Approval pending for a mall on Connecticut Ave. in Kensington

A rendering of the Kensington Crossing shopping center project.

via Planning Board documents

The Montgomery County Planning Board is expected to give final approval this week to a development in Kensington that will bring more than 11,000 square feet of retail space to land on Connecticut Avenue.

The one-story mall, called Kensington Crossing, will be located at 10619 Connecticut Ave., and will include approximately 6,200 square feet of public open space, according to planning board documents.

On the property is now a vacant gas station and parking lot, documents show.

There will be two buildings connected by a covered walkway that will “provide protection from the elements to facilitate year-round outdoor dining opportunities”, the planning board documents say.

The Planning Board will review plans for the project at a meeting on Thursday. Planning Department staff have recommended the project for approval.

The documents don’t say what stores or restaurants might be located in the mall, but they do say there will be a drive-thru lane at the back of the building that will be “likely occupied by a bank tenant.”

The open space will be located primarily along Connecticut Avenue and Plyers Mill Road, and will include seating and more trees, documents show.

In 2019, the Planning Board rejected a proposal for the property which was a mixed-use project, part of which would have been storage facilities.

Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at [email protected]