Location: Rockville, MD
Award Applicant: Hartman Design Group
Architect: Torti Gallas & Partners
Developer: Duball Rockville
General Contractor: Paradigm Construction
Interior Designer: Hartman Design Group
Photographer: Kip Dawkins Photography
Interior Merchandiser: Hartman Design Group
Project Website: edgewoodmgmt.com/apartments/md/rockville/residences-on-the-lane
Seamlessly integrated into the Rockville Town Center neighborhood, this 150-unit, eight-story affordable senior multifamily project was conceived as a public-private partnership to provide housing for Montgomery County’s 62+ seniors who cannot afford market-rate rents. The design concept was to provide residents with a safe, low-maintenance, functional home that is also beautiful. The team was committed to creating a residence promoting engagement, wellness and a sense of place on a restricted budget. Connection to nature through natural materials, views of the surrounding area, and comfort were top of mind.
Part of a mixed-use development with a market-rate multifamily community and retail, the buildings are connected at the garage level. There is a consistent quality to the architecture throughout the project to assure that the affordable building’s curb appeal is aligned with the market-rate building. The amenities include a bright, fresh lobby, package lockers, a cyber and hospitality lounge with coffee service, a conference area shared with the leasing office, a fitness center with special equipment for seniors, a yoga room, a wellness office, an expansive clubroom and a maker space.
There was a need for senior affordable housing that would raise the living standards of less fortunate elderly in Montgomery County, Md. One- and two-bedroom floor plans are offered at rents affordable to households earning 60% and 80% of the area median income and who meet the specific income criteria. The building was fully occupied within six months.
This is a fully walkable community; cars are not needed by residents. Low-flow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting and sustainable materials are featured throughout.
The town center is a hub of activity, diverse, well-educated and business-friendly. This community is steps from shops, public transportation, entertainment, dining and culture (library and art center), which create a sense of quaint neighborhood belonging.