Residences on the Lane

Finalist: Best Affordable Apartment Community (Over 100 Units)

Contact: Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

Residences on the Lane street view
Residences on the Lane clubhouse
Residences on the Lane waiting room
Residences on the Lane collaborative area
Residences on the Lane kitchen
Residences on the Lane living room and dining room

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
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Project Statement

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.