ROCKVILLE, Md. – Lerner Enterprises, North Bethesda, Md., has begun development on the Fallsgrove Village Center, a retail/office center that will include a 150,000 sq. ft. community retail center and a 3-story, 75,000 sq. ft. Class-A office building. A 57,000 sq. ft. Safeway Food & Drug store will anchor the complex. The center will comprise more than 40 retail stores, services, banks and restaurants. Bignell, Wakins, Hasser Architects, Annapolis, Md., designed the project.

Fallsgrove Village Center, scheduled to open in spring 2002, is part of the Fallsgrove mixed-use development center, which will consist of 950,000 sq. ft. of office and R&D space, 150,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, and 1,530 residential units. The Fallsgrove project includes the 208,000 sq. ft. Class-A Fallsgrove Corporate Center office building and the 240,000 sq. ft. Class-A Fallsgrove Executive Plaza office.