Seniors' apartment complex planned Property company, churches involved

November 18, 1993|By Sherry Joe | Sherry Joe,Staff Writer

The property management company that developed Owen Brown Place in Columbia is expected to formally announce plans lTC tonight for a 100-unit senior citizens apartment complex in Elkridge.

Shelter Development Corp., a Baltimore-based property management, investment and lending company, also plans to form a nonprofit partnership with a coalition of local churches, including Grace Episcopal Church in Elkridge, said David Maier, a member of the church who is involved in the negotiations.

Details of the plan and partnership will be discussed at the Elkridge Community Association meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight at St. Augustine Hall, 5976 Old Washington Blvd.

Andy Aulde, vice president of Shelter Development, confirmed the plans several weeks ago. He also confirmed that one possible site for the multistory complex is a 4.5-acre parcel near Alban Engine Power Systems at 6455 Washington Blvd.

Rents would range from $400 to $500 a month, and community rooms would be provided for visiting professionals, such as foot doctors or hairdressers, Mr. Maier said yesterday.

If the complex is built, it would allow senior citizens to remain in the area near family and friends.

"That sense of community is so important," said Mr. Maier, a lifelong Elkridge resident.

The project would represent the latest partnership between a local church and Shelter Development Corp. Last year, the company developed a 112-unit senior citizen rental community in Baltimore County in partnership with First Lutheran Church of Towson.

The company also was the builder of Owen Brown Place, a 10-story apartment building for senior citizens adjacent to the Owen Brown Village Center and is building another 104-unit complex for the elderly at the same site.

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