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STAFF DRAFT
S T A F Sector
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Twinbrook
Plan
Twinbrook Sector Plan
A New Community in the Technology Corridor
Montgomery County Department of Planning
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Planning and Outreach Process
• Residents and businesses beyond the Plan area
• Coordination with City of Rockville
• Varied forums
• Informal advisory group
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Plan Area and Location
• Near Metro
• Buffered by tracks, cemetery,
major roads
• Adjacent to City of Rockville
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Twinbrook Station
• Meets goals of 2000 charrette:
- Mixed uses
- Pedestrian orientation
- Access to Metro
- Public open space
• Change agent
325,000 square feet of office space
220,000 square feet of retail
1,595 units
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
City of Rockville Plans
• Rockville Pike Corridor Plan
• Twinbrook Neighborhood Plan
• Shared vision of a Metro station area
- Pedestrian connections
- Revitalizing industrial
- Creating active mixed communities
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Plan Goals
• Create Twinbrook as a
distinct
place along the Metro Red
Line
• Provide opportunities for
housing
• Reduce the impact of
development on the natural
environment
• Create a connected road
network
• Provide an improved system
of pedestrian and bicycle
connections
• Encourage high quality
design
features
• Establish a development
envelope balanced with
infrastructure capacity
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Sector Plan Districts
Metro Core Area
Technology Employment
Area
Light Industrial Area
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Metro Core Area
What’s there now:
• Metro Station and parking lot
• JBG’s Twinbrook Station project
• Remaining county sites
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Metro Core Area
Why and how it should change:
• Near Metro and Twinbrook
Station project
• Continue the pattern and
character established by
Twinbrook Station
- Housing
- Mixed use
- Retail
- Main street pattern
- Pedestrian connections
Achieve through:
• TOMX-2/TDR and TOMX-2 Zones
• Redevelop with amenities and
connections
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Metro Core and Technology Employment Area
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Technology Employment Area
What’s there now:
• Emerging technology center
HHS
Parking
Lot
• Large parking lots
• Parklawn Building
• Small but not walkable
• Near Metro and Rock Creek Park
Fishers Place
USP
HHS
Parking
Lot
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Technology Employment Area
Why and how it should change:
• Build on technology uses
• Main street pattern
• Parklawn Building renovation
Achieve through:
• TOMX-2 and TOMX-1/TDR
• Redevelop with amenities and connections
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Light Industrial Area
What’s there now:
• Mixed lot sizes
• Mixed commercial uses
• Isolated but convenient
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Light Industrial Area
Why and how it should change:
• Boundary focuses redevelopment
to the Parklawn streetfront
• Small sites have industrial value,
but limited capacity
Achieve through:
• I-4 amendments
- lot size
- parking setbacks
- accessory housing
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Environment
Existing Conditions:
• Paving
• Streams
• Metro proximity
1950
1970
1979
2000
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Environment
Benefits of redevelopment:
• Connections
• More pervious surface
• Open space
• Street trees
• Green building redevelopment
• Improved stormwater management
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Transportation
Existing Conditions:
• Incomplete street grid, bike, and
pedestrian connections
• Opportunities to make best use of Metro
• Impacted intersections
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Transportation
Transportation Proposals:
• Create grid
• Make bike, pedestrian, transit, and
vehicle connections
• Metro-oriented, mixed-use development
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Estimated Trip Generation
15000
12,118
12,592
10,593
10000
5000
0
Existing and Approved 1992 Master Plan
Development
2007 Recommendation
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Parks and Open Space
Existing Conditions:
• Local parks outside the Plan area
• Near Rock Creek Park
Plan Proposals:
• Add local amenities
• Make regional connections
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Twinbrook Sector Plan
Actions:
• Set public hearing date
• Establish worksession schedule