Early Plans Call For Luxury Housing, Restaurants To Finish Rockville Metro Plaza

Developer aims to submit preliminary drawings to city in early June


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Image of proposal for a mixed-use building at 220 E. Middle Lane in Rockville.

Via Foulger-Pratt

A Potomac developer has unveiled a vision for a mixed-use development with luxury homes, shops and restaurants that would fill the gap between the Rockville Metro station and Rockville Town Center. 

The preliminary proposal shared with Bethesda Beat on Friday calls for constructing 240,000 square feet, including 240 homes and about 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, on the site at 220 E. Middle Lane.

Developer Foulger-Pratt had looked for an “anchor office tenant” for the third and final phase of Rockville Metro Plaza, Dick Knapp, the company’s senior vice president of acquisitions, wrote in an email. But with property owners in Bethesda and White Flint also competing over the limited pool of office tenants, Knapp said the company’s search came up short.

As an alternative, Foulger-Pratt decided to move forward with a development that blended residential and retail uses, he said.

The developer has already begun gathering input from elected officials and community members and is looking to submit its preliminary drawings to the City of Rockville in early June, Knapp wrote in an email. He estimated the project, if approved by the city, is about four years from completion.

He said Foulger-Pratt’s goal is to provide exciting architecture and fill the retail space with locally owned businesses. He also said the company wants to include affordable, three-bedroom homes in the plan. The housing would be suited to singles, couples and empty nesters, he added.

The first phases of Rockville Metro Plaza included two office buildings, one of which is the headquarters for Choice Hotels International. The building at 111 Rockville Pike was developed in 2002, and the second at One Choice Hotels Circle was developed in 2013.

Aerial graphic of site marked for the final phase of the Rockville Metro Plaza. Credit: Foulger-Pratt

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