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New Makerspace May Be Replicated In Other Affordable Housing Projects

June 28, 2017

GlobeSt.com

WASHINGTON, DC–Capital One Bank and Community Preservation and Development Corp.are unveiling a new amenity at the 316-unit Overlook at Oxon Run this morning that Capital One hopes to see replicated in other affordable housing projects.

It is a makerspace — a center for creativity and innovation for both children and adults.

“The makerspace provides a way for generations to connect over a project,” Laura Bailey, Senior Vice President and Head of Community Finance at Capital One, tells GlobeSt.com. “I could see a senior teaching a young person how to knit in those rooms, or a young person figuring out how to use the 3D printing machine and becoming the building’s guru for that particular technology.”

Yes, the makerspace includes 3D printing machines.

Read the full article at GlobeSt.com!


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