New Makerspace May Be Replicated In Other Affordable Housing Projects
June 28, 2017
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.