Thursday, March 7, 2013
Pulte: Homes in the Crown West neighborhood go on sale Saturday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Greg Cohen
Thursday, March 7
Eighty-four townhomes in the Crown West neighborhood — part of Gaithersburg's highly-anticipated Crown development — go on sale Saturday, Pulte Homes spokesperson Valerie Dolenga said. Pricing for the homes will be posted officially on Saturday, but Dolenga speculated they would be in the low $500,000 range. Located across from Rio-Washingtonian Center, the Crown community will feature more than 2,200 residential units and 260,000 square feet of retail space. The Crown West neighborhood has townhomes and single-family homes connected by pocket parks and a large city park, Dolenga said. Pulte Homes Mid-Atlantic Division President Lewis Birnbaum said he expects sales to be booming. “We have already had an overwhelming response to our pre-…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Construction on the Crown development officially started at Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Greg Cohen
Friday, October 12, 2012
Already set to feature a Harris Teeter and an LA Fitness, Downtown Crown will also include six restaurants as part of the shopping area's retail dining corridor, according to officials for the development. JBG Rosenfeld Retail principal Krista Di Iaconi told Patch the group is "excited about the eclectic mix [of restuarants] we have signed on." JBGR is responsible for filling 260,000 square feet of retail space in Downtown Crown. At Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony, Di Iaconi said the following restaurants are officially part of Downtown Crown: "We are excited to be attracting new and interesting options to Downtown Crown," Di Iaconi said in her remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony. "Our prime location adjacent to established …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Gaithersburg city and Montgomery County officials join for a groundbreaking ceremony to officially start construction on the Crown development.
A scale model of Downtown Crown — the heart of Gaithersburg's new 182-acre Crown development — made its debut at Thursday morning's official groundbreaking ceremony, bringing to life the future vision of the property's main retail and dining corridor. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz were joined by city, state and Crown development officials for the ceremony. Located along Fields Road across the street from Rio/Washingtonian Center, Crown will feature 2,250 homes — including single family, townhomes, apartments and condominiums — 350,000 square feet of retail, four distinct neighborhoods, parks, walking trails, a future transit stop for the Corridor City Transitway (CCT) and has set aside 32 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
New restaurants will be unveiled along with a dramatic scale model of Gaithersburg's new Crown development when construction opens Thursday.
Gaithersburg and Montgomery County officials will be on hand Thursday for the official start of construction on the city's new Crown development. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Gaithersburg mayor Sidney A. Katz and City Council members will join Crown executives for the start of construction and unveiling of a dramatic scale model of the development, according to a news release. Crown is a 180-acre community situated across the street from Gaithersburg's Washingtonian Center and Rio developments. The community will include single- and multi-family homes, shopping, dining and a future stop along the Corridor Cities Transitway. The community has also set aside land for Montgomery County Public Schools to use in the future for a new…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
In an unusual move, land has been set aside for a high school within the new Crown Development, the mayor says, but will the facility really be built?
Within the confines of Gaithersburg's new Crown Development is a 32-acre plot that, unlike much of the planned residential and retail sites on the property's approximately 180 acres, will go untouched for an extended period. That plot, donated to Montgomery County Public Schools by the City of Gaithersburg and Crown developers, will serve as a future high school, but not for at least six years, MCPS spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala told Patch. In fact, such a school technically doesn't even exist, MCPS spokesperson Dana Tofig said. "The [Board of Education] purchases land, or gathers, in trust that what they own could be used for future development as a school," Tofig said. "There is nothing in our CIP, not even planning funds, for a school …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Future plans for Gaithersburg's new Crown Development come to life through artist renderings.
Plans for Gaithersburg's new Crown Development, particularly the Downtown Crown and Crown Park Market regions, have come to life through artist renderings. The development, located along Sam Eig Highway and Fields Road, is anticipated to include a community park, a new school, homes, boutiques and fine dining. A Harris Teeter and LA Fitness are already confirmed for Downtown Crown. Related Coverage: Mayor, Council Tout Plans for Crown Development (July 25, 2012) On the Agenda: Crown Development Final Plan Amendments (July 25, 2012) Vision For Crown Farm Development Seen By City (July 24, 2012) Report: Crown Farm Site Sold For $28M (July 18, 2012)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Katz likens project to that of Kentlands, Lakelands from more than 20 years ago.
In the eyes of Mayor Sidney A. Katz, it's been more than 20 years since the City of Gaithersburg has worked on a project similar to the new Crown Development. "Way back when, when Kentlands and Lakelands were being developed, we did something like this," Katz told Patch. "But it's been a very, very long time." In comparison, Crown features 180 acres of land versus 352 acres of the old Kentlands Farm, but the developments will be similar in providing single-family homes, townhomes and apartments, along with expansive commercial real estate, a park area, and a future school. Council member Michael A. Sesma said, like Katz, that parallels can be drawn between the two developments. "[Kentlands] had stops and starts for a lot of different …
The Gaithersburg Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall's council chambers.
Crown Development seeks two final plan amendments from Gaithersburg's Planning Commission Wednesday, two nights after debuting the site's progress to city officials and residents. Neighborhood Two of the Crown property has two separate zones—a 56 lot, mixed use zone to be built by KB Homes and an 84 lot, residential zone to be built by Pulte Homes—which need final approval before construction can begin. The construction phase for each zone entails 84 16-foot wide townhome unit lots to be built by Pulte and 50 24-foot wide and six 16-foot wide townhome unit lots to be built by KB, according to city documents. Neighborhood Two contains a toal of 348 single-family lots, comprised of townhomes and single-family detached units. Also on the …