Main Street is an inclusive, community-centered residential development – the first of its kind in the Washington Metropolitan Area – where 25% of the apartments are designed and designated for adults with disabilities. On course to be completed by 2020 in the heart of Rockville, MD, Main Street seeks to be a model and a mindset – an affordable and inclusive community that offers social engagement, unparalleled accessibility and dynamic educational, vocational and therapeutic programming. Non-residents may join our membership and participate in community activities along with residents. In this way, the project will have an even broader impact beyond providing critically needed housing.
Main Street’s mission is to meet the urgent need for disability housing and programming with affordable, community-centered spaces and opportunities that promote inclusion, independence and quality of life.
Main Street will offer 70 apartments, including 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units, with 25% of the units serving adults with needs and 75% being affordable.
Partnerships with local universities and organizations will provide the foundation for social, educational and therapeutic programming. A full working kitchen, rooftop garden, computer lab and meeting space will host professional skills workshops and classes for residents to learn a new skill, volunteer or engage in a hobby.
An on-site multimedia room and wellness center including fitness and meditation space will provide places to lounge, socialize and unwind. An array of dynamic activities and events will be offered directly on-site, positioning Main Street as a destination and a community asset. In addition, Main Street’s close proximity to downtown Rockville and the Rockville Metro station offers a variety of restaurants, shops and activities within walking distance.
Housed within Main Street’s ground floor are flexible, affordable spaces for non-profits and resource-oriented organizations to access Main Street residents and the growing Rockville community. Vocational supports—from job coaching to ride shares—provide residents the tools they need for meaningful employment. An attached neighborhood coffee shop will offer employment opportunities while supporting the caffeine habits of Rockville’s public and private sectors.
Every person deserves the opportunity to make their life their own. Main Street strives to provide a safe, engaging home for adults with special needs, with the residential supports they need to find friendship, joy and purpose.