City of Gaithersburg Council

November 20, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

New Name for Olde Towne Bridge Honors Former Gaithersburg City Manager

The Olde Towne Gaithersburg bridge over the railroad tracks connecting the Olde Towne Parking Garage to the Olde Towne Commercial District was formally named the Tomasello Pedestrian Bridge on Nov. 16, according to a press release from the City of Gaithersburg. It was named after Tony Tomasello, who served as Gaithersburg city manager from 2012 […]

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May 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Responds to Reports of Proposal for Amazon Distribution Center

The City of Gaithersburg received a $92 million proposal to build an Amazon distribution center at the location of the former Leidos site, located in the area of 355 Montgomery Village Avenue. The proposal would create 850 total jobs. Bethesda Beat broke the news Monday evening. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman confirmed to MyMCMedia “an application […]

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February 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Prohibits Exotic Animals at Fairs

Gaithersburg council approved a compromise ordinance Tuesday night that prohibits the exhibition of exotic animals while not changing rules related to domestic animals, thereby allowing the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair to proceed as usual. The ordinance was approved by a vote of three to two, with Council Vice President Laurie-Anne Sales and Councilman Michael […]

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December 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dozens Rally in Olney in Support of Impeaching Trump

On the eve of the House of Representatives voting on whether or not to impeach President Donald Trump, dozens of people showed up at Olney Manor Recreational Park to support removing the president from office. View this post on Instagram Dozens of people came out to Olney Manor Recreational Park on Tuesday night to rally […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Council to Decide Fate of Royal Farms in January

Gaithersburg is moving closer to getting Montgomery County’s first-ever Royal Farms. Its fate will be determined on Jan. 6, 2020. On Monday, Mayor Jud Ashman and the Gaithersburg City Council held a public hearing about the schematic development plan to build a Royal Farms and Starbucks in the area of North Frederick Avenue and MD […]

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October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Details Next Steps for Wawa

On Monday, the City of Gaithersburg’s council approved plans to build a 5,000 square foot Wawa store at 405 S. Frederick Ave, across the street from Gaithersburg High School. Speaking to MyMCMedia on Friday, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman outlined the next steps Wawa has to take: Wawa was approved by the council with three conditions […]

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October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Public Hearing Will Help Decide Fate of Potential Royals Farms in Gaithersburg

The City of Gaithersburg might be getting the first-ever Royal Farms in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman who confirmed the proposal. Ashman said the plan is to build a Royal Farms around North Frederick Avenue and MD 335 at Watkins Mill as part of the new Spectrum community plan. There […]

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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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September 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gaithersburg City Manager Moving Forward to Negotiate Johnson Property Annexation (VIDEO)

The City of Gaithersburg Mayor and Council held a public hearing on the Johnson Property Annexation on Monday night. Owner of the property Russell Johnson, along with attorney Stuart Barr from Lerch, Early & Brewer, Joshua Sloan, VIKA Maryland, LLC representative, and City of Gaithersburg Planning staffer Rob Robinson presented a scaled back plan. Johnson’s initial plan included […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Release Statement on Watkins Mill Interchange

UPDATED Gaithersburg city leaders are asking residents and business owners to contact Governor Larry Hogan about the importance of moving forward with the Watkins Mill Road Interchange. On Friday, Mayor Jud Ashman and the Council released a joint statement about the project: “Late last year the City Council and I were very disheartened and disappointed […]

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