Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan Approved by Montgomery County Council

December 12, 2017

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Council unanimously approves plan that proposes a new neighborhood around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station.

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is pleased to announce the unanimous approval of the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan by the Montgomery County Council at its full session meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Learn more about the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan.

The plan is proposing 1,400 housing units and covers 117 acres at Metro’s Grosvenor-Strathmore station and includes transition zones for building heights next to existing neighborhoods.

“The Grosvenor-Strathmore plan might be geographically small, but it delivers recommendations that will make the most use of the available land located next to a Metro station” says project manager Maren Hill. “Once the vision of the plan is implemented, there will be a new neighborhood around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station that will provide housing, retail and a sense of place.”

View the online map that provides the plan’s recommendations for the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan. This digital map was created as a way for the community to provide feedback. It provides information on land use and urban design, open space and placemaking, and connectivity.

About the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Minor Master Plan

The current plan is an amendment to the 1992 North Bethesda Garrett Park Master Plan. The 1992 Master Plan made significant recommendations to concentrate density around the Metro stations within the plan area, including residential development around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station.

Since that plan was adopted, the Strathmore Music Center was built to the north of the Metro station. The center includes a 1,976-seat concert hall, which has rapidly become a regional arts destination.

In 2013, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which operates the Metro system, requested development proposals for its parking lot facility at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station and selected Fivesquares Development for the project.

The pending redevelopment of the WMATA property is a primary reason the Planning Department is undertaking the Grosvenor-Strathmore Minor Master Plan and the plan boundaries were modified to narrow the scope of issues and expedite the schedule. The purpose of this plan is to enhance the vitality and longevity of Strathmore, improve connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists, and encourage a shared Grosvenor-Strathmore identity through public space and art.

Learn more about the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan.