County Executive Isiah Leggett today announced that a development team led by The Donohoe Companies and Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) has been selected to develop a mixed-use project adjacent to the new Silver Spring Library. The nearly one-acre site, located at the corner of Fenton and Bonifant streets, is adjacent to a future Purple Line station and will include a mix of commercial and residential uses.
“This project is another step in the evolution of Silver Spring,” said Leggett. “Donohoe and MHP are a highly qualified team for this mixed-use, mixed-income project.”
The project is a joint venture between Donohoe, one of the region’s most respected developers, and MHP, a private, nonprofit developer of affordable housing in Montgomery County. Others on the development team are architect, VOA Associates; civil engineers, Loiederman Soltesz Associates; and landscape architects, Parker Rodriguez.
“This mixed-use project at Fenton and Bonifant streets will complement the neighboring Silver Spring Library,” said County Council President Valerie Ervin who represents District 5, which includes Kensington, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Wheaton. “I am confident that this experienced development team will help to transform this area into a hub for community life in downtown Silver Spring.”
“Transit-oriented urban infill projects can be challenging,” said Richard Nelson, director of the County’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs, “and it was essential to select a team with deep experience in transit-oriented development, multi-family housing, tight infill locations and mixed-use development.”
“We are excited to be selected to work with Montgomery County,” said Jim Donohoe, president of The Donohoe Companies. “This project, along with the Silver Spring Library and a new public plaza, all adjacent to a future Purple Line station is going to be another great reason to live, work and spend time in downtown Silver Spring.”
“We have worked within Montgomery County for 20 years to preserve and improve affordable housing options for County residents near retail and transit,” said Robert Goldman, president of MHP. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the County and Donohoe to further that mission.”
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About The Donohoe Companies
The Donohoe Companies is the oldest full-service real estate company in the Washington region. The company has developed and/or built more than 1,000 projects in the region, including embassies, hotels, retail, offices, education and health care institutions, federal, state and local government facilities, and tens of thousands of units of multi-family housing. Donohoe has offices in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is a private, nonprofit housing development organization based in Silver Spring, MD. Since 1989, MHP has developed more than 1,100 units of affordable apartments, condominiums and townhomes in Montgomery County. Their holistic approach to housing includes providing affordable rents, developing educational programs for residents to expand their opportunities and balance their lives, and implementing neighborhood revitalization efforts. MHP is a charter member of NeighborWorks® America. For more information, visit www.MHPartners.org.
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