The Bonifant Is A Winner!
The Bonifant, an 11-story, 149-unit building providing housing to seniors in downtown Silver Spring, is the first residential property built alongside a public-use facility in Montgomery County, the Silver Spring library. It is part of growing efforts to use county-owned land to increase the supply of affordable housing available to low-income residents. Working with Montgomery County through a unique public-private partnership, MHP and the Donohoe Companies constructed The Bonifant to give seniors an opportunity to blend city living with affordability. The Bonifant is a modern, affordable apartment community designed for seniors who wish to age in place with easy access to services and amenities and many opportunities to participate in programming focused
The Bonifant project won the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s Vanguard Award for New Construction (Large). The Vanguard award recognizes newly developed or significantly rehabbed affordable multifamily housing communities that showcase high-quality design and resourceful financing. The award shines a spotlight on projects that serve as proof that affordable housing that is done well can transform neighborhoods, as well as the lives of individual residents.
That’s not all. The Bonifant also has received the following recognition:
- Community Impact Award from the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
- Capital One Architectural Design Award
- Finalist, Urban Land Institute of Washington Trends Award, Impact category
- First Place Architecture Award for New Construction, awarded by Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County
- NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association), DC/MD Chapter, Award of Excellence – Best Multi-Family – Montgomery County
- Maryland Building Industry Association’s Land Development Council Community Development Award