Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Developer can build high-rise on one portion of the property
by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer
The owner of the Falkland Chase apartments in Silver Spring can proceed with redevelopment plans after the Montgomery County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to only designate two-thirds of the property as historic.
Vienna, Va.-based developer Home Properties will demolish 182 rental units on the north parcel of Falkland Chase and build about 1,000 high-rise apartments at the corner of 16th Street and East West Highway. The south and west parcels, which contain about 270 garden-style apartments, will be added to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation, which requires owners of listed properties to obtain additional work permits for new construction.