fulfilling our community’s need for high quality affordable housing with modern, energy-efficient, affordable apartment homes and amenities.”

The Woda Group and City are continuing to work together throughout the plan review stages and assessing the infrastructure needs to allow for this development to be completed and allow for additional development within this area in the future.

The City of Clarksburg welcomes the Woda Group to Clarksburg.

About Woda Cooper Companies, Inc.

Affordable Housing and Finance ranked the firm sixth overall among developers and 29th overall among owners in its April/May 2018 issue. Woda Cooper Companies Inc. has developed and currently manages more than 300 communities and 12,000 units, operating in 15 states. In addition to its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, the firm has offices in Savannah, Georgia; Shelbyville, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; Annapolis, Maryland; Norfolk, Virginia and Mackinaw City, Michigan.

About City of Clarksburg

The City of Clarksburg is located in north central West Virginia, Clarksburg (est. pop 17,000) and is the County Seat for Harrison County (est. pop 68,652). Clarksburg is located at the intersection of two heavily traveled highways and the second busiest interchanges in the state, Interstate 79 and U.S. Route 50. Clarksburg enjoys the amenities of the largest city in the region with the advantages of a small hometown community. A rich mix of retail, industry, and government services, with a thriving business community exist, along with an abundance of recreational facilities and one of the best preserved historic downtowns in the state.

Because of the population base the Clarksburg region became, and still is, the main commercial, health care, and professional office location in the region. It also has a large number of State and Federal Agencies located in the Central Business District, including the U.S. Small Business Administration, Federal Court House, Social Security Administration, as well as Pierpont Community College. A new $25 million State Office Building opened summer 2016.

Clarksburg's Historic downtown is also home to a wide array of legal, accounting, and banking firms. For additional information about the City of Clarksburg, visit the website at: or follow us on Facebook at Clarksburg, City Hall.


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