Silver Spring-based nonprofit Montgomery Housing Partnership held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the completion of renovations at the Colonnade at the Creek apartment complex in Takoma Park.
County Executive Marc Elrich, Takoma Park Mayor Talisha Searcy, and other notable speakers attended the ceremony. A welcome address was delivered by MHP President Robert A. Goldman, who served as emcee for the event.
Colonnade at the Creek is located on New Hampshire Ave., less than one mile from the Takoma-Langley station on the upcoming Purple Line and near the Sligo Creek Trail. The apartment complex was originally built in 1934 as Hillwood Manor, but fell into disrepair and was acquired by MHP in 2016. All apartments are reserved for residents earning less than 60 percent of the area’s median income, according to an MHP press release.
MHP and construction partner Bozzuto spent more than a year renovating Colonnade at the Creek, which now features brick-framed, three-story buildings with 96 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. In addition to renovating or replacing all major building systems, including plumbing, roofing, windows, insulation, kitchens, baths, and fixtures, MHP and Bozzuto also added larger units by utilizing underused basement space.
The building now meets the latest building standards and requirements due to its use of more efficient and modern materials.
“We are thrilled at the completion of this project as it fulfills our mission to expand access to quality affordable housing, especially along transit lines,” said MHP President Robert A. Goldman. “Our residents are at the heart of our work, and the new community center provides opportunities for programming and partnerships that will support youth and families.”
To date, over 1,100 homes have been developed along the Purple Line by MHP.