Last Thursday, the Planning Board took up the Rockville Pike-Montrose North section of the White Flint 2 Plan, and they also reviewed a few properties on Executive Boulevard.
While the staff recommended a floating zone for 6100, 6110,6116, 6120, and 6130 Executive Boulevard, some of the property owners argued for CR or CRT zoning. The property owners cited proximity to transit, the need for flexibility, ability to build more residential space in response to market conditions, and the provision of enhanced community amenities, including bike paths, pedestrian paths, and additional grid roads as reasons for the change in zoning.
The Hebrew Home/JCC/Charles E. Smith complex reiterated their view that no roads should be built through their property.
Cherrington Townhouses reiterated their desire to retain a wooded area behind their townhome community on Montrose Road. Montgomery Parks also argued for retaining the wooded area as a linear park, but Chair Casey Anderson said he didn’t see how an isolated strip of woods could add value and be successful as a park. Other Planning Board members said they’d have to think about how best balance to environmental and development needs.
Here are some of the more interesting slides from the Planning Staff’s presentation.