Overlook at Monarch Mills

Columbia, MD


Shelter Development, LLC


Grimm + Parker Architects


Independent Senior Living


HUD 221(d)(4)

Project Scope
  • 45 units
  • Wood Frame
  • Cementitious Siding
  • Stone Veneer
  • Elec. Split System Heat Pump

Overlook at Monarch Mills

Overlook at Monarch Mills is a 45-apartment independent senior living building in the heart of the Monarch Mills garden apartment community. It is designed to serve seniors who prefer a dedicated, elevator-served building.

Monarch Mills was a partnership development project between Howard County and Shelter Development to revitalize a 1970s community in Columbia, Maryland. It included construction of 269 new rental apartments that provide a mixture of multi-generational and mixed income units. A clubhouse with swimming pool is one of the amenities available to all residents, including those in Overlook.

Overlook meets Green Communities standards, and green features include geothermal wells and high-efficiency lighting fixtures. The overall project was the recipient of the 2012 Maryland Governor’s Award for Commitment to Excellence in Rental Housing.


Governor's Housing Conference
Commitment to Excellence
Rental Housing

Green Project

Green Communities Certified

Geothermal wells
High-efficiency lighting fixtures

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