Leisure World of Maryland celebrated its 50th anniversary in September 2016. With this approaching milestone in mind, we made a commitment to invest in our future. In response to the evolving priorities of current residents and expectations of future residents, we are investing in our infrastructure, amenities and services.
A pioneering independent living community developed with the needs and aspirations of active adults in mind, Leisure World of Maryland is recognized for its thoughtful design and quality home construction. Homes are sited in residential enclaves convenient to centrally located, resort-style amenities and services. Natural beauty, pristine landscapes, and meandering walking trails course throughout our 610-acre community.
These characteristics defined our community when it was first developed five decades ago, and are the same attributes attracting a new generation of residents.
In order to preserve the value and beauty of our community, we developed a comprehensive plan. Since 2013, the Facilities Enhancement Plan (FEP) has guided upgrades and renovations to key amenities and services. Projects have ranged from redesigning interior spaces, and golf course maintenance, to new construction. We are making improvements throughout the community.
Completed projects include:
While residents benefit from these development projects, they are not burdened with the costs. Enhancements are financed through our Resales Improvement Fund.
When homes are sold in Leisure World of Maryland, buyers pay a fee that benefits the entire community. The fee is calculated at three percent of the gross sales price of each home resale and is deposited into our Resales Improvement Fund (RIF). The reserve funds are designated for the improvement, betterment or expansion of Trust facilities, commonly owned properties and amenities, including for example, the clubhouses, Administration Building, golf course, and security gates.
The community recently enhanced Clubhouse I and its surroundings. The clubhouse is a much used gathering spot for residents to enjoy a hobby or attend a club or committee meeting, and it also houses the community’s three restaurants.
Improvements included expanding a banquet hall often used by residents for catered gatherings, the construction of a circular driveway at the entrance of the Terrace Room restaurant, allowing visitors on foot and cars dropping off and picking up patrons easier access to the restaurant’s entrance, and construction of an interior vestibule and exterior canopy at the restaurant’s entrance, providing patrons shelter from the elements.
Using architectural designs by the innovative engineering company, Stantec, and with the knowledgeable and dedicated Warfel Construction Company at the project’s helm, construction was completed in 2022.
The Clubhouse I enhancement project is just one example of how we are building on our legacy, investing in our community, and dictating our future.
Much-anticipated construction by Warfel Construction Company is set to begin on a coming Administration Building in April 2023.
The two-floor, state-of-the-art building will replace the nearly 60-year old current Administration Building and will continue to house vendors, staff offices and meeting rooms.
The final phase of the project is scheduled to begin in April 2024, after Leisure World of Maryland Corporation staff moves into the new building. This third phase will include demolition of the existing Administration Building and construction of a new parking lot that will include 18 ADA-designated parking spaces, as well as new sidewalks, curbs, gutters and paving.
Construction of the new Administration Building’s lower level is expected to begin in October 2023, and the entire project is projected to be completed by summer 2024.