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C.W. Brooks Mid-Rise


The C.W. Brooks Mid-Rise is a 60 unit, 4 story mid-rise building for seniors located at 45 West Baltimore Street.  The building was primarily funded through the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Construction was completed in July of 2011. 


The site for the C.W. Brooks Building is a 4.17 acre plot located adjacent to the HHA's administration offices and near the Potomac Towers senior hi-rise.  It is located three blocks from the center of Hagerstown with an array of culture and educational resources near by as well as shopping, dinning, churches, library, grocery store, and medical offices. Numerous community support services are found near here, including the Area Agency on Aging.


Each unit has one bedroom and one bathroom, and is approximately 655 square feet in size. All units have balconies, Energy Star appliances, central heat and air condition, are wired for cable TV, telephone jacks and internet service.
Each unit has the capability of being adapted for full accessibility.


The building features amenities that include two elevators, an entry vestibule, multiple common areas, on-site parking, management and support services.


The total development cost for the C.W. Brooks Building was $13,892,733. 


Funding sources were:


ARRA Capital Funds Recovery Grant                        $9,879,750

HUD Capital Fund Program                                         766,851

HUD RHF Grant                                                        411,554
MD DHCD 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit                        2,784,000
MD MEEHA Grant                                                     150,000
HHA Program Income Contribution                               559,029
Columbia Bank Loan                                                  230,000
Reinvested Interest Income                                         64,860



Principal team members on this project included Pennrose Properties, Inc. (Developer), Wallace, Roberts & Todd (Architect) and Southway Builders (Construction Contractor).


Questions can be directed to David Kump, Special Projects Director at 301-733-6911 X 142 Monday through Friday 8:00AM- 4:30PM or at dkump@hagerstownha.com