The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County (HCAAC) and Pennrose Properties, LLC are partners in the Heritage Overlook project, the second and final phase of the redevelopment of the Burwood Gardens public housing project. During Phase I of the project (the 100-unit Heritage Crest senior development), the existing Burwood Gardens was partially demolished pursuant to Demolition and Disposition approval by HUD. The remaining 1970s-era public housing units was demolished as part of Phase II to accommodate the proposed 100 unit Heritage Overlook project.
Heritage Overlook consists of a total of one hundred (100) affordable one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes in a balanced mix of garden apartments, and stacked flats and townhouses. Forty-six (46) of the units are supported with Project-Based Section 8 from HCAAC, and therefore residents pay no more than 30% of their income for rent and utilities. The project involved the partial demolition of the existing outdated community building, construction of a new wing on the structure, and comprehensive renovation of the interior in order to accommodate a multi-purpose room, fitness room, computer room, mail room, rest rooms, management and leasing offices, and maintenance space.
Apartment floor plans are designed to be open and spacious allowing natural light to fill deep into each unit. Each unit will be fully equipped with Energy Star rated appliances in the kitchens. Dishwashers, cable and internet access, carpeted living areas, modern tile baths, ample storage space, and individualized HVAC systems and controls are standard. The community offers a brand new “tot lot” and various green spaces for active and passive enjoyment for Heritage Overlook’s residents. Following solid urban design principles and guidelines for elder care, the Heritage Overlook development provides an attractive, sustainable, and quality living environment for all residents.