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Residences on the Lane – Rockville
Rockville, MD

We were honored to design the amenity spaces of this age-restricted, affordable housing multifamily property based in Rockville, Maryland.

Residences on the Lane is a newly-constructed high-rise apartment community located in downtown Rockville, Maryland offering affordable one- and two-bedroom units restricted to individuals over the age of 62. The Project was co-developed by The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (“HOC) and Victory Housing, Inc. (“VHI”).  Duball, LLC was retained as the master developer such that the project was constructed simultaneous with Duball’s, mixed-use, 250-unit market-rate apartment building adjacent to the Residences. The entire project was constructed by Paradigm Construction Company. The community contains 150 rent- and income-restricted apartments: 23 units serving households with incomes at or below 80% of the Washington, DC-MD-VA Statistical Area Median Income (“AMI”), 88 units serving households with incomes at or below 60% AMI, 24 units serving households with incomes at or below 40% AMI, and 15 market rate units.

Residences on the Lane is nestled on a quiet block within Rockville Town Center, a walkable community where residents enjoy the village green, restaurants, shops and cultural centers. The design is light and fresh and uses biophilic patterns throughout to enhance the health, happiness, and wellness of the residents.

Awards Won

2023  NAHB Pillars  Best Affordable Community (Over 100 Units)
2023  Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Award Second Place, Affordable Housing

The HDG interior design team approach to affordable housing comes from the following beliefs we hold:

  • We believe that affordable housing works when it provides more than just a place to live, when all stakeholders are committed to making a long-term investment in our community and in the health, safety and well-being of residents.
  • We believe that affordable multifamily buildings that look, feel, and live like market-rate apartments promote a sense of place and self-worth.
  • We believe that a beautiful home fosters feelings of sanctuary and elevates pride in one’s surroundings.
  • We believe that the connection to nature enhances wellness and it is our duty as design professionals to merge the built environment with the natural world.
  • We believe that through collaboration and design excellence, we can create engaging, healthy, energy-efficient, affordable homes for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • We believe that solutions take shape when caring professionals partner for the good of our community.

Enjoy a video walk through of this charming community:

If you are considering developing an affordable multi-family or senior, age-restricted community, contact us for details on how we can elevate your project!

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Hartman Design Group was honored to design the amenity interiors of the Harlow, and even before developers Urban Atlantic and Brookfield Properties cut the ribbon on their 179-unit “Harlow” affordable-housing apartment building near Nationals Park, it was 95% leased.

Harlow has a total of 179 apartments, of which 36 are public housing units. Amenities in the new construction structure include seating areas, a club lounge complete with a communal kitchen, foosball and shuffleboard tables, and more.

In its interior design efforts, Hartman Design Group chose a neutral color palette with punches of color. It is both calming and sophisticated. The walls are painted in shades of white and gray, while the floors are made of hardwood or polished concrete. The furniture is similarly understated, with clean lines and simple shapes that allow the space to speak for itself.

Another standout feature of The Harlow’s interior design is the attention to detail. From the carefully curated artwork on the walls to the lighting fixtures, every aspect of the space has been thoughtfully considered to create a cohesive and harmonious whole. The result is a space that’s both stylish and functional.

To make way for the new construction, old buildings were demolished. The developers worked with the D.C. Housing Authority to include public housing units, replacing those lost through the demolition. Funded in part through D.C. Housing Production Trust Fund financing and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, the apartments offer great amenities to its affordable and market-rate residents even as it serves as an example of what a local public-private partnership can do.

To learn more about Hartman Design Group’s affordable-housing interior design experience and ethos, contact us today.

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One University
Fairfax, VA

There’s a new affordable housing and senior independent living development coming to life in Fairfax, Virginia in 2024 and Hartman Design Group is thrilled to be designing the multifamily interiors within!

Situated across from George Mason University, One University is the redevelopment of Robinson Square, an aging public housing community owned by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA). It was demolished and is new construction on the site.

The new development will include 120 market rate multifamily apartments, 120 senior independent living apartments, and 333 student housing units, as well as a community meeting space for the FCRHA incorporated into the multifamily apartment building.

Both the senior and family portions are projected to be completed by summer of 2024.

HDG designed amenity spaces will include market-rate level designed spaces including lobbies, club room, leasing office, mail room, dog wash, laundry, outdoor spaces and more.

Hartman Design Group works in all categories of multi-family and active adult / senior living communities from luxury to market rate and workforce to affordable and since we’ve been in business more than 35 years (with countless repeat customers),  we are skilled at working within set budgets and time frames. Have an active adult or affordable housing project you are developing? Consider reaching out to us to explore how we might work together.

Below are inspiration images reflecting some of the design ideas we’re pulling together. Stay tuned for the big reveal in 2024!

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