Potomac Valley Shopping Center Annexation

The City Council voted to adopt Resolution R-31-16 to annex the Potomac Valley Shopping Center (South) into the City of Gaithersburg.

The City of Gaithersburg is reviewing a request to annex the Potomac Valley Shopping Center (South) into the City Limits of Gaithersburg. The case number is X-7089-2015.

X-7089-2015 City Map

An application was filed by Darnestown Valley – WHM LP and Darnestown Valley Petroleum WHM, LLC petitioning the City to annex approximately 8.28 acres of land from Montgomery County into the City. The annexation area was reduced to 7.7614 acres. The area for annexation consists of two (2) parcels and two (2) road rights-of-ways (ROW). It includes Parcel C and parts of Parcel D which comprise of approximately 4.4427 acres of land. The petition further includes 2.0204 acres of ROW for Darnestown Road (Maryland 28) and 1.2934 acres of ROW for Quince Orchard Road (Maryland 124). The subject property is located at the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Darnestown Road (Maryland Route 28) and Quince Orchard Road (Maryland Route 124).

X-7089-2015 Location Map

Potomac Valley Shopping Center Retail

The annexation includes the following addresses: 12114, 12116, 12118, 12120, 12126, 12130, 12132, 12136, 12140, 12146, 12150, 12154, 12158, 12162, 12166, and 12168 Darnestown Road.

Potomac Valley Shopping Center Office

Potomac Valley Shopping Center Route 28

The annexation petition requests rezoning of the property from the Montgomery County Neighborhood Retail - NR 0.75 H-45 Zone to the City’s MXD (Mixed Use Development) Zone. The property is located within the City’s Maximum Expansion Limits as identified within the Municipal Growth Element of the 2003 Master Plan.

Meetings

The Introduction of the Annexation Resolution by the Mayor and City Council on September 8, 2015, commenced the annexation process.

The Planning Commission conducted a public meeting on the petition October 7, 2015, and recommended approval of the annexation petition and recommended zoning the property to the City’s MXD (Mixed Use Development) Zone on October 21, 2015. The Mayor and City Council conducted a public hearing on November 16, 2015. The record of the application closed on December 16, 2015. On March 7, 2016, at the request of the applicant, the Mayor and City Council reopened the record of X-7089-2015.

On Monday, April 18, 2016, the Mayor and City Council voted to close the record of Annexation X-7089-2015 for the submission of written testimony on May 2, 2016 at 5 p.m.

The record on Annexation Petition X-7089-2015 closed on May2, 2016 at 5 p.m. The Mayor and City Council reviewed this application their meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016 during Policy Discussion. The City Council voted to adopt Resolution R-31-16 to annex the Potomac Valley Shopping Center (South) into the City of Gaithersburg.

Last Updated 5/18/2016.