November 10, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

County Seeks Input on Future of Chevy Chase Library

The Chevy Chase Library, built in 1965, needs major repairs and updates according to the Office of Planning and Development. The building underwent five major renovations between 1990 and 2009. Now the County wants to hear from the public to determine the future of the library. The county poses two possible scenarios. The first would […]

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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Urge Elrich to Support ‘Viva White Oak’ Development Project

Members of the Montgomery County Council want County Executive Marc Elrich to support “Viva White Oak,” a major development project in the area. They reference a Washington Business Journal article quoting Elrich’s skepticism of the project. In a statement Monday, Council President Tom Hucker, Vice President Gabe Albornoz, and Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz, Nancy […]

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July 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Halpine View Apartments Will Preserve Affordable Units

Redevelopment will not threaten affordable housing in Rockville’s Halpine View Apartments due to a county agreement to preserve its 564 affordable units. Any redevelopment of the apartments must include a one-for-one replacement of market-affordable units with income-restricted affordable units, County Executive Marc Elrich explained during a press conference at the apartment complex Thursday. The units […]

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October 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

City of Gaithersburg Seeks Public’s Input on Lakeforest Redevelopment

The City of Gaithersburg is holding six virtual public forums to hear what the community would prefer to see at the Lakeforest property where a thriving mall once stood. To assist with its update of the Lakeforest Master Plan, Gaithersburg has established an online survey that closes Nov. 6. It also will hold six public […]

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August 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Approves One-Year Halt on Lakeforest Mall Development

The Gaithersburg City Council approved a one-year maximum suspension of development on Lakeforest Mall property in order for the city to reassess redevelopment priorities.  Last week, city staff recommended that Gaithersburg approve a new map designation for the mall property and a one-year moratorium on development to avoid any issues with receiving applications during the […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Planning Board Approves Sketch Plan for Apartment Building near Montgomery Mall

The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday approved a sketch plan to build a 340-unit apartment complex across from Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. The 75-foot-tall building will be located at the former Ourisman Ford location, at the intersection of Westlake Terrace and Motor City Drive, across the street from Montgomery Mall, in Bethesda. The complex […]

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May 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Village Shopping Center Owner Sets Community Meeting for June 2 to Discuss Redevelopment Plans

The owner of the Montgomery Village Shopping Center is planning to file applications to create a mixed use development of approximately 300 dwelling units and 147,600 square feet of commercial development on the 19+ acres of land at that site, according to attorney Jody Kline. In a letter to neighbors earlier this month, Kline said […]

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March 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Westbard Sector Plan on PHED Committee’s Agenda

The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee is scheduled to continue its review of the Westbard Sector Plan at 2 p.m. today. The plan would bring significant changes to the section of southern Bethesda near Friendship Heights. The PHED Committee, which is chaired by Nancy Floreen and George Leventhal and Hans […]

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November 18, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Carol Scott on Potomac Valley Shopping Center Annexation (VIDEO)

The Mayor and City Council of Gaithersburg held a public hearing this week about the Potomac Valley Shopping Center annexation petition. Darnestown Valley – WHM LP and Darnestown Valley Petroleum WHM, LLC are petitioning to annex a portion of the shopping center that is located in Montgomery County at intersection of Quince Orchard Road and […]

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February 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Work on Pike District Breathing New Life to White Flint Area (VIDEO)

White Flint has a new name and advocates are hoping a new identity too. It’s now being called the Pike District and it’s a rebranding of sorts for an area as it morphs from a suburban sprawl to a new urbanism community. MyMCMedia’s Krista Brick has the report.   Only one tenant is left inside […]

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