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.

Freddy May 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM
I'm torn with this project. Yes, seniors need living but to offer it to low 60% median income. (median is $54,000 for 21222 @ 60% that's $32,000) I don't want it headed down the public assisted housing market we currently have in Dundalk. If they can keep it like the units on the peninsula express way then hats off to them.
Steve May 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM
This part of the County is kinda Schizophrenic. Somebody wants to build them a bigger, bolder,newer community center and all they do is complain about it. Section 8 Housing for Old People. Nary a peep. I guess they just want to get Grandma out of the house.
Freddy May 14, 2013 at 01:26 AM
Steve, I don't always agree with you but you are 100% correct on your last statement. People want Dundalk to change and become something better then the end of a joke. Well here it is, and all they do is complain. Plenty of open space in Dundalk that can be reorganized to make all rec-councils and parents happy. Move forward with the shopping center and equalize the section 8 throughout the county.
Gary Rader May 14, 2013 at 02:51 AM
I agree gentlemen.........mmmMMMMnnn..........., what % of native and existing seniors in Dundalk will have occupancy in this facility? Or will the WHOLE county have access? Will the Highfalutin politicians (all of which will be a Ground Breaking) treat it like SVTC(Dundalk trade School) and forget that the hard working Blue collar Dundalk population should have priority to "Dundalk Facilities".
kevin May 14, 2013 at 03:30 AM
It will be the STATE of the Art like Merritt Garden Apartments. That was SO needed ,Community just got shot down and look at the success wasn't that a Dale Anderson proposal? Seagram's ,NPGC wow KK is looking at the historical relavance of Dundalk and Baltimore County ,I didn't know he was a scholar of Dale Anderson?
Parkvillehoney May 14, 2013 at 04:17 AM
I worked in a business that had quite a number of senior customers. It was heartbreaking to hear how many seniors only survived on social security. Many seniors don't have an income over $30,000/year! If these apartments are similar to the senior apartments on Cove Rd or Kane St, this will be a great addition to the neighborhood. I would rather see my tax dollars spent on senior citizens than on residents that "game" the system by not working; but keep receiving government benefits.
Peggy May 14, 2013 at 01:44 PM
What most fail to realize, anyone with a housing voucher can move into this government subsidized housing project. That will change the population of this "senior" community!
Shell9 May 14, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Now this is a great idea!! Our seniors deserve it. Most have lived their whole life in Dundalk keeping their homes up and would love to stay in the area. ...With that said, Please don't let it get like Center place. I don't go over there but I know there are people there who are under 55 that live there. I understand that if you have a documented disability that you can move in too. (I have a daughter with cerebral palsy) but I have heard from reliable people that there are residents who are under 55 and over 55 that are dealing drugs out of there. They let their kids stay there. I think it should be monitored better like St. Lukes in Edgemere.
Shell9 May 14, 2013 at 03:25 PM
I know that is the sad part. It should be for seniors only. 55 and older.
Aunt Rachel May 14, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Not all senior apartments allow younger disabled. This building is by the same company who has Cove Point. They build high quality senior ONLY apartments all over. Seniors are those honest good people who raised you. Your parents and grandparents. Now we are old, often sick and need a clean, decent place to live. We will improve your neighborhood. Get informed before you post.
Peggy May 14, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Aunt Rachel, please get the facts. Subsidized housing is for anyone who meets the income requirements. Anyone with a housing voucher can move there! Center Place was not an accident! Research the facts and you will be surprised! We have lots of empty houses in Dundalk. Why are they building more? $$$ Is the reason. Not because hard working seniors didn't save enough for retirement!
Peggy May 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Read the article again... They refer to several Federal Programs being used by the developers to fund the project. Look at HOMEfunds, EMPOWer Maryland, and the other programs used to PAY THE BUILDERS FOR BUILDING THIS PROJECT. NOT ONE WORD is mentioned in any of those Federal and other programs, about SENIORS because the developers are snowing the community with the "Seniors Fairytale"!!!! They don't care if you live on your SS benefits or your SSI disability! They will build it, and THEY WILL ALL COME!
Shell9 May 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM
My daughter with cerebral palsy is honest and a good person. She would be considered a younger disabled. With that said, I don't want her in a SENIOR housing complex. She needs to be with younger NON disabled peers. With that said..Center place may have started out as a good idea but it went terribly wrong. I am glad that we are improving our community. I like the idea of senior housing if it stays that way.
kevin May 15, 2013 at 01:19 AM
Wow follow Cove point .Habitat America ,keep following take you to leaders NAHMA look at last years activity in senate HR 201 .They are for fraud enforcement ONLY with amendment that they not have to do any checking or finding frauds.Look at this group's legislation last year anything controversial is hidden need password.Gosh when did this organization of Section 8 really take hold wow 1998 .Section 8 and vouchers easier to create MTO.Anyone remember MTO? See this group had people like Johnny O's group behind them against That Racist Depazzo! Look how successful that's been.This Smells. We need a real A.G. .people you've GOT to not just turn and run I bet developers of NPGC can be tied to this organization.Off to google. Come on Steve Discredit me ,that Cove Point post had the WRONG effect.This will just bring Baltimore City voucher and Section 8 even more to Dundalk and if they commit fraud?we're against it but not going to enforce it.
kevin May 15, 2013 at 02:00 AM
Okay who are these guys associated with The same fine managers of Cherry Hill Senior Housing ,Charles R.Uncles Senior Plaza607 Pennslyvannia ave andUpton Courts all quality members of same umbrella The Greens at Logan Field.Money will be secured through same methods check out these groups talking points.Wake up Dundalk they ALL tie in and are guarenteed section 8 and voucher financing all members of NAHMA who will gladly turn your comunity into immunity from any protection against landlords enforcing frauduant laws.If they aren't caught they just bought one of these new units.The association can't have thier members MGMT wasting time checking .Guys that was thier ammendment,they only let that out because they say headline they support eliminating fraudlant welfare cheaters in little print as long as they accept our ammendment barring our members from enforcing or finding the fraud.
Ashley Virginia May 15, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Where exactly is open space in dundalk?? And its not just a center it is a PARK
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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