August 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Wawa in Montgomery County to Open in Gaithersburg

The City of Gaithersburg will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss the plans to build a new Wawa across from Gaithersburg High School — off of South Frederick Avenue and MD Route 355. The hearing will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the council chamber of Gaithersburg City Hall. At tonight's @GburgMD Mayor & […]

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June 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

New Law Aims to Protect Both Renters and Neighborhoods

Faced with a growing home-share industry, Montgomery County will require short-term residential rentals to be licensed and registered. This new law, sponsored by County Council President Hans Riemer, will go into effect July 1. Before these regulations, property owners were already renting out space even though zoning laws prohibited it. Now property owners can legally […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council to Consider Airbnb Regulations

The Montgomery County Council holds a public hearing Tuesday night on short-term rentals, an effort to regulate Airbnb and similar services that allow homeowners to rent out portions of their homes for short periods. The council is considering changes to the county’s hotel regulations and licensing to bed-and-breakfast establishments. The hearing takes place at 7:30 […]

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December 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

A Look at the Week Ahead in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a busy week in Montgomery County. Here’s a quick look at the week ahead: Sunday, Dec. 4: Six Montgomery County residents will be inducted in the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Sunday afternoon. Also on Sunday, the 31st annual Montgomery County […]

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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief: Truancy Prevention, Westbard Sector Plan and More (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which begins with an update on the county’s truancy prevention program. Other topics include new legislation proposed by Councilmember Hans Riemer, to allow short term rentals in Montgomery County, and the latest on the Westbard Sector Plan. You can watch the show in its entirety, […]

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February 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Riemer Introduces Legislation to Allow Homeowners to Legally Rent out their Homes on a Short Term Basis (VIDEO)

During today’s County Council session, Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 16-03 was introduced by lead sponsor Hans Riemer. This zoning text amendment would allow homeowners to legally rent out their properties on a short-term basis. Currently, County homeowners are restricted from renting out properties on popular services such as Airbnb or Roomorama. Find out more in […]

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