Rockville Town Square

Rockville, MD

Rockville Town Square reflects the transformation of 12.5 acres of aging strip retail into a vibrant mixed-use setting and community focal point. Located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, a close-in suburb of Washington, DC, Rockville Town Square is the result of a robust public-private partnership.

Spearheaded by Federal Realty Investment Trust, a coalition of the City of Rockville, Montgomery County, and RD Rockville (a residential developer) was formed to complete this project. With Street-Works Studio as the master planner, the group collaborated closely to plan the arrangement and character of Rockville Town Square.

A significant public investment was instrumental to assemble the land, construct the infrastructure, create a public parking district, and build a new regional library and cultural arts center. In addition to a library and business innovation center totaling over 150,000 square feet, Rockville Town Square includes a 28,000 square foot space for the nonprofit Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts to provide a center for classes, galleries and programs.

Rockville has been the recipient of several awards including a Charter Award from the Congress for New Urbanism, the NAIOP Award of Excellence for Best Smart Growth Master Plan, the NAIOP Award of Excellence for Best Mixed Use Project and the Multi-Housing News Design Excellence Award for New Urbanism.

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