Since our groundbreaking, we have been receiving many inquiries and want to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
When will Main Street open?
The building will open in the first half of 2020.
Where will Main Street be located?
Main Street will be located at 50 Monroe Place in Rockville, Maryland - 500 feet from the Rockville Metro station and bus transportation and near all the amenities of Rockville Town Center including restaurants, shops, a theater, a library, free events in Rockville Town Square and more.
How many apartments will Main Street have?
Main Street will have 70 apartments including 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units; 18 of the apartments will be designed and designated for adults with disabilities, which means they will include additional accessibility and safety features.
Will units at Main Street be for sale or for rent?
All the units at Main Street will be rentals.
What will the community center at Main Street include?
The 10,000 square foot ground floor of the Main Street building will be a community center with a wellness center, teaching kitchen, multimedia room, cyber lounge and classroom. In this space, Main Street will offer a wide range of educational, recreational and therapeutic activities for residents and non-residents who join as members. There will also be a coffee shop, open to the public, that will employ people with and without disabilities.
What kind of supports will be available for residents?
Main Street will not be an approved service provider through the State of Maryland. We will have Community Inclusion Coordinators on staff who may be hired to assist residents with daily tasks on a fee-for-service basis. Assistance may include ensuring that a resident gets up for work on time, providing medication reminders, encouraging participation in community activities, etc. Residents needing additional services or health care may bring their supports with them to Main Street.
How do I apply to live at Main Street?
We have not yet determined the specific criteria that residents will need to meet or started accepting applications. We do expect that there will be high demand for the apartments. Those who are not able to live at Main Street may participate in the dynamic programming at Main Street by being a member.
How can I stay updated on the progress of Main Street?
The best way to stay updated on Main Street is to become a member. Members receive all of our communications and are invited to regular member events
such as baseball games, bowling, picnics, pool parties, yoga classes, educational workshops and professional networking events. Information about membership is available here
. We are able to waive the membership fee in cases of financial need. To get the latest Main Street news, you may also want to follow us on Facebook
Where can I get information about other housing options for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities?
The Autism Housing Network, which is a project of the Madison House Autism Foundation, has a wealth of information on their website including a map of housing communities around the U.S. and a virtual tour of housing options. While some of the communities listed are limited to those with autism, many (including Main Street) are not.