Foxwell Condominiums is the first residential project constructed by W. M. Davis, Inc. and W. M. Davis Development LLC. The original project was intended to be rental apartments. Due to permitting delays, the project became a condominium project. The project consists of three buildings. Phase I consists of ten (10) one and two bedroom units in a three-story building. Phase II consists of twelve (12) one, two and three bedroom units in a three-story building. Phase III consists of ten (10) one and two bedroom units in a three-story building. Phase I was completed in the Summer of 2008. Phase II in the Spring of 2009 and Phase III in the Fall of 2009.
The approval process for the project was lengthy. After two years, approval was granted from the State of Maryland, St. Mary’s County Planning & Growth Management and the Town of Leonardtown. Construction began immediately.
The project is situated on a steep hill. The Architect, Collins & Kronstadt, performed an amazing job to fit the project on a very difficult site. It points out a good site planner is a must. Each of the buildings has a different foundation layout. The foundations were designed to fit the various elevation changes on the site.
The exterior design of the buildings is in keeping with other buildings in the town.
Although, the project is within the town limits of Leonardtown, it retains a rural setting with forests bordering it on three sides. The condominiums are within walking distance to a revitalized downtown area of Leonardtown which includes quaint shops and unique restaurants. The rural setting and proximity to the town are marketing points utilized by W. M. Davis Development LLC. In addition to the closeness to the town, the condominiums are an easy drive to NAS Patuxent River, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and St. Mary’s County government offices.
The interior finishes were selected to appeal towards first-time home buyers and professionals that work in the governmental contracting world. The units include cherry cabinets, Stylestone countertops, hardwood flooring and private balconies. The kitchens are equipped with Energy Star stainless steel appliances. Whenever feasible, Green products were used during construction.
One challenge faced during this project was the redesign of the buildings from apartments to condominiums. Forest conservation was another challenge that the project required.