Friday, September 8, 2017

Senior moment passes for 50 Monroe Place, now to be affordable/special needs housing (Photos)

A senior housing project proposed last year for the former IBM site at 50 Monroe Place in Rockville has gone the way of the dodo. In its place, a new development team is envisioning a 7-story, 70-unit residential building with ground floor retail - expected to be a coffee shop. 90% of the units would be affordable, with at least 25% of units reserved for adults with developmental disabilities.

Some of those disabled individuals would work in the coffee shop. The focus on residents with developmental disabilities is the result of the developer's partnership with the Main Street organization. There will also be amenity space that can be utilized by the public, as well as by residents. Parking access will be from Monroe Place.

The 50 Monroe Place project will be taken up by the Development Review Committee at its September 28 meeting. But first, a public meeting will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Rockville Memorial Library 2nd Floor conference room, at 21 Maryland Avenue.

4 comments:

  1. It seems rather insensitive to use the term "senior moment" in relation to a proposed senior housing project, which would have presumably housed persons suffering dementia.

    And "gone the way of the dodo" seems insensitive to the elderly in general.

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  2. Will the coffee be affordable?

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