Wednesday, July 9, 2014


A Federal Realty proposal to construct an apartment building at E. Jefferson Street and Halpine Road, by Congressional Plaza, is the main item on the agenda at tonight's meeting of the Rockville Planning Commission. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Mayor and Council chambers at City Hall, and will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 11.

The 5-story, stick-built project will hold 49 apartments, and an at-grade parking facility for 26 vehicles. Overflow parking is planned to be accommodated on the existing surface lot adjacent to the building.

Because the development does not meet or exceed 50% of the site's development, the project is exempt from updated stormwater, forestry, art and public space requirements. Federal Realty also proposes to correct a flawed loading dock ingress on Halpine Road during the project, making it easier for tractor-trailers to maneuver when making deliveries.

Any children in the development enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools will attend Farmland Elementary School, Tilden Middle School, and Walter Johnson High School.

It appears the project will be called Crest II, a nod to The Crest, an existing residential building at Congressional Plaza.

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