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Forest Glen Residents Hoping for Retail Development At Metro Parking Lot Site


If residents of Forest Glen have their way, the area around the Forest Glen Metro station will transform into a walkable destination with plenty of retail options.

Forest Glen, a neighborhood north of Silver Spring, will be home to a future Purple Line station but has a current dearth of retail options, forcing residents to head to nearby Montgomery Hill. Residents recently held a meeting to discuss development options around the metro station, Greater Greater Washington reports. The station includes an eight-acre surface parking lot and a large bus loop that is largely unnecessary. An overwhelming majority of residents would like to see a walkable community with retail options developed on site. Preliminary thoughts and designs will be sent to Montgomery County and WMATA.

Walkability has been a popular theme for developers and a desired feature for residents. Just a little north of Forest Glen, 1788 Holdings has plans for a mixed-use development that will tap into residents desire for walkability. [GGW]