Affordable senior housing community opens in S.W. Baltimore

(Alan Gilbert for Enterprise )
April 22, 2013|By Steve Kilar | The Baltimore Sun

The Greens at Irvington Mews, a 100-unit residential community for seniors and adults with disabilities, celebrated its Grand Opening on Monday.

The four-story structure is in the 4300 block of Frederick Avenue across from Mount Saint Joseph High School in the Irvington neighborhood of southwest Baltimore.

The $16 million project was developed by Enterprise, an affordable housing finance and development firm that was founded by James W. Rouse, who conceived Columbia.

Of the 100 apartments, 85 are already occupied, Enterprise said. 

The community was designed by the Baltimore-based architecture firm Hord Coplan Macht Inc. The contractor was Harkins Builders Inc., headquartered in Marriottsville.

The project, built to be environmentally friendly, was financed largely through the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.

"Today's grand opening set an example that building affordable and energy efficient housing for Baltimore's seniors is possible," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "Projects like this will help us retain life-long residents and let them live and play in the city they love.”

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