A resolution in the works would favor a developer’s request to build 144 townhouses at King Farm.
On Monday, the Rockville City Council voted 3-0 to instruct staff to prepare a resolution approving the request. Councilmen Tom Moore and John Hall Jr. were not at the meeting.
The townhouses could be built at the Irvington Center section of King Farm at a site previously approved for office development. At least 18 of the town homes would be designated for affordable housing, developers told the Mayor Council on Monday.
Original plans for King Farm called for a total of 3,200 residences, though subject to Mayor and Council approval, the total number of residences could be increased to as much as 3,600, according to city records.
The addition of the town homes would bring the total number to 3,344. The proposed town homes would be located in the Gaithersburg High School cluster, city records show.
The resolution is expected to come before the Mayor and Council in September. If Council votes to approve it, the developer’s site plan would have to be reviewed and approved by the Rockville Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission voted 4-2 in July to recommend the approval. Commissioners David Hill and Jack Leiderman opposed the request.