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New Affordable Housing Units in Takoma Park

Old apartment building underwent major renovations



    New Affordable Housing Units in Takoma Park

    An apartment building in Takoma Park, Md., is getting a new lease on life following a multi-million dollar makeover.

    The old Maple Towers has been renovated and renamed 7610 Maple, courtesy of the nonprofit group Montgomery Housing Partnership.

    "It had been an eyesore on the main corridor of Takoma Park," said Robert Goldman, president and CEO of MHP.

    Goldman said MHP purchased the building in December 2008, after the previous owner abandoned plans to convert it into a condo complex, according to Real Estate Rama. It was completely gutted and redesigned to accommodate 36 rental units.

    "It's a lot of joy, a lot of different folks who need a decent quality place to live that's close to all the amenities of Takoma Park," said Goldman.

    A majority of the rental units will be geared for low-to-moderate income families. The new building also includes a brand new rental office as well as a two thousand square foot community room that includes a computer lab for residents.