June 12, 2014

Officials Break Ground for Mixed-Income High Rise for Seniors in Silver Spring

A new mixed-income, high-rise apartment building for active seniors aged 62 and over, called The Bonifant at Silver Spring, is one step closer to reality following a groundbreaking ceremony attended by local officials and housing advocates.

The project, a joint venture between Montgomery Housing Partnership and The Donohoe Companies, is part of a larger mixed-use site that includes the new Silver Spring Library.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a mixed-income apartment building for seniors in Downtown Silver Spring, next to the new Silver Spring Library.  Participating in the groundbreaking were (l to r): Montgomery Housing Partnership's (MHP) Vice President of Real Estate Development Artie Harris; Department of Housing and Community Affairs Director Rick Nelson; Councilmember Nancy Floreen;  MHP resident Laura Hinton; MHP President Robert Goldman; County Executive Ike Leggett; President of Donohoe Development Pete Gartlan; State Delegate Sheila Hixson; Deputy Director, MD Department of Housing and Community Development Clarence Snuggs; State Senator Jamie Raskin; and Project Manager for The Bonifant Stephanie Roodman.  


  1. I hope it will be a non-smoking property indoors and outdoors.

    1. The Montgomery Housing Partnership reports that The Bonifant is one of the first residential buildings to be subject to the County’s nonsmoking rules on public land. It is definitely smoke-free on the inside of the building and around the perimeter.


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