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Watkins Mill Town Center

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Summary of Approved Development

On August 1, 2005, the Mayor & City Council approved Schematic Development Plan SDP-05-002, known as Casey West. The Schematic Development Plan (SDP) was approved with 23 conditions as described in Resolution R-75-05 (Exhibit #6). To date, the applicant has met most of the conditions of the resolution, but there are several that have been carried over from the approved SDP.

The approved SDP included 1,075 dwelling units including single-family detached, single-family attached, two-over-two condominiums, a high-rise condominium tower. The Urban Core section of the plan proposed 259,939 square feet of mixed use commercial space and 936,650 square feet of office space.

The subject site plan, SP-05-0013, is requesting approval for only residential units located outside the urban core and only the streets inside the urban core. The developer will submit separate site plan applications for the remainder of the property at later dates. It is anticipated that the urban core will be brought forward in sections rather than one large site plan.

The residential unit breakdown is as follows:

Single Family Detached 94
Townhouses with an Integral Garage 180
Stacked Townhouses (2-over-2 Units) 142
Loft condominiums 20


Application ASDP-0641-2012 has been filed requesting approval of an amendment to Schematic Development Plan SDP-05-002, known as Watkins Mill Town Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The application requests approval to eliminate the commercial component of the twenty approved live/work units (also known as the mid-town urban lofts) and develop the parcels exclusively with residential townhomes. The 10,000 square feet of commercial floor area would be reallocated to a hotel to be built in phase two of development. Watkins Mill Town Center is zoned MXD Mixed Use Development and is located between I-270 and the CSX railroad tracks at Watkins Mill Road. The subject area of amendment is located at 400, 401, 500, 501 Uptown Street

Application ASDP-0641-2012 was approved by the Mayor & City Council on November 5, 2012.


On May 3, 2006, the Planning Commission granted final site plan approval to SP-05-0013 for 436 dwelling units for The Woodlands at Watkins Mill Town Center.