By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Maryland officials joined Enterprise Homes on Wednesday, September 25, to celebrate the topping off of The Greens at English Consul, an affordable, senior housing development located in the Lansdowne/Baltimore Highlands neighborhood of Baltimore County. The Greens at English Consul is the first new construction in this neighborhood in almost 20 years.
Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development Secretary Raymond Skinner, Maryland State Senator Edward Kasemeyer, Maryland Delegate James Malone, Jr., and Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk were among those present at the event.
The Greens at English Consul is a $14.6 million project that will deliver 90 affordable apartments for seniors earning up to 60 percent of the area’s median income. The four-story building will consist of 72 one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a covered entry porch with sitting areas, a large paved patio, a library with computer terminals, a community room, TV lounge and sports bar, activity room, laundry room, mail room and fitness room.
The Greens at English Consul was designed with a focus on energy efficiency and environmental benefits, and is expected to meet the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. It features energy-efficient windows, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, Energy Star appliances, energy-saving light fixtures, Green Label carpeting and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is the general contractor, with Grimm + Parker as the architect. Funding comes from Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, Rental Housing Works funds, Partnership Rental Housing funds, EmPower Maryland funds, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, a Maryland tax-exempt bond, an FHA-insured first mortgage and developer equity. Construction is expected to be finished in early 2014.
Photo credits: Enterprise Homes