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Projects in the City

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Included here are significant active projects in the City of Gaithersburg. These include large scale development plans, annexations, legislative and policy issues, and other Mayor and City Council initiatives. Background documentation is included for each topic and updated material is attached as it is received. Please check this site frequently for project status and document updates.

Bicycle Connection

Industrial Drive to Summit Hall Road
The path will provide a low stress connection to the County’s master planned bicycle network.

Watkins Mill Road & Travis Avenue Stream Restoration Project

Public Works has designed improvements to the Whetstone Run & Watkins Mill Run streams within Blohm Park. The construction phase of the improvements is scheduled to begin late spring 2020 and continue into the fall. 

WSSC Projects

Observatory Heights Water Main Replacement
Edgewood Water Main Replacement

WSSC will replace water mains starting in the spring/summer of 2020 that will affect City residents in the Observatory Heights, Rosemont & Walnut Hill neighborhoods of Gaithersburg.

Repeal & Replace the City’s Sign Ordinance

Reexamination of the current Sign Ordinance to keep current with advances in sign technology & changes in design trends.

City Park at Former CPSC Site

Redevelopment of the former Consumer Product Safety Commission property for public/recreational use.
      • Planning Ad Hoc Committee

309 North Frederick Avenue

The applicant is requesting to remove the historic designation status of the property at 309 North Frederick Avenue.

405 South Frederick Avenue

WAWA Gas Station
The applicant is requesting approval for the construction of a new automobile filling station & retail building.

Short-Term Rentals

A short-term rental is the renting out of a furnished home, apartment, accessory dwelling or condominium for typically less than 30 consecutive days on a weekly or nightly basis. These rentals are advertised on third party sites such as Airbnb & Homeaway.

Proposed AT&T Telecommunications Tower

AT&T is proposing to place a cell tower and associated structure just off of Great Seneca Highway a bit north of Upshire Circle.

The Spectrum at Watkins Mill

The proposal of mixed office, restaurant, commercial, service station, senior center/public uses, including residential units to be built in two phases.

102/104 South Frederick Avenue

The Applicant is requesting concept site plan approval for the construction of a new two-story 5,600 square foot office building.

700 North Frederick Avenue

The applicant is requesting sketch plan approval to allow up to 650,000 square feet of commercial/employment/industrial uses.

KIMCO Market Square Block F

The redevelopment of an existing surface parking lot and retail strip into a six-story mixed-use building.

Washingtonian North Senior Living Apartments

The applicant is requesting schematic development plan approval for the construction of a 310 unit senior living apartment building.

Visioning Exercise

To help guide their decision making, Mayor & City Council held a Visioning Exercise in early 2019.

Crown Office Building

The applicant is requesting schematic development plan approval for a 42,335 square foot, 4-story office building with ground floor commercial.

Lakeforest Mall

With a combined total land area exceeding 100 acres, this privately-owned super regional mall has surplus land area for future development and existing retail spaces available for tenants of various sizes.

Revised City Road Code

The Road Code defines the various types of roads found in the City and the minimum engineering design standards. 

Kentlands Market Square

The redevelopment starting point for the transformation of the Market Square Property into a mixed-use community as envisioned by the City’s “Kentlands Boulevard Commercial District Special Study Area”.

Proposed Kelley Park Elementary School

A small portion of Kelley Park, a 28-acre amenity featuring three ballfields, playgrounds, tennis courts, sand volleyball and open space, has been proposed by Montgomery County Public Schools as a site for a new elementary school in the Gaithersburg Cluster

700 Quince Orchard Road

The request to construct a two-level parking garage behind the existing office building facing Quince Orchard Road. The plans also included the construction of two public streets and other site improvements.

Discovery Park

The development of a City park to serve the Quince Orchard Park, Vistas, Kentlands and greater Gaithersburg communities.

Annexation of Becraft Properties

An application has been filed by MB Becraft, LLC, petitioning the City to annex approximately 1.813 acres of land from Montgomery County into the City.

Fishman Property

A proposal for the construction of a six-story mixed-use building that contains ground floor retail, five-story multi-family apartments, amenity space and an associated three-level parking garage in the Olde Towne District.

Corridor Development (CD) Zone Survey

In 2001, the City adopted the Frederick Avenue Corridor Land Use Plan, and along with it created what’s known as the Corridor Development (CD) Zone.

Small Cell / Wireless Facilities in the Right-of-Way

Installation of small cell facilities in residential and commercial areas to expand the capacity of wireless networks.

Crown Farm

The Crown Farm is a large scale transit-oriented, mixed-use development. This project has been a priority for the City since its annexation into the City in 2006.

Kentlands Square

Request for the approval of Sketch Plan Application for a ±12 acre tract of land within a larger existing developed shopping center.

Watkins Mill Town Center

Development of dwelling units including single-family detached, single-family attached, two-over-two condominiums, and a high-rise condominium tower.

Kentlands Square Infill Sites

The proposal of three infill commercial buildings and associated minor site changes in Kentlands Square Shopping Center.

Johnson Properties - The Chase at Quince Orchard

The proposal of 106 residential units comprised of 26 single-family detached houses and 80 townhomes and a one acre park on ±14 acres.