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Commission Properties

Howard County Housing Commission Owned Properties 

BURGESS MILLS STATION - currently under redevelopment
Burgess Mill Way, Ellicott City 

  • Formerly known as Hilltop

Corporate Court, Ellicott City 

  • 24 townhomes.
  • Formerly known as “Alfa Pines Condominium Complex”, HCH acquired the property in 1990.
  • Current interior and exterior renovations to address defective and failing systems such as plumbing, windows, heat pumps, water heaters, etc.

8905 Tamar Drive, Columbia 

  • Mixed-income community built in 1981.
  • HCH acquired the property this year 2008.
  • 300 garden style apartment homes: 100 one-bedrooms and 200 two-bedrooms
  • Since 2005 the property has benefited from approximately $3.4 million in capital improvements, with $1.8 million being dedicated to exterior renovation.

5505 Waterloo Road, Ellicott City 

  • New construction of 106 apartment homes on 3.38 acres: 95 one-bedrooms and 11 two-bedrooms.
  • Elevator building with green design features and a one-story parking garage.
  • Affordable housing community will be marketed to working professionals (i.e. teachers, public service, entry-level workers) with incomes that are between 50% - 60% of the average median.

3570 Court House Drive, Ellicott City 

  • Columbia Housing owned property, pending Housing Commission acquisition.
  • 60 garden style apartment homes: 5 one-bedrooms and 55 two-bedrooms.
  • Formerly known as Venus Gardens the development provides affordable rental housing for low and moderate-income families.


7500 Monarch Mills Way (formerly Oakland Mills Road), Columbia 

  • Formerly known as Guilford Gardens, the redevelopment and expansion will transform the community into a high quality, green, mixed-income community of 270 units.

9950 Guilford Road, Jessup 

  • Financed with Maryland Partnership Rental Housing Program funds.
  • 60 unit senior community built in 1996: 58 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom.

Palace Hall Drive (Route 29 at Skylark Boulevard), Laurel 

  • Shelter Group owned project with a Housing Commission ground lease.
  • New construction of 80 apartment homes on 6.8 acres: 58 one-bedrooms and 22 two-bedrooms.
  • Affordable apartment homes will be marketed to active seniors with incomes that are between 30% - 60% of the average median.

STONEY RUN (formerly known as Streamwood)
Quiet Times, Columbia

  • Commission owned and built in 1998
  • 9 three-bedroom townhomes
  • 11 two-bedroom townhomes

3120 Burgess Mill Way, Ellicott City 

  • Financed with Maryland Partnership Rental Housing Program funds.
  • 25 one-bedroom apartments.
  • Senior community with an attached community center.