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June 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council’s New Regulations Incentivize Housing Development at Metro Stations 

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved regulations to implement the “More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act,” which aims to incentivize high-rise housing construction at Metro stations by providing a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), with some criteria for development. According to the council, the bill offers the PILOT for 15 years for […]

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June 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Third New Shake Shack Proposed in Montgomery County

A third Shake Shack restaurant has been recently proposed to open in Montgomery County, in the Rockville/North Bethesda area, according to plans on the construction project information and data website Construction Journal. According to the plan, the former Arby’s fast food restaurant at 11710 Rockville Pike would be renovated into the fast-casual burger restaurant. Shake […]

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April 21, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Announces Construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda

The construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda will close two lanes on Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street during mid-summer. It will occur near the future building located at 7373 Wisconsin Ave.  According to officials, the lanes will remain temporarily closed overnight from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. In an […]

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February 24, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Work on Purple Line Will Close Lanes to Relocate Utilities

Construction for the Purple Line at the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Cloverfield Road in Silver Spring is expected to close lanes beginning the evening of Feb. 25 and into the morning of Feb. 26. The scheduled, overnight work is for utility relocation. Also in Silver Spring, beginning March 1, crews will work on waterline […]

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July 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Capital Crescent Trail Closed for Construction

Montgomery Parks has closed the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) for the next few weeks to allow for the construction of a raised crosswalk on the trail. The crosswalk will be placed at the Little Falls Parkway crossing in Bethesda. No deadline has been given for the construction’s end, but those who wish to continue using […]

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July 20, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Councilmember Glass Voices Frustration Over Purple Line Construction ‘Mess’

Councilmember Evan Glass expressed frustration Sunday over the construction of Maryland’s Purple Line, which faces delays and uncertainties on completion.   I’ve grown very frustrated with the construction of the Purple Line and the stonewalling by the governor’s administration and private contractors regarding budgets, timelines and schedules. ⁰https://t.co/UIXKupfttP — Evan Glass (@EvanMGlass) July 19, 2020 “I’ve […]

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June 16, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Update: Street Construction to Start in Gaithersburg Thursday

The City of Gaithersburg sent out an update Wednesday saying that construction is now set to begin on Thursday, weather permitting. Update! Planned microsurfacing work is now scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 18. — City of Gaithersburg (@GburgMD) June 17, 2020   ***      ***      ***      ***      […]

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June 10, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Tower Construction Causes Closure of Montgomery Avenue in Bethesda for Two Months

Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street in Bethesda will be closed for two months beginning on Wednesday. The roads will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays as construction continues on Avocet Tower which will serve as a 370,000 square feet luxury office building with a large outdoor plaza. One […]

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May 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Approves Budgets, Some School Renovations Delayed

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve the FY 2021 Operating Budget and the FY 2021-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Thursday.  Burnt Mills Elementary School is on track for renovations to be complete in September 2023. Elementary school renovations that have been pushed back due to financial shortfalls include South […]

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April 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Bus Stops Will Return to Sarbanes Transit Center

Several bus stops in Downtown Silver Spring that were closed due to Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail construction will reopen on Saturday, according to a statement from Montgomery County.  Ride On and Metrobus stops around the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center that had to be relocated to the street will return to their original […]

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