170 residences proposed in six-story building in the Pike District

170 residences proposed in six-story building in the Pike District

From Bethesda Beat

A development proposal in the White Flint area calling for a six-story building with 170 residences has been filed with the Montgomery County Planning Department.

The Montgomery Housing Partnership has proposed a six-story residential building at the intersection of Nebel Street and Old Georgetown Road.

The group’s development application says the goal is to provide units for people with a range of incomes. At least 25% (43) of the units will be designated as affordable housing and some will be rented at “levels substantially below” affordable housing guidelines.

The site is currently undeveloped and “contains numerous environmental features that make redevelopment of this prominent site challenging,” according to the development application.

There is a stream and significant slopes, but developers plan to preserve many “existing environmental features,” documents say.

The building design will incorporate the environmental features, developers wrote. It will provide “ample transparency overlooking the natural features” at the back of the property and there will be an outdoor deck “built into the trees.”

There will be an approximately 7,000-square-foot park and plaza, as well.

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One comment

lilkunta

Affordable housing is fine, but deeply affordable housing is necessary.

Federal minimum wage is $7.25, so will one who earns $7.25 an hour, $290 a week, $1160 a month PRETAX be able to afford to live here?

MD minimum wage is $11.60, so one who earns $640 a week, $1856 a month PRE TAX be able to afford to live here ?

MoCo mini wage is $13.25, so one who earns $530 a week, $2120 a month PRE TAX be able to afford to live here?

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