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What Will Happen to Mount McComas?

Empty lot has a initial application, but no word from developer since February.

In a neighborhood with quiet streets, single-family homes and a few new townhouses, it's entirely out of place - a thin empty lot on McComas Avenue, between two streets with a hill in the center, covered by high grass.

Mount McComas, as some neighbors call it, is owned and planned to be developed on by Kensington Heights 2, LLC. It's the same company , next to the mall entrance.

A preliminary plan, submitted on February 3, 2011, shows three single-family detached homes and 11 attached townhouses in three sets.

The planner assigned to this proposed development, Patrick Butler, said he has not heard anything further from the developer. 

"I’m gearing up to take several plans to the Board prior to the August break, but this is not one of them," Butler said in an email.

The second Kensington Heights development would join a proposed apartment building down the street, on the current site of the First Baptist Church of Wheaton, as the church plans to move to Olney.

Sterling Mehring July 12, 2011 at 05:20 PM
Sterling Mehring here, the developer of this site. We resubmitted our plan on June 30 perhaps the writer talked to Patrick before that date. Our revised plan responds to several helpful suggestions on how it could be improved. Our new plan provides room for a new walking access to the Mall and METRO beyond. Thank you for the article and your interest in our development.
Taylor Kate Brown July 12, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Sterling - I received no updates from Patrick - what do you expect this will be brough to the Planning Board?

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