Building History

Hayden High School, a historic African American high school located in rural Franklin, Virginia, was built in 1952. The school was named after Della I. Hayden, who was born into slavery and later graduated from Hampton University in 1877 …

Renovation

The Hayden Village Center initiative includes the adaptive rehabilitation of Hayden High School. The school will be historically renovated into 28 studio style and one bedroom loft style, affordable apartments…

Floor Plans

Hayden Village Center is a senior residential, mixed use, historical repurpose of a 1950’s high school.  The units are efficiently designed and spacious with ample natural light from the expansive ribbon windows.  The combination of affordable rental units with services and amenities is unique to Hampton Roads.

 

Hayden Village Center a 55 and over,  independent living community

Hayden Village School, a historic African American high school located in rural Franklin, Virginia, was built in 1952.  The school served as the only new high school for African American youth in the City of Franklin from 1953 until 1970 and played a key role in desegregating the educational system in Virginia.  After 1970, the building operated as a middle school until it closed in 1986.

The existing Hayden High School is approximately 50,355 square feet, constructed of brick and concrete covering a steel frame and sites on 6.1 picturesque acres.  The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

The Hayden Village Center initiative includes the complete historic renovation and adaptive re-use of Hayden High School.  The school will be historically renovated into 28 studio and one bedroom loft style apartments for seniors.  There will be 17,800 square feet of commercial office space on the first floor and a portion of the floor of the main building will house Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (SSSEVA).  SSSEVA will have administrative offices, including long term services, benefits counseling, intergenerational programs, nutrition education, a wellness center for seniors and the rural I-Ride Transit dispatch center along with an adult daycare center.  Another portion of the first floor will be leased to an organization that provides supportive ancillary services including medical offices.