Wayland Village Senior Apartments in West Baltimore recently celebrated its groundbreaking with representatives from federal, state and local government as well as Enterprise Homes, Inc. and partners Wayland Baptist Church CDC and Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. Wayland Village will feature 89 affordable rental apartments for low- and moderate-income seniors and for disabled adults. The $14.2 million dollar facility will utilize both the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System(TM) standards. The four-story building will consist of 72 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom units,ranging from 673 to 1,100 square feet, plus one apartment for a live-in maintenance staff person.
Financing for Wayland Village Senior Apartments is provided by JP Morgan, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development. Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. provided a low-income housing tax credit equity investment and permanent debt financing. The Enterprise Community Loan Fund provided a predevelopment loan. Enterprise Community Partners provided an Enterprise Green Communities grant for the development.
"Wayland Village Senior Apartments is the God-given vision of the members of Wayland Baptist Church conceptualized more than 50 years past," said Dr. Hoffman F. Brown, III, chair WBC Community Development Corporation. "Having an affordable, attractive and safe place to live for our ‘seasoned saints’ is the cornerstone to what I believe will be a renaissance for the northwest corridor of our city. We are appreciative to every official and every agency that supported this project, but we stand in awe of the potent providence of God for this manifested blessing."
The property manager for Wayland Senior Village will be the Whetstone Company. In conjunction with Bon Secours, Wayland Baptist Church and WBC Community Development Corporation, the Whetstone Company will coordinate referrals for seniors to service organizations, including health care facilities, the local senior center, social and activity clubs, churches and educational institutions.