$25,000 donation to GVFD '20

The Village at Slippery Hill owner/developer Tom Ayd, center left, presents a $25,000 check to Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department President Matt Coursey and GVFD Fire Chief Jason Anthony Wednesday, Sept. 23. In the background, from left, are GVFD firefighters Kevin Bell, Bryan Svoboda, Wyatt Bossert and Michael Balsoma.

QUEENSTOWN — The Village at Slippery Hill owner and developer Tom Ayd presented a check for $25,000 to the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday, Sept. 30. GVFD President Matt Coursey and Fire Chief Jason Anthony accepted the donation along with several other firefighters. The money will go toward building fund for a new firehouse, Anthony said.

Ayd, working closely with the Queen Anne’s County Commission since 2013 to bring “a mixed income, mixed use, affordable housing community” to the county, opened the facility earlier this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, there are 34 apartments and 32 townhome apartments occupied there.

“Of the 66 units in the first phase, 59 units are available to households meeting income criteria and seven that have no income restrictions,” said Ayd.

“As of August, we are 100% occupied, and we have a waiting list for more people to move in,” he continued. “There is also 10,000 square feet of commercial space that can be divided for businesses to lease on the ground level facing Nesbit Road.

“We had to work carefully to get people moved in here following CDC guidelines to protect everyone.”

The Village at Slippery Hill offers one bedroom, two bedroom and and three bedroom units. There are two more phases planned to be built: 66 more townhome apartments and 54 senior apartments.

Ayd said, “I know that the majority of people currently living at Slippery Hill either lived here or work here in Queen Anne’s County before they moved in.”

The Village at Slippery Hill is located at 210 Fallen Horse Circle, Queenstown, which is just off Nesbit Road, from U.S. Route 50, near the emergency center. For more information, call 240-813-3119, ext. 840.

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