In the News: Lerch Early’s Land Use Projects

Lerch Early’s land use attorneys have had several notable projects appear recently in the news. Here is a roundup of the coverage:

Johnson Property Plans Approved in Gaithersburg

The Gaithersburg City Council approved a development plan for the Johnson Property in Gaithersburg near the interesection of Darnestown Road and Quince Orchard Boulevard. The mixed-use development will include commercial and residential, and will build upon the walkability to the surrounding schools, shopping and amenities. For more, read “Gaithersburg Approves Johnson Property Plans.”

Stuart Barr and Bob Harris serve as land use counsel for the project.

Promark Development Wins Approval for Pearl Street Redevelopment

Promark Real Estate Services recently received sketch plan approval for redevelopment of a parking lot in Bethesda’s Pearl District. The mixed use project at the corner of Pearl Street and Montgomery Avenue will include residential and ground floor uses.

Land use attorney Pat Harris, who represents Promark, commented at the hearing that the Pearl Street District of Bethesda had been “overlooked so far,” saying “we’re excited that this project will somewhat jump-start this portion of the redevelopment of Bethesda.”

For the full article visit “First Redevelopment Project for Bethesda’s Pearl District Wins Initial Approval.”

Rockville Project with Inclusive Community for Disabled Adults Gets Approvals

A new project that will provide affordable housing and other community involvement for those with varying needs and disabilities recently received approval from the Rockville City Planning Commission. Main Street will be an inclusive, community-centered residential development – the first of its kind in the Washington Metropolitan Area – where 25% of the apartments will be designed and designated for adults with disabilities.

Land use attorneys Steve Robins and Liz Rogers serve as land use counsel for Main Street.

For more, see “Rockville Project with Inclusive Community for Disabled Adults Could Break Ground in Fall 2018.”

Kimco Receives Redevelopment Approval for Kentlands Market Square

The City of Gaithersburg Planning Commission approved Kimco’s final site plan for redevelopment of Kentlands Market Square.

Stuart Barr serves as land use counsel for the project. Kimco plans to begin construction in January 2018, with most tenants opening by mid-2019.

For more, read “Kentlands Market Sqaure Redevelopment Project Approved.”

Planning Board Approves Elizabeth Square Project with Pool

The Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously approved plans for Elizabeth Square, a public-private project that will include apartments, an aquatic center, and a senior wellness center. The project is a partnership of Lee Development Group (LDG), the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission, and Montgomery County government.

Bill Kominers, Susan Reuthershan, and Sharon Nelson Craig serve as land use and real estate counsel for LDG.

For more, visit “Planning Board OKs Mixed-Use Project That Will Bring Public Aquatic Center to Silver Spring.

Monument Realty Gains Approval for Residential Development at Former Montgomery Village Golf Course

On November 16, Monument Realty obtained approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board for the development of 494 residential units on the former 147 acre Montgomery Village Golf Course site. The project, Bloom Montgomery Village, includes a combination of single family, townhomes and duplex units. A significant component of the project is the Parks Facilities Agreement intended to facilitate the conveyance of almost 50 acres of park land to MNCPPC Parks Department.

Pat Harris serves as land use counsel on the project.

For more, read “Planning Board Approves Bloom Site Plan for Former Golf Course.”