2,000 residences proposed as part of Rose Village development project

From Bethesda Beat

The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday is expected to approve early plans for a project that would bring more than 2.5 million square feet of new development and more than 2,000 residences to White Flint.

The project, called Rose Village, would be on Executive Boulevard, near Montrose Parkway.

Three office buildings, a parking garage and multiple large parking lots are on the property now. The developer, Washington Science Center Joint Venture, has proposed demolishing one of the office buildings, but retaining the two others, then building seven new buildings, according to Planning Board documents.

All but one building would be mixed-use, with ground-floor retail or office space, and the upper levels dedicated to housing. One building would be exclusively residences. Each new building would have a rooftop terrace.

Read the rest of the article on Bethesda Beat

Some more info on Rose Village

Yesterday we posted some images from Willco’s submission to the Planning Board for their exciting new project, Rose Village. Here is some more information on the project, gleaned from articles in BisNow, Bethesda Beat, and the MoCo Show, as well as Planning Department documents.

  • the goal is to “transform the property … into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood for the creation of an urban node.”
  • the first to be constructed, as soon as approval is given, will be a seven-story apartment building on the southwest corner (building A.)
  • a vacant office building currently on this parcel will be torn down, but the other two existing office buildings will remain and provide 375,000 square feet of office space,
  • Willco said that because construction costs make shorter, wood-frame buildings more feasible, Rose Village would ultimately build between 1,300 and 1,500 residential units, even though the plans call for the maximum possible, which is a little more than 2,000 units.. 
  • seven of the eight proposed buildings would be mixed-use with ground-floor retail with one building being a residence-only building.
  • fifteen percent of the residences would be affordable housing/MPDUs.
  • a one-acre civic green is proposed.
  • plans include nearly 3,000 parking spaces in both structured garages and surface lots.

See the proposed plans for Rose Village

Rose Village, a 21.5 acre plot of land located at the intersection of Towne Road and Montrose Road with Executive Blvd. being the boundary on the western side, will include 2.5 million square feet of residential, office, and commercial space, including about 2,000 residential units. This is generally known as the Willco property right now.

This project goes before the planning board in mid-April, and it promises to be an exciting addition to the Pike District.

Below are a few images so you can see some preliminary designs for Rose Village.

And here are stories on the project in Bethesda Beat and MoCo Show.