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A Universal Community is the ultimate in inclusivity. It is a place where everyone can thrive, live, grow, visit with their neighbors, easily, no matter the age or the need.
A Universal Community is a place where homes and the entire community accommodate those who wish to age-in-place, or who may have a have family member with accessibility needs, living alongside with the able bodied.
A Universal Community is for everyone.
Parc Redland is a first of its kind 100% Design for Life community.
Design for Life is a Montgomery County, Maryland program that provides property tax credits to assist with the costs of accessibility home improvements. The program has two levels of eligibility: (I) VISITable, and (II) LIVEable. Every single unit of our inaugural project, Parc Redland, meets the Level II LIVEable standard. Each buyer is eligible to apply for property tax credits of $2,000 per year over five years, or a total of $10,000 in tax credits.
There are a number of features installed in our homes that make Parc Redland units eligible for the tax credit. Most notable are our standard, oversized 3 story elevators, that make it easy to travel from floor to floor.
Our zero-step entries into the home, and curbless showers within demonstrate the thoughtful integration of accessibility in ways large and small , but these features don't stop at the front door. The entire community, including raised gardening beds and community areas are designed with ease of access in mind.
For more information on Montgomery County’s innovative Design For Life program, click the logo above.
A highight clip of Leadership comments
about Universal's Design for Life project (1:08)