2,000 residences proposed as part of White Flint development project

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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.

A rendering of the proposed Rose Village development. VIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY PLANNING BOARD

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.

The number of apartments in each building ranges from 214 to 391, according to Planning Board documents.

In total, the project proposes 2,060 new residences spread among the new buildings. Fifteen percent (about 309 units) would be designated as affordable housing.

The project also includes expanding the existing parking garage, and include parking within each residential building. There would be 2,912 parking spaces in total.

Construction would be completed in eight phases. Documents do not say how long project leaders expect the full build-out to take.

“Overall, this urban infill development Project will transform a single-use office park campus with surface parking into a compact community with new residential and mixed-use buildings with ground-floor activating commercial uses near existing employment, services, and transit,” Planning Board documents say. “Combining new housing options, activating retail uses, and open spaces, the Project aims to strengthen links between the Pike and Rose neighborhood and the Executive Boulevard corridor.”

Project plans also include several outdoor greenspaces, a civic green, a plaza and courtyard areas.

Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at caitlynn.peetz@bethesdamagazine.com