Enterprise Homes Opens Seniors Housing Near Baltimore
- Sep 25, 2014
Dundalk, Md.—Work has been completed on the Greens at Logan Field, an affordable seniors housing project in Baltimore County. The property includes 84 one- and 18 two-bedroom apartment units available to seniors earning up to 60 percent of area median income. Habitat America is managing the property.
Developed by Enterprise Homes, an affordable housing specialist, the property is on a three-acre site that was once part of Baltimore’s first municipal airfield, Logan Field in Dundalk, in use between the world wars but which was superseded by the Baltimore Municipal Airport (itself later replaced by Baltimore-Washington). Logan Field was also site of a WWII internment camp for Axis POWs.
Later, the area became a residential neighborhood. Grimm + Parker Architects designed Greens at Logan Field to complement the Tudor-style architecture of the existing neighborhood.
Common amenities include patios, a sunroom, fitness room, activity/computer room, a laundry facility, TV lounge and hospitality suite. Several large shopping centers that include grocery stores are within a 1.5-mile radius, and health care providers, restaurants and two senior centers are close by.
The property meets the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, a framework for building green affordable housing and community buildings, with a design focus on energy efficiency and conservation of raw materials. Green features of Greens at Logan Field include energy-efficient, double-pane, low-e windows; water-conserving plumbing fixtures; Energy Star appliances; energy-saving light fixtures; Green Label carpeting; and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.
Financing for the project included a complex mix of sources, such as Bank of America; Baltimore County HOME funds; Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Partnership Rental Housing funds; Rental Housing Works funds; Elderly Rental Housing Program funds; and EmPOWER Maryland funds. Other sources included a Federal Home Loan Bank Atlanta grant, a Maryland tax-exempt bond, an FHA-insured construction loan and developer equity.