Developers To Break Ground This Month on $75M Kensington Senior Living Facility

Developers To Break Ground This Month on $75M Kensington Senior Living Facility

Mayor calls project largest the town has had ‘in over 40 years’

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Developers plan to break ground this month on a $75 million senior living facility in Kensington

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Developers plan to break ground this month on a $75 million senior living facility in Kensington in a project the town’s mayor called “the largest project the town has had in over 40 years.”

The 167,000-square-foot project at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and St. Paul Street will include 135 senior living apartments and a cafe, according to the developer, Virginia-based McCaffery.

The project received final Planning Board approval in December. It includes a five-story building with 63 independent-living units, 43 assisted-living units for residents who need help with basic functions like dressing and bathing, and 29 memory-care units that will cater to residents with conditions such as dementia.

A fitness center and ground-level kitchen, dining room, wine bar and game room are also in the plans.

There will also be a courtyard that will have seating areas, walking paths and a water feature. The project will provide about 103 parking spaces, according to development plans.

Construction is expected to be completed by early 2021 and is expected to generate 90 new jobs.

The Kensington project is McCaffery’s first senior housing project, according to a news release from the company.

Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at caitlynn.peetz@bethesdamagazine.com

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