2021 | Development

Construction of senior living facility nears completion in Rockville

Six-story, 146-unit building set to open in late summer, begins leasing

Construction on The Seneca, a new senior living facility in Rockville, is nearing completion.

photo via The Seneca

Construction on a new six-story senior living facility in Rockville is nearing completion.

The Seneca, next to the King Farm community, will have 146 units, including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. It has begun leasing units.

There will be 87 assisted-living units, 30 memory care residences and 29 units for people with “mild cognitive impairment,” according to the project’s website.

The apartments will be rented to people 65 years or older on a monthly basis, “with no long-term commitment,” according to a news release.

The facility will have casual and formal restaurants, a spa, a lounge, a fitness center, a theater, a game room, gardens and courtyards. There will be frequent programs and events, the website says.

Concierges will be available at all times. A wellness clinic will be available to offer basic services and visits with specialists. Housekeeping and laundry services are included and the community is pet-friendly, according to the website.

To help prevent the transmission of viruses and diseases, the apartments will have updated air filtration systems and touchless technology in common areas.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, specifically, the project’s website says buildings will have a “relative humidity” between 40% and 60% to limit “the spread and survival” of the virus.

“Water droplets within the air can ‘catch’ the virus causing it to fall to the ground more quickly,” the website says.

Private units, rather than shared, provide space for social distancing and quarantining.

There will be an underground parking garage.

Construction began in November 2019 and is expected to be completed in late summer of this year, according to the project’s website.