Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Equity One files Westbard sketch plan with Montgomery County
I have received a hard copy of the sketch plan filed, and it appears to match the one previewed by Equity One at a pre-submission community meeting held on June 1. Heights displayed on the hard copy map show 45' for a townhome development on the Manor Care site, 50' for townhomes that will be built behind the new Westwood Shopping Center, 60' for the three new retail buildings on the Westwood Shopping Center site, 75' for a new building on the Westwood Center II property, 85' for two buildings that would replace the Citgo I gas station and front parking lot of Westwood Tower, and 122' for the new building that would replace Bowlmor and the Citgo II gas station.
The non-conforming Westwood Tower high-rise would be "made conforming" by rezoning it for 165'. That property, and additional land around it, are under the control of the Housing Opportunities Commission.
Equity One expects to begin construction in the 1st Quarter of 2018 if the approval process stays on schedule.