by Kevin O’Rourke
A plan proposed to the Montgomery County Planning Board would have 42 townhouses built on a 5.85 acre tract of land on Mateny Hill Road in Germantown.
The site, 19101 Mateny Hill Road, which is just off Dawson Farm Road, is currently occupied by two single family detached residential units. One of the existing single family units will be torn down, and one new single family unit and 42 townhouse units will be built. At the conclusion of the proposed development, two single family detached residential units and 42 townhouse units will exist on the site, according to documents filed with the Montgomery County Planning Board.
Earlier this month residents in the surrounding neighborhoods were mailed packets containing the preliminary drawings for the 42-unit townhouse development. The drawings and packet were prepared by Silver Spring-based Charles P. Johnson & Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and planning firm. A copy of the plan was also sent to Germantown Elementary School, since the new construction would fall within the school’s service area.
The company listed at the owner representative in the Planning Board filings is Clarksburg Village Investments/Third Try, LLC which is the development company behind the massive Clarksburg Village development.
According to a Traffic Impact Analysis study, prepared by Reston, Va-based Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. and submitted to the Montgomery County Planning Board, the proposed townhouse development would not adversely affect traffic in the area.
“The results of this study show that the area intersections will all operate at acceptable conditions with the proposed development on Mateny Hill Road. The intersections will operate within the acceptable congestion standard for the area,” said the Kimley-Horn study.
“The vehicular trips to this site are minimal compared to the current traffic on the surrounding roadway network. Accordingly, the site access and vehicle circulation along the study area streets will continue to operate in a safe and efficient manner with the addition of the Mateny Hill development traffic,” the study said.
The traffic study also determined that the proposed townhouses would not be detrimental to the pedestrian traffic in the area. “It has been determined that pedestrian facilities in the surrounding road network are adequate,” according to the Kimley-Horn traffic study. “The minimal number of trips generated by the proposed background and new development will not adversely affect the pedestrian network, including the large volume crossing at Liberty Mill Road. The trips generated by the proposed development are not expected to affect this crosswalk. The pedestrian facilities that are in place will provide for safe crossing by pedestrians.”
This application is currently in the review period with the Planning Board. A public hearing has not yet been scheduled. More information about this proposed development can be found at the Montgomery County Planning Board website.
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