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Affordable Housing 'Victory' in Rockville

Archbishop of Washington, County Executive joined in ribbon cutting for a mixed-income community for community for seniors.

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Local officials gathered in Rockville Thursday for a ceremonial dedication for Victory Court, a mixed-income community for residents who are 62 or older.

Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today joined other community leaders for the ribbon cutting.

Victory Court, at 74 Maryland Ave., was built on county-owned land using tax-exempt Housing Opportunities Commission bonds purchased by Capital One bank. Montgomery County also is providing a loan, Patch has reported.

Developers and city leaders broke ground on the site in September 2012, though construction came after years of legal wrangling.

Concerns that the building’s size and scope would not fit in with the neighborhood character—and an argument that it was inconsistent with the city’s master plan—led to a lawsuit by a group of Rockville residents.

In January 2012, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed an October 2010 decision by the Montgomery County Circuit Court that upheld the city's zoning exception for the project.

The city argued that the exception was warranted because of the need for affordable housing.

Sixty-five of Victory’s 86 apartments will be offered at below-market rents.

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Caption: (from left to right) Herbert Zemil. Victory Court resident; Lillian Cruz, Deputy Director of Constituent Services, Office of Congressman Chris Van Hollen; Kayrine Brown, Director of Mortgage Finance, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County; Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett; Victory Housing Board member Paul Johnson; Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington; Victory Housing President Jim Brown; Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen; Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio; Rick Nelson, Director, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs; and Edmund Delaney, Senior Vice President of Capital One Bank.

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Related:

Victory Court: Majority of Senior Apartments Leased Prior to Opening

Construction of Victory Court Apartments Underway in Rockville Town Center
Piotr Gajewski October 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Nice. Opposed at every step by the current Mayoral candidate Bridget Newton. Supported at every step by the current Mayoral candidate Mark Pierzchala: on November 5, you make the the call!
Rocky October 29, 2013 at 04:40 PM
I would have bet that Ms Newton would have been there saying she actually did support this wonderful project ---That is the was she rolls ---
Piotr Gajewski October 30, 2013 at 02:30 PM
You're onto her, Rocky. Ms. Newton also tried to claim she had something to do with bringing Dawson's Market to Rockville (she played no role at all) and was there front and center at Choice Hotels headquarters ground breaking (a project she did her best to derail).

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