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Sep 15, 2021

VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING for Lidl Food Market at 19430 Walter Johnson Road, Germantown, Maryland

BBS&G attorneys will conduct a virtual public hearing on September 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm to provide information and an opportunity for public comment on a Lidl grocery store proposed at 19430 Walter Johnson Road, Germantown, Maryland. The project site occupies approximately 2.8 acres of land on Walter Johnson Road between Bowman Mill Drive and Wisteria Drive, a few blocks northeast of the Germantown MARC Station.   The site is a consolidation of several parcels of land and is zoned CR-1, C-0.75, R-0.75, H-75 (Commercial Residential zone, maximum floor area ratio of 1, maximum height of 75 feet).  Currently, the site is partially wooded.  The developed portion of the site houses an office building with a copy center on the ground floor and part of the parking lot for an adjacent credit union building. 

Lidl plans to file two applications in the next few weeks:  (1) an amendment to the existing preliminary plan of subdivision for the credit union and the office building and (2) a site plan application.   The proposed project consists of a 32,000-square foot grocery store and associated surface parking.  It will have vehicular and pedestrian access from Walter Johnson Road, as well as an internal drive connecting to Bowman Mill Drive and Wisteria Drive.  Lidl will also make improvements to the site frontage along Walter Johnson Road and Wisteria Drive including new sidewalks, a plaza with seating and a mural, extensive landscaping and historic resource signage.

Conceptual plans for the project are available at the link below:

Lidl Food Market – Germantown, MD – 9/20/21 Presentation

Meeting participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the meeting by turning on their microphones and, if desired, cameras.  To submit a question or comment or to request to be on an email list for future project updates, please email:  Questions will be answered via email and/or at the virtual hearing. 

Instructions to join the meeting:

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