On Monday, the Gaithersburg City Council unanimously passed the city’s master plan for the Lakeforest Mall property, outlining the framework for future redevelopment.
The plan includes a mix of residential and commercial development, along with green space. Any future redevelopment of the site must fit the master plan.
The master plan rezones the 102-acre site from commercial to mixed-use. It calls for 30% to 35% to be used as green space.
Additionally, there is a cap of 1,600 residential units with the following guidelines:
Up to 10% of the units could be townhouses
At least 25% would need “gap housing” that “bridges the gap” between single-family units and rental-focused multifamily units.
Between 40% and 65% would need to be either rental or owned multifamily...
Council Member Laurie-Anne Sayles said she was pleased with the thoroughness of the plan and the city’s outreach to the public...