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New senior living facility proposed for Kensington

The facility would house 135 units

Rendering via Montgomery County Planning Department

In Kensington, Maryland, there are plans to reuse the 1930s-era properties once occupied by the Mizell Lumber & Hardware Co. as a senior living facility, called Solera Reserve. Bethesda Magazine reports that a new proposal calls for creating a five-story, roughly 60-foot-tall building shaped like a U with an outdoor courtyard and 103 parking spaces.

The ground level of the building will house a commercial kitchen, bistro, wine bar, and a game room, topped by 66 independent living units, 45 assisted living units, and 24 memory care units. Bethesda Magazine further reports that additional amenities will include a fitness center, coffee shop, and a salon.

The historic properties that are planned to be redeveloped are located at 10500 St. Paul Street and 10540 Metropolitan Avenue. The developers behind the project are McCaffery Interests and Solera Senior Living.

Historic Buildings in Kensington Could See New Life as Part of Senior Living Facility Project [Bethesda Magazine]