Fallsgrove is a 257-acre high-density mixed-use development of 1,650 dwellings, including 370 single family homes and town houses in popular Rockville, Maryland. The urban design team developed an effective solution to address the site’s challenging density requirements by arranging single-family homes and town homes around small parks and along pedestrian-scale streets. The designers utilize rear-loaded garages to minimize building setbacks and create the community’s Fallsgrove small-town character. The 850,000 square foot retail center and commercial office park provide convenience and employment opportunities for residents. Environmental initiatives preserved 90 contiguous acres of open space, including stream valley buffers, wetlands and a six-acre mature upland tree stand. The nature trail completes a bicycle beltway around Rockville.