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Affordable Apartments for Low-Income Seniors Being Built in Dundalk

The Greens at Logan Field will provide 102 rental units for low- to moderate-income senior citizens.

County, state and federal officials will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a low- to moderate-income senior apartment complex already under construction on Dundalk Avenue near the Logan Village Shopping Center.

The ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 14, at the construction site, 3455 Dundalk Ave.

Officials scheduled to attend the groundbreaking include Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland State Senator Norman Stone, Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr., U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Field Office Director Carol B. Payne and Enterprise Homes CEO Chickie Grayson.

The complex is being built on a three-acre parcel that was once part of Logan Airfield, the first municipal airfield in Baltimore after World War I, according to a statement from Enterprise Homes.

When finished in 2014, the Greens at Logan Field will offer 84 one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom rental apartments available to senior citizens earning 60 percent of the area's median income, according to the statement from Enterprise, a leading developer of affordable housing.

The new community, which will meet the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, will be designed with a focus on energy efficiency and conservation of raw materials.

When completed, the project will include a fitness room, activity and computer room, laundry facilities, a TV lounge and hospitality suite.

The architectural firm of Grimm + Parker Architects designed the project, Baltimore-based Whiting-Turner is the general contractor, and Habitat America will serve as property manager once the project is finished.

The community is expected to cost $15.2 million to develop, according to the statement. Funding is coming from a variety of sources, including low-income housing tax credits, HOME funds, Partnership Rental Housing funds, EmPower Maryland, a Maryland tax-exempt bond, an FHA-insured construction loan and developer equity, according to the statement.

A sister project, dubbed The Greens at English Consul, is being built in the Lansdowne/Baltimore Highlands area of western Baltimore County.

Enterprise has completed more than 5,400 affordable and market-rate homes and rental residences in communities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, according to the statement.

kevin May 15, 2013 at 10:16 PM
It's been a Joke since 1998 when it was taken over By NAHMA and they provided funds and talking points for dirty politicians .you know" They Dug down Below and found a Bubbling Crude, Vouchers you know and section 8's " democrat diamonds .goverment gold. MTO came to Dundalk Like depazzo said now all the developers ,contractors and politicians share the same beds and some jobs to.
kevin May 15, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Obama is coming to Baltimore on Friday,Only State supporting him .Probably going to lay down a bet on govenor charley ,cause goveenor Marty ain't never going to be able to give him anything anymore
Freddy May 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Every high school, middle school and elementary schools has fields then there is the following Chesterwood park, Stansbury park, Merritt park, Concrete homes park, Watersedge park, Fleming park, New Turner Station rec center park, St Helena park, DCC fields, Lynch cove park, Inverness park, Bear Creek park, Gray manor park, Colgate park, North Point village park and Battle grove park. So don't say there is no place for the kids or adults to play.
Peggy May 21, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Also look up"low income housing credit" or "section 42" "Low income tax credits are more attractive than tax deductions" because they provide dollar for dollar reduction in a taxpayers income. They are rental homes built by corporations and they are used for tax benefits for builders. Those who rent are low income who receive rental assistance in the form of housing vouchers or project based certificates! WAKE UP DUNDALK!!!!!!!!!! This is not Uncle Pete who retired from Beth Steel!
Gigi Flores August 06, 2013 at 01:41 PM
This construction is right behind my house. It is awful, my whole house is shaking and things are falling off of my walls while they flatten the ground. This is so bad. I can only imagine what its doing to the foundations of our homes. But what do they care $$$$$$$$$

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