Kentlands

Format
Full

City
Gaithersburg

State/Province
MD

Country
USA

Metro Area
Washington

Project Type
Planned Community or Resort

Location Type
Outer Suburban

Land Uses
Civic Uses
Education
Multifamily For-Sale Housing
Multifamily Rental Housing
Neighborhood/Community Center
Office
Open space
Planned Community
Recreation
Retail
Single-Family For-Sale Housing

Keywords
Pedestrian-friendly design
Single-family detached housing
Townhouses
Traditional neighborhood development

Site Size
352 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
1990

Date Opened
1990

A 352-acre planned community that uses traditional neighborhood and community design principles to create a small town feeling. The design relies on a hierarchy of streets built in a modified grid, with most homes close to the street on small lots ranging from 2,500 to 9,000 square feet. The community incorporates a variety of housing types-including detached, attached, apartments, and condominiums-as well as a school, a shopping center, a child care center, and a recreation center.

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Format
Full

City
Gaithersburg

State/Province
MD

Country
USA

Metro Area
Washington

Project Type
Planned Community or Resort

Location Type
Outer Suburban

Land Uses
Civic Uses
Education
Multifamily For-Sale Housing
Multifamily Rental Housing
Neighborhood/Community Center
Office
Open space
Planned Community
Recreation
Retail
Single-Family For-Sale Housing

Keywords
Pedestrian-friendly design
Single-family detached housing
Townhouses
Traditional neighborhood development

Site Size
352 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
1990

Date Opened
1990

Date Completed:
Case Study/Profile Type: DCS
Website:
World Region: North America
Developer(s): Great Seneca Development Corporation
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Designer(s): Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk Architects
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