Pennrose Breaks Ground on Phase I of Multifamily Redevelopment in Metro D.C.
GLENARDEN, MD. — Pennrose Properties LLC has broken ground on Glenarden I, the first phase of a master-planned redevelopment of the former Glenarden Apartments in Glenarden, roughly 12 miles east of Washington, D.C. The redevelopment of the 27-acre site will be conducted in four phases. The project is a public-private partnership between Pennrose, the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County, B&W Solutions Inc. and SHABACH! Ministries Inc. Designed by Marks Thomas Architects and Arel Architects and constructed by Harkins Builders, the first phase of Glenarden will include 114 affordable and market-rate apartment homes for families and seniors, a blend of townhouse-style buildings with two- and three-bedroom floor plans and a four-story senior apartment building with a community kitchen, outdoor patio, coffee bar, café, library and a fitness room. Glenarden I will also feature a clubhouse with an additional fitness center, locker rooms, a kitchenette and an outdoor patio and grill. Pennrose Management Co. will manage the community. The second phase of Glenarden will add 55 units of affordable seniors housing, affordable and market-rate apartments, two pools and additional open space. The remaining phases of the redevelopment will add more market-rate rental apartments and for-sale homes. The $34 million Phase I project is being funded through Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Partnership Rental Housing funds, infrastructure funds from Prince George’s County and a private loan.