About the Project
The transformation of this sprawling wooded community adjacent to the historic Grosvenor Mansion involved a complex entitlement process that concentrated allowable density, allowing the development of contextual townhomes while preserving open space.
At the time of EYA’s involvement, existing zoning regulations at Grosvenor Heights required large single-family home lots (rather than attached townhomes), which would have resulted in a sprawling suburban-style neighborhood with limited open space preservation. EYA worked closely with Montgomery County to allow a clustering of allowable density using just 17 acres of the 33-acre site, allowing the remainder of the grounds to be preserved for trees, forest, and open space.
As a result of this complex entitlement process, EYA was able to transform Grosvenor Heights into an elegant urban hideaway, convenient to adjacent shops and restaurants, with more than 100 elevator townhomes featuring large living spaces, multigenerational suites, and expansive rooftop terraces. All this tucked away from local thoroughfares, a busy retail center, and the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station.