Thursday, July 13, 2006
Duball (a joint venture between Reston - based Duball, LLC and LA-based CIM Group) recently purchased a 3.2 acre site from Akridge on Rockville Town Square, on which they plan to develop 485 homes, 40,000 s.f. of street-level retail and about 1,400 garage spaces. The new development, to be designed by Torti Gallas, is just 1 block West of the Rockville Metro and bounded by Monroe St., Maryland St., E. Middle, and Montgomery Ave. Duball will develop 2 mixed-use high-rise residential towers, with the lots bisected by a new North-South street to be called "Renaissance St." with the western building to be about 18 stories and the eastern building about 15 stories, to be developed and sold in 2 phases. The developer estimates that construction is likely to commence in '07. The developers, also now co-developing Lionsgate in Bethesda, anticipate marketing toward the more affluent buyers with average units to end up somewhere around 1200 square feet. The full plan has not yet received county approval.