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Seabury at Springvale Terrace

Seabury at Springvale Terrace is closed for redevelopment. The redeveloped community will consist of approximately 237 affordable homes, serving seniors earning 30 to 80% of Area Median Income, nearly doubling the number of apartments that currently exist at Springvale Terrace. The development will include a large social hall, fitness, game and media rooms, library, and bike storage. 

Seabury Resources for Aging would like to thank our partner in the redevelopment process, Enterprise Community Development, as well as HUD, the State of Maryland, and Montgomery County for their support and partnership in this redevelopment.

This page will be updated as our work progresses.

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Rendering of future redevelopment.

Enterprise Community Development eyes senior community revamp near downtown Silver Spring

A decades-old senior housing community in Silver Spring is slated for redevelopment, which would not only preserve but significantly increase the number of affordable units there.

An affiliate of Seabury Resources for Aging Inc., a D.C.-based nonprofit affordable services and housing provider, owns Springvale Terrace, a 1960s-era, 146-unit apartment complex for seniors located at 8505 Springvale Road. A joint venture between Seabury and Enterprise Community Development Inc., a Silver Spring-based nonprofit developer, aims to redevelop the property with 237 units, with rents capped for lower-income seniors, 62 or older.

Sketch, preliminary and site plan applications have been filed with Montgomery County’s land use regulatory agency, at least preliminarily, according to the agency’s online application database. But they’re still in the works and not yet available publicly. In the meantime, Tara Dunion, an Enterprise spokesperson, furnished to us information about the project so far, saying the developer anticipates filing additional documents later in September. Construction is tentatively expected to get underway in the third quarter of 2024.

Dawn Quattlebaum, Seabury's CEO, couldn't be reached immediately for comment.


The project aims to “help address the critical need for affordable independent senior apartments in the area,” according to a statement from Enterprise. “The building infrastructure is in constant need of repair, not energy efficient, and is approaching the end of its useful life,” it added.

The new units would have rents capped for seniors making between 30% and 80% of the area's median income.

The roughly 2.7-acre site sits just outside downtown Silver Spring, about a quarter mile west of the future Dale Drive Purple Line station. It falls just inside Montgomery County's 2022 adopted Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan. That plan envisions development in the area generally centered around the Silver Spring Metro center. It calls the Springvale Terrace parcel specifically an “opportunity site,” envisioning “potential future redevelopment of the full site for multifamily housing.”

Financing for the Springvale Terrace redevelopment would include tax credits, a federal subsidy to investors, bonds from the state of Maryland, a mortgage and “soft funding,” per Enterprise’s statement. The latter usually refers to low-rate loans from the local government.

In addition to modernizing and enlarging the building, the redevelopment would also generally increase the size of the units. Whereas Springvale Terrace’s current units average 280 square feet and lack full kitchens, the new units are anticipated to run about 600 square feet each and include modern appliances, tenant-controlled heating and air conditioning and “wireless emergency call,” Enterprise’s statement says.

D.C.’s KGD Architects and Bethesda’s Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd. are the project’s architect and land use attorney of record, respectively.

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