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.

Montgomery Planning/Kensington 
Kensington Sector Plan Overview 2012
Kensington Sector Plan Guidelines 2013
Design & Development Review Process Workshop 2019

Future and Proposed Redevelopment Projects

Modena by Solera Senior Living 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.

DRB: 6/1/17& 3/20/18
Courtesy review Town meeting: 6/12/17
County Sketch Plan Approved: 4/5/18
Community meeting: 5/3/18
Town Meeting: 5/14/18  (supported the project)

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

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

Historic Preservation Approval

Preliminary Design Consultation

Plan 1
Plan 2

The Knowles Manor Senior Housing Project, formerly known as Kensington Manor Senior Living, 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.

DRB: 2/1/17 &  3/14/18
Courtesy Review Town meeting: 4/9/18
Community meeting: 5/16/18

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

Contact: Keystar LLC
Architect: EDG Architects, LLC

Revised Plan – September 10, 2018

Plan 1

Sketch – August 2018

The Kensington Square Self Storage Project was a proposed self storage facility to be located at 10619 Connecticut Avenue. The Board of Appeals denied the applicants oral arguments for the project as a conditional use.

Board of Appeals – Denial of Oral Arguments and Conditional Use (CU 19-03) – November 13, 2019.

Montgomery Planning Board Hearing

Hearing Examiner Transcript – Thursday, August 9, 2019

Conditional Use Application (CU 19-03)

Thursday, July 25, 9:30 am

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Community meeting notes: 3/28/19
First floor plan: 3/28/19
Second floor plan: 3/28/19
Front facade: 3/28/19
Kensington Plaza A: 3/28/19
Kensington Plaza D: 3/28/19

DRB: 4/10/18

Community Meeting: 10/22/18

(The Developer will be required to meet be required to present the proposed project at a Community meeting and through a Courtesy Review with the Town Council.).

Kensington Square Self Storage
10619 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Developer: 1784 Capital Holdings
Architect: RKAA Architects, Inc

Sketch Plan 2 – DRB Meeting – 1/7/2019

Sketch Plan – Community Meeting – 10/22/2018

Landscape Plans – Community Meeting – 10/22/2018

Application Documents (Montgomery Planning) – Self Storage with Ground Floor Retail

Plan 1

The Knowles Station commercial development project has been completed.

Knowles Station
10414 Detrick Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Developer: Woodside Development
Architect: DVA Architect

Comprehensive Sign Plan

Plan 1

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

Proposed Summit Ave Extension links

The Proposed Summit Avenue Extension Project is highlighted within our 2012 Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan. The project proposes extending 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.

Public Workshop #1 June 13, 2017
Public Workshop #2 September 14, 2017

Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Proposed Improvement List

Warner Circle Park

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 shortly to discuss it.

Warner Circle Park Presentation – Jan. 31, 2019

Warner Circle Park Presentation – May 14, 2019