Briscoe Village for Living & the Arts (BVLA)

Briscoe Village for Living & the Arts (BVLA) FAQs

What is Briscoe Village for Living & the Arts (BVLA)?

BVLA is an independent living opportunity for those 55+ with approximately 85 studio and one bedroom apartments for those 55+, and 6 of Live / Work Studios (with preference for artists). The live / work studios are intergenerational and not age-restricted.

Will there be there accessible apartments available at BVLA?

Yes. BVLA will meet all state and federal accessibility requirements.

How I get a housing application to live at Briscoe Village for Living & the Arts (BVLA)?

Visit our 'Request Leasing Information' tab to complete the contact form to be placed on the list to receive a Housing Application when it becomes available. We are maintaining a list of those who are interested. The application will be mailed to the contact(s) address(es) provided.

When will the BVLA Housing Application be available?

Housing development, especially one which is historically sensitive, is very exciting though it does take time to make sure the developers “get it just right” - exact dates are difficult to pinpoint. To be most realistic, we suggest not to expect the Housing Application process to begin before 2023.

How will residents be chosen to live at BVLA? Is it first come-first-served?

When the time comes, qualified applicants will be chosen by lottery; the lottery will be publicly posted and will be conducted in a public forum that is open to anyone to attend. However, you do not have to be present if you are selected. After all units are filled the waiting list is populated by the same method. Subsequent applicants are then added to the list in the order in which they are received. This is the most fair and transparent way to move through the process and is in compliance with Fair Housing Laws.

How can I stay informed of time lines and what is happening with BVLA?

Visit our website and click the 'Subscribe' button to sign up for email updates and news about BVLA.

I am interested in the Live / Work studios with artist preference. How do I get more information about that? Are they age restricted?

Visit our 'Request Leasing Information' tab to complete the contact form to not only receive a Housing Application when it becomes available but also, in the COMMENTS section, express your specific interest in the Live / Work studios, if you are an artist, and the type of art you create. Note that the Live / Work studios are not age-restricted.