Linden Park Renovation Nears Completion

July Cookout with neighbors & residents at Linden Park
July Cookout with neighbors & residents at Linden Park

The renovation of Linden Park Apartments, formerly known as Memorial Apartments, are nearly completed and neighbors agree: the place looks fabulous!

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the apartments, 301 McMechen St., from 2-4 pm on Tuesday, September 20.

Neighbors Connie Lieder, Barbara Cates, Monty Howard and Rina Steinhauer serve on the Memorial Apartments Corporation Board, in the interest of increasing affordable housing for folks “62 years and better.” In addition to selecting the developer and tracking the project over the past three years, the board hired renovation partners at Somerset Development, who acquired $20 million in tax-credit financing for the project.

The complex has been renovated inside and out, and Ruth Royster leads an expansive program of resident activities. Ruth regularly reaches out to the community to engage residents with neighbors. Many attended a recent summer cookout, Judith McFadden facilitates a book club, the Eutaw-Marshburn choir serenades residents regularly and there are upcoming art happenings planned with MICA.

Other improvements include a garden where residents can grow flowers and vegetables and enhanced landscaping all around the building, including the Mosher Park stretch of land where many neighbors walk their dogs. And if you haven’t visited Mosher Park lately, you will want to see the enhanced “Zippy’s Garden” at the corner of Mosher and Mason Streets, which is tended by MRIA’s own Susan Van Buren.

The Memorial Apartments Corporation Board is grateful to the Bolton Hill community for your patience and cooperation during the renovation.