Lidl, a German international discount supermarket chain, is under contract to purchase the subject properties between Walter Johnson Road and Germantown Road and seeks to develop a 31,000 square foot Lidl Grocery Store with associated parking and open space areas.
Prior to the Concept Plan Submission, a few months back, Lidl held three meetings with Upcounty Planning Staff to review various development schemes. The submitted plans reflect the input of Planning Staff to date.
A community meeting to discuss the preliminary plan is scheduled for Monday, September 27th. We’ll have more details on the meeting in the coming days.
A new Lidl mixed-use project has also been proposed for Rockville.
Below you’ll see more information about the Germantown site, courtesy of Montgomery Planning.
Existing Site Conditions
- The site is an assemblage of several properties and a portion of existing county right-of-way to be abandoned, as shown on the Concept Plan. The total developed (net site) area will be approximately 2.8 acres.
- The site is currently used as a copy center and office building. There is a three-story building on the property with a surface parking area. All existing improvements will be demolished.
- The site is bounded by the following uses:
o South:7-Eleven, GasStation, and Verizon Utility Building
o East: Walter Johnson Road (county road)
o West: Germantown Road (Maryland 355)
- Several easements exist on the property related to utilities and access. The site also benefits from an off-site access easement to allow for ingress/egress to Wisteria Drive. Some of the existing utility easements will be abandoned to accommodate the new development.
- A portion of the site is within the boundaries of the Madelyn V. Waters Historic Site, although there are no certified historic resources present on the site.