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

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

Public Meetings Held by the Town of Kensington:

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

Preliminary plans leading up to final:

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


The Knowles Manor Senior Housing Project

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 is still in review.

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 Kensington Square Self Storage Project

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.

The Kensington Square Self Storage Project was denied.

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 notesFirst floor plan • Second floor plan • Front facade • Kensington PlazaKensington 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 PlanLandscape Plans
April 9, 2018 – Plan 1
Application Documents (Montgomery Planning) – Self Storage with Ground Floor Retail


Knowles Station

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


The Residences at Knowles Station

The Residences at Knowles Station is still in review.

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 Flats at Knowles Station – 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 to discuss.

Presentations:

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