McKendree Focused Neighborhood Assistance
The McKendree neighborhood is located in the northern third of Montgomery Village and is less than 25 miles northwest of Washington, DC. This community is part of the Northgate Homes HOA and is one of the seven neighborhoods whose community services are not provided by the Montgomery Village Foundation, Inc., but rather by ComSource Management, Inc. under contract with Northgate Homes.
The McKendree neighborhood is named for McKendree (Mac) G. Fulks, a farmer and businessman. He owned 225 acres of the land that became Montgomery Village and worked with Kettler Brothers, Inc. transforming the formerly rural country-side to the urban village we see today.
See the Focused Neigborhood Assistance Report for more information.
McKendree Courtyard Improvement Project
The McKendree Courtyard Improvement Project will include:
- Correcting the drainage issues within the courtyards
- Improve lighting within the courtyard and parking areas
- Adding viable and low maintenance plant material
- Improving connectivity of the community by adding sidewalks entering into the neighborhood
McKendree Exterior Home Improvement Project
The Neighborhood Revitaliztion section developed the Exterior Home Improvement Program to address the challenges that residents had with the public areas as well as with the efficiency of design elements within the home.
To participate in the program, residents had to meet income and household occupancy requirements imposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs. This project includes:
- Replacing windows and patio door with Low-E energy efficient windows
- Updgrading old heat pump systems to 13 SEER energy efficient systems
- Replacing siding and resurfacing soffits and dormers
- Repair and/or replacement of deteriorated fencing
The initial McKendree Courtyard Design meeting was held in September 2013 with the residents of McKendree I to discuss the initial concept design plans for improvements to the courtyard area. The main objective of this project is to develop design alternatives for the courtyard area that will improve the function, use and appeal of the area for residents. The design will address drainage issues as well as improve the landscaping and the lighting of the courtyard and surrounding areas.
The design documents are 90% complete. Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall 2014.
Work on the homes began in February and is expected to continue through the Summer of 2014. Many homes have been updated with energy efficient HVAC systems as well as Low - E double paned windows.