Co-developers Montgomery Housing Partnership and The Donohoe Companies celebrated the grand opening of The Bonifant affordable senior living project at 929 Bonifant Street, in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony today for The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a mixed-income 11-story apartment building with 6,300sf of ground floor retail and 149 units designed for seniors age 62 or older. Leggett was joined by Robert Goldman, President of Montgomery Housing Partnership; Peter Gartlan, President of Donohoe Development; Kenneth Holt, Secretary of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development; Nancy Floreen, County Council President; Marvin Turner, D.C. Field Office Director, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Paul Weech, President of NeighborWorks America; and David Bowers, Vice President of Enterprise Community Partners.
The $44 million public-private partnership with Montgomery County fills a critical need for affordable housing for seniors in Montgomery County. Active seniors seeking independent living benefit from architect VOA Associates residential design, featuring 10 studios, 119 one-bedrooms, and 20 two-bedrooms, a large community room for entertaining, a cyber café with computers and printers, a fitness center featuring senor-specific equipment, secure-access entry and on-site management, an outdoor terrace, and incorporated green space.
Donohoe Construction broke ground on The Bonifant in June of 2014 and successfully delivered the project on time and under budget.