Final evaluations for developer proposals for the Wheaton apartments are set for Nov. 27.
The Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission is in the process of redeveloping Ambassador Apartments, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and University Boulevard. The Ambassador's 162 low-income residential units are owned by Wheaton-University Boulevard Limited Partnership, a tax credit partnership. This redevelopment could also involve an adjacent property owned by Willco Companies. The HOC voted on Wednesday to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Wilco. The purpose of the project is to “create an energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable, mixed-income residential rental development…with a construction schedule that displaces no current resident," according to a preliminary …
The commission seeks to nearly double the number of apartment units at its Chevy Chase Lake property.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nicole Macon
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Buildings, trails and roads circle the 68 garden-style units of the Chevy Chase Lake Apartments. A proposed Purple Line station—and a steady increase in the area's population—is projected to increase the area's housing demand. The only way for the complex—which offers one-quarter of its units as affordable housing—to significantly increase its density is to build up, according to the executive director of the Housing Opportunities Commission. The commission has requested that the property of the Chevy Chase Lake Apartments be re-zoned as part of the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan. The commission wants to increase density because, according to the Maryland State Data Center, the population of Montgomery County is projected to increase by more…