Multifamily Development Moves Forward at Former Nike Missile Site 

03 August, 2023


The development of a former Nike Missile site in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is moving forward, with a sketch plan approved by the Gaithersburg Planning Commission and a Schematic Development Plan in the works.

The approved sketch plan includes 380 units across four buildings with a maximum height of five stories, as well as up to 40% green space with gathering areas, open lawns, and sports courts. The proposed layout also includes two pedestrian connections to School Drive and the Giant Food-anchored Muddy Branch Square shopping center. The location, also within close proximity to the Kentlands, Lakelands, and Washingtonian Rio, is centrally located in the middle of Montgomery County’s biotechnology life sciences corridor.

See related: Life Science and Biomanufacturing

The property, originally named the Rockville W-92 Facility, served as a launch site for the U.S. Army’s Project Nike anti-aircraft missile program. Portions of the site have been remediated for chemical contamination, but there is currently no evidence of contamination at levels that could be considered significant.

Bohler’s Gaithersburg team is handling site civil engineering, permitting, planning and landscape architecture, and land surveying for this project. Learn more here.

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