Development Updates in Montgomery Village

March 2, 2020
MCS Staff
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Development Updates in Montgomery Village courtesy of The Montgomery Village Foundation.

The Montgomery Village Shopping Center 
Construction is ongoing at the shopping center as it prepares for a whole new look. There will be an additional entrance to the shopping center at Centerway and Watkins Mill Roads, as Centerway would cut all the way through the shopping center according to the new plans. The project will include condos and townhouses. There is no completion date provided at this time.
Lidl
Lidl submitted a Preliminary Plan and Site Plan back in September to develop on two lots at the old Professional Center site across from the Montgomery Village Shopping Center.
The plan went to the Montgomery County Planning Board on January 30, during which public comment was received. At the meeting, the Planning Board approved both the Preliminary Plan and Site Plan.
North Creek Pool
Once the North Creek Pool is renovated (closing after the 2020 pool season and reopening for the 2021 season), North Creek Community Center will have some of the most diverse offerings available to Village residents: a brand new pool with a 140’ water slide, tot lot (replaced in 2015), two lighted tennis courts, three lighted pickleball courts and a lighted futsal/soccer court.
Montgomery Village Golf Course/Bloom Montgomery Village Development
Ground breaking on the site development work is now likely to begin THIS month, with the first model home lots expected to be delivered THIS Fall.
The approved plan includes 494 new homes (467 townhomes, 26 detached single family homes and 1 duplex), of which 68 homes will be set aside as Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDU).

Construction photos courtesy of  the “Montgomery Village Junior High” Facebook page.
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13 Comments

  1. Nancy J Reese on March 2, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    When we first moved to Montgomery County, MV mall was really a nice little place. It was enclosed then, with the bank, gift shop, shoe store, children’s clothing store, book store as well as a tee-shirt kiosk and Peoples’ Drug. Sir Walter Raleigh and Bob’s Big Boy were two restaurants on the spot. But some brainchild decided to open it up…and we eventually lost both restaurants, and replaced the nice little shops with the likes of a dollar store, Big Lots and Subway. Oh well.

    • Janet burns on March 2, 2020 at 8:25 pm

      Yes, Nancy we loved that little mall ! It was just perfect and me and my children spent many years meeting up with friends there and interacting with the shop keepers They were the best of days

    • Kathleen Marie Blair on March 2, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      There was a bakery in the circle across from the gas station/McDonalds, along with a movie theater, a small post office and a nice bar/restaurant. I worked in the bakery around 1980.

  2. Lawrence Tagrin on March 2, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    This is not development. This is deterioration. We lose some great stores and get less actual shopping and more congestion. The developers take the money and run. We’re left to handle the consequences.

    • Cheryl L Vickers on March 3, 2020 at 8:27 am

      It started to change a while ago. I had a condo on the amphitheater and loved it. But neighborhood changed, shopping center changed, heck I was afraid to go up there at night or walk at the lakes alone. Seems I sold my condo just in time. I have driven bacj thru on occasion and I barely recognize the area. It used to be a premiere community…. Now just a congested mess like the rest of Montgomery County… Rockville Town Center, White Flint etc… Its a shame. For an area that traffic is already horrible and there are less and less green spaces… whose idea is it to just build more, care less and escalate the problems..

  3. Bonnie Lee on March 2, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Would be interesting it on receiving information on the new homes that are gonna be built to on the golf course. interest in the low income housing that will be offered to residents with limited income I’m on SSI and raising my granddaughter who lost her father .

    • Freddy el Desfibradddor on March 3, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Bonnie Lee – I suggesting contacting Montgomery Village Foundation for that info.

      • Maria on July 23, 2020 at 9:47 am

        I am so happy I just purchase a house last year 3 min from the shopping center. I can’t ask for more Lidl and Aldis oh yes so exited

  4. maryanne moses on March 3, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Do you know what stores or restaurants are going in?

  5. Gaithersburg Karate on March 4, 2020 at 10:57 am

    We are excited for all the new changes coming to the Shopping Center and around MV. It will be good for everyone in the area.

  6. J. Taylor on March 5, 2020 at 8:44 am

    I think people need to focus on the future and the positive impacts they are trying to make. I view the changes coming as a step in the right direction. Also a reinvestment in a 50+ year old community to this scale, showed be viewed in a better light.

  7. ThosA on March 5, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Montgomery Village has lost its architectural characteristics so carefully designed by Kettler Brothers. Here comes urban grunge.

    • Allan on July 8, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      That’s fine to be honest. Montgomery Village needs new life to be injected. All the architecture seems very dated.

      That and also the apartments need to be visually updated. Those immediately surrounding the shopping venter are a prime example. Just dated and old looking.

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