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August 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Gaithersburg Planning Commission Approves Motion for Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Kentlands Boulevard

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission has unanimously approved a motion to recommend fiscal year 2018 funding for pedestrian safety improvements along Kentlands Boulevard. Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting asked the Commission to make a formal motion for the funding at the Aug. 2nd meeting. “What we are looking for tonight is just your advocacy […]

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June 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Rachel Carson Elementary School Hosts Career Day for Fifth Graders (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rachel Carson Elementary School’s fifth grade class celebrated Career Day on June 7th. PTA President Paula Ross said the students are studying careers in their curriculum unit and this was a chance for the fifth graders to ask questions and hear directly from people working in a variety of professional fields before they head off […]

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February 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaitherburg Leaders to Hold Joint Public Hearing on Kentlands Apartments Plan on Feb. 6

On Monday night, Gaithersburg leaders will hold a joint public hearing to discuss a proposal to build two six-story apartment buildings, and a seven-level parking structure at the corner of Quince Orchard Road and Great Seneca Highway near the Kentlands community. The mayor, city council and planning commissioners are part of this meeting. According to […]

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November 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Public Hearing on Kentlands Apartments Plan Delayed Until Next Year (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A public hearing to discuss the Kentlands Apartments plan has been postponed until next year. Gaithersburg Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting said the joint public hearing has been postponed to Jan. 17. According to Schlichting, the deferral was requested by the Colonnade Community Association and the developer agreed. The item will remain […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Leaders to Tour School in Laurel to Learn About Construction Costs

Monday may be the first day of school in Montgomery County but it is also the day several Gaithersburg city officials, and at least one Board of Education member, are touring a school in Laurel at the suggestion of a state senator. Gaithersburg City Council member Neil Harris said local officials were told that the […]

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May 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Planners Tour Crown Farm and King Farm Communities (VIDEO)

Members of the Montgomery County Planning Board recently toured the King Farm community in Rockville, and the Crown community in Gaithersburg.  Find out more in this report, below:

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March 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

City Staff Meets with Prospective Buyer of Kentlands Market Square

Some members of Gaithersburg’s planning staff recently met with a prospective purchaser of Kentlands Market Square, according to a city official. Gaithersburg Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting said the prospective buyer signed a Letter of Intent with the current owner, Beatty Management Company, on March 16th, “which began a 30-day due diligence period.” […]

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June 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

Downtown Crown Looking into Cause of Parking Garage Flood

Officials with Downtown Crown, Gaithersburg’s newest live-work downtown, are looking into what caused one of the garages for the shopping area to flood last weekend. On June 20 as a major thunderstorm swept through Montgomery County, the north garage became flooded with what was descibed by one driver as ankle-deep water. Liza C. Gonzales, general manager […]

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December 15, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Fast Tracks BRT Study, Council Wants to See Corridor Improvements

Gaithersburg city officials agreed to spend up to $105,000 for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) study of the five-mile Maryland 355 corridor. “We want to do this in a hurry,” said Gaithersburg Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting. His request for the study came at the end of the Dec. 15 City Council meeting, […]

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July 25, 2014 | Krista Brick

New Report Shows School Capacity in Olde Towne Gaithersburg

Housing development in Olde Towne has got the green light to move ahead after a new report shows Gaithersburg Elementary School serving that area now has adequate capacity. And that’s good news for the city that has been anxious to do more revitalization in downtown. Gaithersburg Elementary, which had been in strict moratorium in fiscal […]

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