Glenn Dale Community Meeting: Join Us!

The planning team, led by The Alexander Company and including more than a dozen consulting firms, is currently seeking community input on the future of the Glenn Dale Hospital redevelopment site (60-acre core site only). The first listening session was held in October 2019, and the feedback received in that meeting and through this website has been used to create four conceptual designs for the site’s adaptive reuse. The planning team is holding another community meeting to present these conceptual designs and obtain valued feedback from you – our neighbors.

Community Meeting

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams (access link to be provided after RSVP)
  • If you wish to attend, please RSVP online at glenndalehospital.com/rsvp.

 

At this community meeting we will explore four planning concepts with a variety of uses that complement the existing historic structures and maintain a campus-like setting. These planning concepts were deliberately curated using a combination of community feedback, a thorough market analysis, and guidance from County Council members and redevelopment advocates.


Broadly, here is a brief overview of the plan concepts you may expect to review at the upcoming community meeting.

All Conceptual Plans:

  • Address the primary planning goals of creating a financial viable, sustainable, mixed-use community with senior-focused housing options, while also limiting density and uses to reduce impacts on infrastructure, including existing roadways, utilities, and schools.
  • Place a priority on preserving historic structures, lawns, open spaces, and sightlines as well as natural resource areas.
  • Reduce the $35 million financial “gap” created by the cost to restore and adaptively reuse the historic structures, including infrastructure, improvements, and environmental remediation. The funding of this gap would otherwise likely require local financial support.
  • Include:
    • Affordable, senior-focused multi-family housing in the former Adult Hospital (building 12)
    • Assisted living and memory care units of housing in the historic Finucane Hall (building 11)
    • Ownership-based units of housing via duplexes in the former historic duplexes (buildings 9 and 10)
    • Conventional multi-family units of housing in the former historic apartments and Children’s Hospital (buildings 5, 6, and 7)
    • Complementary new construction townhomes, with some including home-based business opportunities
    • A community center providing a swimming pool, gathering space, and fitness center in the former warehouse, heating plan, and laundry buildings (buildings 1, 2, and 3)
    • 41,000+ sq. ft. of office, retail, daycare, health, and education uses in the former Nurse’s Dormitory (building 8)
    • A recreation field, WB&A trail access, an outdoor classroom, a tot lot, and other site amenities

The key differences among the four conceptual plans are broadly outlined below.

 

Concept One: Low Intensity Plan

  • This plan places an emphasis on minimizing density and impacts on the historic context, as well as providing the ability to create a senior-oriented “age in place” community
  • This plan provides 446 total units of housing:
    • 35% is senior focused: multi-family, assisted living, and memory care
    • 20% is conventional multi-family, catering to a variety of incomes levels
    • 45% is ownership-based: townhomes and duplexes
    • Note: A portion of the above multi-family could potentially offer condominium ownership opportunities instead
  • This conceptual plan entails a $21.7 million gap in financing

Concept Two: Mixed Housing Plan

  • This plan prioritizes a variety of housing types that serve multiple generations and income levels
  • This plan provides 737 total units of housing:
    • 20% is senior focused: multi-family, assisted living, and memory care
    • 55% is conventional multi-family, catering to a variety of income levels
    • 25% is ownership-based: townhomes and duplexes
    • Note: A portion of the above multi-family could potentially offer condominium ownership opportunities instead
  • This conceptual plan entails an $18.2 million gap in financing

Concept Three: Community Hub Plan

  • This plan maximizes campus livability and delivers a higher density and street organization that provides additional opportunities for non-residential uses
  • This plan provides 919 total units of housing:
    • 15% is senior focused: multi-family, assisted living, and memory care
    • 75% is conventional multi-family, catering to a variety of income levels
    • 10% is ownership-based: townhomes and duplexes
    • Note: A portion of the above multi-family could potentially offer condominium ownership opportunities instead
  • This plan also provides 7,000 additional sq. ft. of ground-level commercial space in two of the conventional multi-family buildings
  • This conceptual plan entails a $19.5 million gap in financing

Concept Four: Ownership Focused Plan

  • This plan heightens home-ownership opportunities, yet still provides a diverse variety of multi-generational and mixed-income options on site
  • This plan provides 542 total units of housing:
    • 30% is senior focused: multi-family, assisted living, and memory care
    • 15% is conventional multi-family, catering to a variety of income levels
    • 55% is ownership-based: townhomes and duplexes
    • Note: A portion of the above multi-family could potentially offer condominium ownership opportunities instead
  • This conceptual plan entails a $14.6 million gap in financing

 

For more information please review our Frequently Asked Questions and History pages. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or to share any feedback.


Community Meeting

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams (access link to be provided after your RSVP)
  • If you wish to attend, please RSVP online at glenndalehospital.com/rsvp.