Development Projects

The following projects are being planned or have been initiated near Parkwood.

A summary of each project can be found below.

Residences at Knowles Station and The Flats at Knowles Station

View from Knowles Ave. @ Summit Ave. (picture from Woodside Builders)

Background: Two building projects at the intersection of Knowles Avenue and Summit Avenue have been proposed by Woodside Builders and DVA Architects. On the south side of Knowles there will be six townhouses, referred to as The Residences at Knowles Station; this project has been approved by the Planning Board and work has begun.

On the north side a 95-unit apartment complex has been proposed, including some commercial activity on the ground level; this project, referred to as The Flats at Knowles Station is awaiting review by the Planning Board.

Issues: Regarding The Residences at Knowles Station, there is a right-turn-only lane on north-bound Summit for cars turning east onto Knowles. The Montgomery County Planning Board [PB] is proposing that Knowles Avenue be narrowed to accommodate a wider sidewalk and a bike lane in front to the townhouses. This proposal is still pending resolution by the State Highway Administration [SHA] , which has jurisdiction over Knowles, a state road. For The Flats at Knowles Station a study of traffic impact is pending.

Latest Update: Updates will be provided when new information from the Planning Board or the SHA is available.

More information: More design information is available from the developer and the designer. See also the update on this project included in the PRA Fall 2020 Newsletter, starting on page 5, middle of the second column.

project information added 12/06/2020


Knowles Manor

View from the north side of Knowles Ave. (picture from Knowles Manor LLC)

Background: Knowles Manor, being developed by Knowles Manor LLC, will consist of 94 one- and two-bedroom units for seniors ages sixty-two and over. Construction on this project has commenced. Changes to the project were made after the developer reached a settlement with a community group known as Neighbors for an Improved Kensington. An outline of these changes were reported by the group in their newsletter.

More Information: An outline of the project can be found on the developer’s website. A more detailed update of this project was included in the PRA Fall 2020 Newsletter, beginning in the second column.

project information added 12/06/2020


Modena by Solera Senior Living

(picture from McCaffery Properties)

Background: This is an independent, assisted living, and memory care complex of 135 luxury units located adjacent to the Kensington train station.  It has been approved by the Planning Board and is under construction.  According the developer, completion is expected by March 2021.

More information: More design information is available from the developer.

project information added 02–7-2021


Warner Circle Park

Background: Warner Circle Special Park is a 4.5-acre property located at 10231Carroll Place in the heart of the Kensington Historic District. The Montgomery Parks and Planning Commission will [probably] approve a proposal from Washington Landmark Construction [WLC] to develop the mansion at Warner Circle into 12 condominiums. WLC is experienced in historic preservation for commercial purposes; see, for example, the Washington Seminary Project.  The project will be ADA compliant with the assumption that residents will age in place. The Town of Kensington Council has approved a resolution of support.

Latest Update: See WLC presentation at a public meeting held at Kensington Town Hall in September 2019 and a summary of that meeting in the Fall 2019 Parkwood Residents Newsletter, starting on page 21 at the top of the first column.

project information added 12/06/2020

Kensington Crossing

Picture from H & R Retail

Kensington Crossing is a proposed 11,000 sq ft retail development at 10619 Connecticut Ave. (at the corner of Connecticut Ave and Plyers Mill Rd. Further details of this proposal can be found here.

Latest Update: According to the March issue of the Kensington Town Journal, the property owner is working through concept plans with County Planning Staff for a small, retail center. The concept would include between four and six small retail tenants. This project has not yet been filed with the county planning department and has not yet come before the Town of Kensington’s  Development Review Board (DRB). It is anticipated that this project will come before the DRB in March 2021.  The PRA Development Committee will report on this public session.

project information added 03/07/2021