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Duball LLC is seeking to add nearly 200 more apartments to a building planned for Rockville’s Town Center.

The development company is planning two buildings at 198 E. Montgomery Ave. in front of the Regal Rockville Town Center 13 theater in downtown Rockville. Construction started on the first building, which includes 263 apartments and a Cambria Suites hotel, last November.

According to an application submitted to the city of Rockville, Duball now wants to increase the number of apartments planned for the second building from 222 to 400. The increase in apartments would not make the building any larger, however, because the apartments would be smaller.

According to the application, the approved plans include “overly large units,” and current market demand is for smaller apartments.

The change would bring the total number of apartments in Duball’s Town Center development to 663 units. The development also includes a 140-room hotel and about 45,000 square feet of retail space.

A Planning Commission briefing is scheduled for Nov. 13, and a mayor and council briefing is scheduled for Dec. 9. If the new plans are approved, construction would start by May 2019, the application says.

ewaibel@gazette.net