Rio Lakefront is taking its proposal for a new sign package and design to the City of Gaithersburg’s Planning Commission tonight. Peterson Cos. is asking for language that does not allow for the sign to be within 10 feet of I-270 to be removed to allow the sign to be more visible.
Per the letter from Peterson Cos. to the City of Gaithersburg:
“The proposed placement was determined by reviewing from north and southbound I-270 a sign mockup in various locations that took into account both the significant number of trees along I-270 and the on-ramp to it from Sam Eig Hwy. Furthermore, the placement also works with the existing WSSC easement and the water lines located within it.
The proposed location threads the needle by allowing the sign to have useful north and southbound visibility while minimizing the impact on existing vegetation or running afoul of the WSSC easement. Peterson is seeking WSSC approval for the placement of the sign concurrently with this request for approval. Peterson understands that if the city does approve the sign that it will be a conditional approval awaiting the WSSC approval.
Lastly, we are also asking for the approval to remove the language in the previously approved CSP that stated the sign must be 10 feet setback from I-270. We are asking this for two equally important reasons. The first reason being that it is not part of the city’s sign ordinance and the second being that we must encroach into this area in order to be safely away from the WSSC 48” water line. The proposed sign location will be 6’-2” from the I-270 property line.
The planned sign will help RIO retain its competitive edge and continue contributing positively to Gaithersburg as successful shopping, dining, and entertainment destination; its design reflects the project’s new logo and color palette and helps tell the story of the multi-million dollar reinvestment in the project that we have made in recent years; and its placement reflects careful work to create appropriate visibility while respecting both existing vegetation and a WSSC easement.
Thank you to each member of the Planning Commission for taking time to review this consent agenda item. We hope that this information is helpful and informative. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any follow-up questions.”
Renderings of the proposed sign can be seen below:
You’ve likely seen cranes and construction the last few months next to Lifetime Fitness in Gaithersburg. The construction is for The Carnegie at Washingtonian, a Kisco Senior Living Center, that will feature a seven-story complex with 302 one and two bedroom floorpans for independent living and memory care residences.
The groundbreaking of The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center was last October, but the work has been more visible as of late. Situated on 8.5 acres beside RIO Lakefront at Washingtonian Center, The Carnegie is set to welcome residents in the spring of 2024.
“The Carnegie will be one of our signature communities and we are proud to introduce the Kisco lifestyle to the city of Gaithersburg,” said Andy Kohlberg, president and CEO of Kisco Senior Living. “Kisco follows the simple philosophy of putting our residents first. Early on, we adopted best-in-class standards from the hospitality industry to create a five-star experience for our residents. We’re excited to bring this unique lifestyle experience founded on our principles that promote the health and wellbeing of residents.”
For over 30 years, Kisco Senior Living has specialized in owning, developing and managing five-star, full-service, integrated senior living communities that provide exemplary service in safe, secure and friendly environments. With 20 communities across the country, Kisco is committed to a standard of excellence that raises the bar in senior living, including Forbes Travel Guide Star hospitality certification.
The Carnegie is named for the rich heritage of culture and philanthropy associated with Andrew Carnegie. He is responsible for the construction and donation of approximately 2,500 public libraries around the world. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Carnegie Institution of Science are in nearby Washington D.C. In addition, the renowned Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence.
“One of Kisco’s signature features is The Art of Living Well programming which addresses six dimensions of wellness. Providing intellectual and educational opportunities for residents personifies The Carnegie name,” said Kohlberg. “We want to empower residents to pursue their passion and purpose, surrounded by culture, art, and education. It’s all about providing a maintenance-free lifestyle and allowing them to enjoy their lives with peace of mind.”
The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center will feature premium amenities including chef-prepared meals in a choice of multiple indoor and al fresco dining venues; an indoor heated, salt-water pool; state-of-the art fitness center; wellness spa; yoga studio; and access to health care on site. Additional lifestyle amenities include a lecture hall for ongoing local educational programming; computer learning center; curated art gallery; cooking demonstration kitchen; and an outdoor landscaped park with a trail leading to Malcolm King Park.
In partnership with Welltower, Kisco plans to open a Discovery Center at Downtown Crown in spring 2022 to showcase the selection of floorplans and elegant interior design of The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center. The floorplan options will range in size from one bedroom, one bath (837 square feet) to two bedrooms, two baths with a den (1,487 square feet) and a club level living option that includes concierge and valet services.
“This is one of the most exciting projects for us to work on with our valued partners at Kisco Senior Living,” said Nikhil Chaudhri, senior vice president, co-head of US investments at Welltower. “The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center will be a premier community where seniors will have access to first class amenities and care in a truly dynamic and inspirational environment.”
With construction underway, THW Design is the project’s architect with StudioSIX5 serving as the interior design partner. Balfour Beatty is the project’s general contractor. For a preview of The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center’s design, visit THW Design’s website.
ABOUT KISCO SENIOR LIVING
Kisco Senior Living, based in Carlsbad, California, operates 20 full service senior living communities in six states offering independent living, assisted living and in some locations, memory care and skilled nursing. For more than 30 years, Kisco Senior Living has specialized in developing and managing full-service senior living communities with a portfolio featuring a wide spectrum of individualized services and lifestyle options. Our unique approach and philosophy, called Kisco Confidence, is centered on giving residents and associates peace of mind knowing that our communities deliver on safety and security, trust and transparency, health and wellbeing and a 5-star lifestyle experience. For more information, please call (760) 804-5900 or go to kiscoseniorliving.com.
Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people’s wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower™, a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), owns interests in properties concentrated in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.
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SOURCE Kisco Senior Living
Lots of Progress on New Rio Playground
The new inclusive playground at Rio Lakefront has really taken shape lately as almost all of the equipment has been installed.
The playground will be along the opposite side of the boardwalk, just past the carousel. It’s expected to be ready to open this summer.
As of now, it’s still taped off and surrounded by dirt, but it looks like the only thing left to do is adding the playground flooring.
Below you’ll see a few pictures and a video of how the playground looks now.
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Washingtonian Paddle Boats Open at Rio Lakefront
The paddle boats at Rio Lakefront in Gaithersburg have opened for the season. Starting today, they’ll be open every weekend from noon to 6pm.
They will also be open this coming week, Spring Break week for MCPS (3/29-4-2) with the same hours– weather permitting.
Boats go for $20-$25 per half hour and hold up to 4 people, or 5 if one is a small child.
Washingtonian Paddle Boats have Covid-19 procedures in place. You can see them below:
*ALL CUSTOMERS MUST WEAR MASKS WHILE INTERACTING WITH STAFF, IN LINE AND ON THE DOCK.
*OCCUPANTS OF BOAT MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE SAME HOUSEHOLD.
*WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO BRING AND WEAR THEIR OWN USCG APPROVED LIFE JACKETS, DESPITE SPRAYING WITH DISINFECTANT WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE THEY ARE 100% DISINFECTED.
*CUSTOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW CDC’S REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING (AT LEAST 6 FEET APART).
*IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL STAY HOME.
WE WILL BE DISINFECTING BOATS AND LIFE JACKETS AFTER EACH USE.