The Town of Kensington grew out of a vision for a livable and walkable community, a vision still shared by those who live and work here. A Design & Development Review Process Workshop was conducted on September 14, 2019 to learn how recommendations from the 2012 approved and adopted Kensington Sector Plan are being implemented now and what is on the horizon. Learning this process will help each of us to become more effective toward producing more positive outcomes for the local community.



Kensington Crossing
10619 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Owner/Developer: Mountainview Burleson LLC

Architect : Bruce Zavos, Zavos Architecture Design

Development Review Board Questionnaire • 2021 Presentation
Fire Access Exhibit
Daytime mp4 • Nighttime mp4


January 4, 2022 – Development Review Board (DRB) meeting –  Revised Site Plan – Dec. 2021

November 1, 2021 – Site Plan and corresponding documents.

March 18, 2021 – Development Review Board (DRB) meeting. Click HERE to view meeting video.

The Flats at Knowles Station is currently under review by Planning.

The Flats at Knowles Station
10509 Summit Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895

Developer: Woodside Ventures
Architect: Studio 39 Landscape Architect

Public Meetings Held by the Town of Kensington:

Parks received an unsolicited proposal from Washington Landmark Construction, a private developer, for the rehabilitation of the two buildings at Warner Circle. Parks and the developer presented the idea to the Friends of Warner Circle at a meeting on Jan. 31, 2019.

A public meeting open to the entire community will be scheduled to discuss.


May 14, 2019 – Warner Circle Park Presentation
January 31, 2019 – Warner Circle Park Presentation

The Summit Avenue Extension Project is highlighted within our 2012 Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan. The project extends Summit Avenue through Farragut Avenue to connect with Connecticut Avenue. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) proposed an alternative to the extension project during spring 2018, which may be viewed below.

November 3, 2020 – Phase II Facility Planning Study
Public Workshop #1 June 13, 2017
Public Workshop #2 September 14, 2017

Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Proposed Improvement List

Precedent Images


The Residences at Knowles Station was approved by the Planning Board on July 9, 2020.

The Residences at Knowles Station
4000 Knowles Avenue (Phase I)
10509 Summit Avenue (Phase II)

Kensington, MD 20895

Developer: Tom Brault, Woodside Ventures
Architect: DVA Architects
Engineer: Bohler Engineering

The Residences at Knowles Station (Phase I) – 4000 Knowles Avenue

The Noyes Children’s Library Renovation Project was approved on November 2022

Noyes Children’s Library
10237 Carroll Place
Kensington, MD 20895

Architect: Wiedemann Architects LLC

  • November 15, 2022 Town Council Meeting (7 pm) Presented Project Design


This is a five-story independent, assisted, and memory care facility to be located at the old Mizell Lumber property. The facility will contain 135 units and incorporate the two existing historic buildings for retail/service use. There will be a one floor below-grade parking garage.

The Modena by Solera Senior Living project was approved by the Planning Board on January 22, 2019.

Modena by Solera Senior Living
10540 Metropolitan Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Owner/Developer: McCaffery Interests, Inc
Architects & Planners: Antunovich Associates

Approved Elevations  •  Approved Site Plan
Approved Landscaping Plan • Historic Preservation Approval


May 14, 2018 – Town Meeting (supported the project)
May 3, 2018 – Community meeting
April 5, 2018 – County Sketch Plan Approved
March 20, 2018 – Design Review Board
June 12, 2017 – Courtesy review Town meeting
June 1, 2017 – Design Review Board


September 31, 2018 – Preliminary Design Consultation
April 18, 2018 – Plan 1
April 5, 2018 – Plan 2

Formerly known as Kensington Manor Senior Living, this is a proposed 62 independent senior living facility. The project’s architect is currently working with the Town’s Development Review Board (DRB) on the initial design phase.

The Knowles Manor Senior Housing Project was approved by the Planning Board on November 20, 2018.

Knowles Manor Senior Housing
3906 & 3910 Knowles Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Contact: Keystar LLC
Architect: EDG Architects, LLC

Public Meetings Held by the Town of Kensington:

May 16, 2018 – Community meeting
April 9, 2018 – Courtesy Review Town meeting
March 14, 2018 – Design Review Board
February 1, 2017 – Design Review Board

Preliminary plans:

September 10, 2018 – Revised Plan
Date – Plan 1
August 2018 – Sketch

The Knowles Station commercial development project has been completed.

Knowles Station
10414 Detrick Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Developer: Woodside Development
Architect: DVA Architect

September, 2018 – Comprehensive Sign Plan
December 21, 2016 – Plan 1


This proposed self storage facility was to be located at 10619 Connecticut Avenue. The Board of Appeals denied the applicants oral arguments for the project as a conditional use. This project will not be moving forward following the Hearing Examiner’s finding.

The Kensington Square Self Storage Project was denied by the Board of Appeals following a review by the Hearing Examiner.

Kensington Square Self Storage
10619 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Developer: 1784 Capital Holdings
Architect: RKAA Architects, Inc

Montgomery Planning Board Hearing:

November 13, 2019 – Board of Appeals – Denial of Oral Arguments and Conditional Use (CU 19-03)
August 9, 2019 – Hearing Examiner Transcript

Conditional Use Application (CU 19-03)

Thursday, July 25, 9:30 am

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

March 28, 2019 – Community meeting notes • First floor plan • Second floor plan • Front facade • Kensington Plaza • Kensington Plaza D

Public Meetings Held by the Town of Kensington:

January 7, 2019 – Design Review Board
October 22, 2018 – Community Meeting (The Developer will be required to present the proposed project at a Community meeting and through a Courtesy Review with the Town Council)
April 10, 2018 – Design Review Board

Preliminary plans:

January 7, 2019 – Sketch Plan 2
October 22, 2018 – Sketch Plan • Landscape Plans
April 9, 2018 – Plan 1
Application Documents (Montgomery Planning) – Self Storage with Ground Floor Retail