Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Back in April, we first reported that development team RD Rockville (ROSS Development and Investment and the DANAC Corporation), citing poor sales, had decided to switch one of the four condominium complexes (specifically, the Lunette building) in its $350 million, 12.5-acre Rockville Town Square project from condos to apartments, and had notified buyers of the decision. Now comes word that in late June, RD Rockville sold off three of these residential buildings (the Lunette, the Venetian and the Fenestra) to an affiliate of CIM Group of California. The sale, complete details of which have yet to be disclosed, was handled by Sonnenblick Goldman. The fourth building, the Palladian, is currently being sold as condominium units by RD Rockville. The Rockville Town Square project, containing 644 residential units and 180,000 sf of retail, is located along (and to the west of) Rockville Pike, just two blocks from the Rockville metro station, and bounded by Beall Avenue to the north, Washington Street to the west, and E. Middle Lane to the south. Design by WDG Architecture. Early indication is that CIM Group will offer the residential units in these three buildings (which contain 492 of the 644 total units between the four original buildings, plus retail) as rentals (management will be by Realty Management Services), with leasing expected to begin this month.