To serve and honor veterans, Fort Howard Development, a real estate developer plans to build community center for them. The managing partner at Fort Howard, Tim Munshell said the ground breaking for the community center will be held this fall at its location, along the Chesapeake Bay and Patapsco River in Baltimore County — at the campus of Fort Howard Veterans Affairs.
Facilities in the 95 acre veterans community center would include assisted living, active adult living, healthcare facilities, a clinical rehabilitation centers, and a town center complete with service-related retail and restaurants.
In California, another veteran facility — Veterans Home of California at Yountville was recently redeveloped and house about 1,200 residents. The center, according to the report, also received LEED Gold certification from the U.S Green Building Coouncil.
Other features the community center will also boast includes walking trails along the river side and other open spaces, professional office buildings, educational facilities, a wellness center, museum space, plus community meeting spaces.
The community center, which will be developed within seven to ten years, according to the company information, will aim for a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Gold certification, but it will be a LEED Silver certified development project.
Green features integrated in the community center will include geothermal, solar and other additional sustainable energy-generating components. It will be the first neighbourhood in the region to have renewable energy generation on-site.
Peter Fillat Architects will be designing the eight buildings in the community— which will include about 400 residential units and more than 100,000 square feet of retail space. According to a business journal, the entire veteran community center has a price tag of $500 million.