The developer of a small townhouse community near Sangamore Road wants to abandon an underground garage, clubhouse and lap pool that the County Planning Board had approved.
During the Thursday session of the Montgomery County Planning Board, the Brookes Lane Development Company will attempt to have its site plan for 6450 Brookes Lane changed.
The new plan includes 11 townhouses next door to what will be a new-look Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda, both overlooking the Potomac River. The existing single family house on the property will be maintained.
The developer is proposing to eliminate an underground parking structure and instead provide above-ground garages for each unit. There will be one private roadway ending in a cul-de-sac with shrubs and other groundcover to capture stormwater heading toward the river.
Because the development includes fewer than 25 units, it does not require a recreational area the size or scope of the clubhouse or pool that was originally proposed. The developer plans a sitting area.