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Homes on Quaker Lane Tops Out

Sandy Spring, MD

Homes on Quaker Lane has reached a construction milestone! The project celebrated its topping out on Thursday, October 24th with a lunch catered from Mission BBQ for subcontractors.

The independent living community will offer 80 new independent units, 72 of which will be affordable and eight will be market rate for seniors. This will later become a component of the larger, existing Friends House Community, a campus of residential facilities for seniors. The campus has significant green space areas, walking areas, and a community garden that will be available to residents at the Homes on Quaker Lane.

The team has been facing many challenges throughout construction. There were three water lines running under the purposed building pad and the Verizon cable line that ran through the building pad was entangled in a 36″ tree stump that caused a delay in hand digging. A 15″ storm drain and fiber optics ran under the other side of the building pad at the elevator, along with the main electric duct bank running through the main section of the building. The biggest challenge was maintaining emergency access given the site’s congested work area. Despite this, the team expects to reach project completion by May 2020.

Topping Out Photos