Hord Coplan Macht is providing planning, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture for Nebel Street, a 166-unit affordable and mixed-income community for the Montgomery Housing Partnership. The project promotes many of Montgomery County’s goals and objectives, including providing additional affordable housing located in proximity to public transit, and contributes to the urban fabric of the neighborhood by developing an empty parcel.
The building site is currently an undeveloped property in a prominent area of White Flint near the intersection of Nebel Street and Old Georgetown roads. With a stream and steep slopes to the rear of the rear of the property, its challenging site offers creative urban planning and building and landscape design opportunities to incorporate environmental features—such as views from within the building overlooking the stream, an outdoor deck built among the trees, and a tree-lined walkway with connections to nearby pedestrian and bicycle paths. Unique to the project is an adjacent seemingly unusable parcel across the street that will be transformed into an urban pocket park.
Nebel Street features efficiency, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with indoor amenity space above structured parking. The proposed six-story building is comprised of five stories of Type III wood-frame construction over three levels of a non-combustible concrete podium with 155 parking spaces. The affordable housing project is seeking LEED-Homes v4 Gold Certification and National Green Building Standards.