WRS Unveils Plans for Lakeforest Mall
WRS Inc., the owner of Lakeforest Mall (but not any of the pad sites), has put out a large sign at the food court entrance of Lakeforest Mall that contains a “conceptual site plan” of what’s to come for the area.
The plan for the 102 acre lot includes 500-600 townhomes, 120-150 condominiums, 175-250 apartments (multi-family), and 400,000-500,000 square feet of retail space with 1,000 surface parking spots.
This past August, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council passed a resolution to declare a one-year moratorium on development at Lakeforest Mall, and earlier this month the city asked for feedback on what the public would like to see at the Lakeforest location. This came after the expiration of development agreements with WRS due to the company’s inability to acquire the four pad sites (JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Sears along with their parking areas).
While the plans are out and available for everyone to see at the mall, the moratorium remains in effect until next August and nothing is set in stone.