Live-blogging from the March 30 meeting of the Montgomery Planning Board.
Montouri property. Across Nebel St. from the new Harris Teeter store, at the end of Old Georgetown Rd. Object to MARC station on their site. “Sliver” on the west side of Nebel, which is now a treed site. Undeveloped for many years. Zoned for industrial uses, but no industry has been interested for years, so are happy to see higher uses coming into the area. Concept for site, based on topography, can’t put in MARC station and still have enough to develop the site in any way. About 300 units of residences without the station; no commercial or retail. 20 story building with underground parking. Give a “terminus” to Old Georgetown Rd. The northern MARC station won’t benefit transit because people coming long-distances will transfer in Rockville, where you will be under cover. Takes longer to transfer to Metro at White Flint to go downtown, than going on the MARC to Union Station and backtracking. So redundant and doesn’t add to transportation network. We want to be allowed to use the sliver for density transfer. Then would “probably” use that piece for public open space. Generally pleased with density provisions, zoning and FAR.