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What is a

Universal Community?

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
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To learn more about Parc Redland


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We Wear These Logos Like Badges

of Honor

Parc Redland by Universal Communities is proud to champion inclusive home design through Montgomery County's innovative Design For Life program.


We appreciate the contributions of so many Montgomery County and State Of Maryland officials who have worked to ensure our residents have access to homes that are universally accessible for all ages and stages of life.

As Montgomery County's first Design For Life community, we're committed to raising the bar on just how exciting, livable, and inclusive a new home community can be.

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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.


The Universal Communities Story

Universal Communities is a purpose-driven homebuilder committed to creating the ultimate inclusive communities.


Our goal is to introduce our new and inclusive Universal Community concept with the Parc Redland project, and to pave the way providing the perfect solution for buyers who seek to age-in-place, live multigenerationally, and live in communities accessible to both able bodied and disabled people.

How did we get here?

Follow our story below by clicking

on the numbered story lines below.



A highight clip of Leadership comments

about Universal's Design for Life project (1:08)

The Montgomery County Council produced this video of the Parc Redland ground breaking. (2:15)

Thank You

Thank You

Over the past five years, pulling together this project and the Design for Life program been an act of unanimous public support. We want to especially thank the following public servants for their expertise, vision, leadership and contributions in helping to make the first Design for Life community possible.

We especially want to extend a special thank you to Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot for their support of our groundbreaking prototype Universal Community and their leadership in these current times for our neighbors, state and country.

State of Maryland 
Ida Ruben - Former Maryland State Senator & President Pro-Tem
Larry Hogan - Governor of Maryland
Peter Franchot - Comptroller of Maryland, and his staff
Nancy Kopp - Maryland Treasurer
Carol Beatty - Secretary, Maryland Department of Disabilities
Greg Slater - Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administrator
Maryland Senate 
Douglas Peters - Maryland State Senator 
Guy Guzzone - Maryland State Senator
Jake Weissman, Chief of Staff, Office of the Senate President
Casey Anderson - Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board
Gwen Wright - Montgomery County Planning Director, MNCPPC
Rose Krasnow - Former Deputy Director, Montgomery Co Planning Dept.
Montgomery County, Maryland
Marc Elrich - Montgomery County Executive
Ike Leggett - Former Montgomery County Executive
Christopher Conklin - MCDOT Director, and his staff
Hadi Mansouri - MCDPS Acting Director, and his staff
Diane Schwartz Jones - Former Director, Mont. Co. Dept. of Permitting Services
Montgomery County Council
Sidney Katz - Councilmember & County Council President
Nancy Navarro - Councilmember
Craig Rice - Councilmember
Hans Riemer - Councilmember
Tom Hucker - Councilmember
Gabe Albornoz - Councilmember
Evan Glass - Councilmember
Will Jawando - Councilmember
Andrew Friedson - Councilmember
Jeffrey Zyontz - Council Attorney
Universal Communities   16220 Frederick Road, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20877     (301) 208-0250
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