2020 | Development

Plan for mixed-use building on University Boulevard gets early approval

Ground-floor retail, eight residences proposed

A site map of the proposed development

via Montgomery County Planning Board

The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday gave early approval to a Silver Spring construction project that would include a new three-story building with retail and residences.

The proposed project, at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and University Boulevard, calls for a new three-story building with 3,437 square feet of ground-floor retail. The second and third floors would have a total of eight multi-family residences, according to Planning Board documents.

A 3,686-square-foot store selling beer and wine on the property would remain.

The property, at 649 East University Blvd., is near a future Purple Line transit station, and a future Bus Rapid Transit station.

There would be limited surface parking, according to Planning Board documents.

More details about the project are expected at later phases of the approval process.

The Planning Board gave unanimous approval to the preliminary plans on Thursday.