Tuesday, November 10, 2015

First rendering of proposed upgrades to senior housing on Battery Lane in Bethesda (Photo)

The first rendering of the upgrades Sunrise Development, Inc. has proposed for the Springhouse Manor Care senior housing facility on Battery Lane is now available. Changes sought include the addition of a canopy at the entrance to the building, new balconies, and a reduction in the parking requirement that reflects recent changes to Montgomery County's zoning code.

This application will be considered by the Montgomery County Planning Board at its November 19 meeting. Planning staff is recommending approval of the application.

Image via Montgomery County Planning Department

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still no mention that the existing facility was closed earlier this year and has been vacant since then. Dyer makes it sound like they are installing these upgrades for the sake of current residents.

Peter said...

Who bought this place from ManorCare? I don't recall if the news reports on this made that clear.

Anonymous said...

Reduced parking? Bad plan!

Robert Dyer said...

Peter, it's Sunrise Senior Living.

Robert Dyer said...

5:49: "Dyer" broke the news about these upgrades. The other Manor Care facility in 20816 is also vacant. We have to move on at some point to talk about the future plans for these buildings, as I've done above.

Anonymous said...

Is there another Senior Care facility planned on Rugby Lane almost directly across from this facility on Battery?

Robert Dyer said...

Yes, the Brightview building will be on Rugby Avenue.

Anonymous said...

So what happened to all the old people who used to live in the three Manor Care facilities that closed this year? Were they turned into Soylent Green, to be used by the restaurants in Montgomery Mall's food court?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until everyone realizes that these senior housing options will fail. When it comes to retirement, Montgomery County, Maryland is NOT a dream come true. It's a nightmare! Move. Move far away.

Robert Dyer said...

Tossed out on the street, like what Sidwell Friends will do in the District. Always entertaining to watch how limousine liberals deal with the most vulnerable.

Anonymous said...

Wait so a private organization decides not to provide a service anymore. And it's phrased as tossed out on the street?

Robert Dyer said...

3:53: They didn't decide to not provide a service - they grabbed the pot of gold Sidwell Friends offered them.

Headline from The Washington Post in September:

"A land deal for an elite private school will displace more than 100 sick, poor people"

They're not even moving to another facility. The residents will be, yes, out on the street by the end of next year. The use of the "windfall" of cash hasn't been publicly disclosed at this point. Quite a different scenario from what you're characterizing it as.

Anonymous said...

"They didn't decide to not provide a service - they grabbed the pot of gold Sidwell Friends offered them."

So, in other words, they agreed to the sale and decided not to provide the service.

Insane drama queen.

"They're not even moving to another facility. The residents will be, yes, out on the street by the end of next year."

Every single one of them will be homeless 13 1/2 months from now? Is that what you're claiming?

Anonymous said...

@8:41 writes
"Every single one of them will be homeless 13 1/2 months from now? Is that what you're claiming?"

Now who's being the drama queen?

Anonymous said...

All within their right.

Chris Gifford said...

very Great post.. thanks for sharing bro.. keep up the very good work.

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