Credit: via Montgomery County Planning

The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday approved the first phase of a development project in the White Flint area, which includes 107 new townhouses and 37 other housing units.

To make room for the project, on Montrose Road, about 11 acres of forest will be cleared. A gas station on one section of the property will be razed.

In the first phase of the project, 107 townhouses will be built, along with 34 “two-over-twos,” similar to townhouses. There will be about 325,924 square feet of development.

Fifty-seven of the townhouses will be 16 feet wide and 50 will be 22 feet wide, according to Planning Board documents.

Five of the townhouses and 17 two-over-twos will be designated as affordable housing.

The developer, Wilgus-Montrose Associates LLC, plans to build five roads to accommodate the new development. On-street parking will be included.


Also included in project plans is a central park with a playground area, an open lawn, sculptures and seating. The park will be privately owned, but accessible to the public.

The developer will pay $209,525 to the county to go toward building a school or park in the sector plan area.

In subsequent phases, project leaders plan for about 1.2 million square feet of total development. That will include up to 638 multi-family housing units on four lots, and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.


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