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 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

One on One: Councilmember Marc Elrich on BRT (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett credits County Council member Marc Elrich for outlining the plans for Bus Rapid Transit. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Elrich talks about why BRT is so important now, how important it is for the system to operate efficiently for ridership, and the four year timeline. When it comes to the […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Jennifer Toole Headlines Planning Department’s Speakers Series, Her Topic is Cycling (VIDEO)

Jennifer Toole headlined the Planning Department’s Winter Speaker Series this month. Bridget Schwiesow has a recap. The next Speaker Series event takes place on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Planning Department’s auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring. Transportation planner Jeffrey Tumlin, principal and director of strategy for San Francisco-based Nelson/Nygaard, will […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Councilmembers and Planning Board Chair Question MCPS About Capacity Plans (VIDEO)

Local leaders are asking questions in hopes of assuring constituents there is room for more development in the Bethesda area. Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, District 1 Councilmember Roger Berliner and Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson sent a letter to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Acting Superintendent Larry Bowers […]

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November 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Modern Montgomery Book Launch Focuses on County Architecture (VIDEO)

The Planning Department recently hosted a launch party for the new book, Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979 at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. The 250-page, well-illustrated book is written by Clare Lise Kelly, a preservation planner and an architectural historian with the Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Office. Bridget Schwiesow has more. Visit our PEG partner […]

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September 16, 2015 | Aline Barros

Plans In The Works to Revitalize Burtonsville Shopping Center

New developers are hoping to turn around the Burtonsville Crossing shopping center and the adjacent park-and-ride lot. EDENS, a retail development company with offices in Bethesda, along with Montgomery County announced plans for redeveloping the shopping center that has been empty since 2010. “We are excited that EDENS has crossed the first milestone for this redevelopment. This […]

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February 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Planning Department Works with Noré Winter (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Planning Department recently hosted a nationally known guest in an effort to advance the quality of design in the county. Bridget Schwiesow has more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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January 24, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Winter Speaker Series Features Royce Hanson (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Planning Department has launched a Winter Speaker Series featuring former Planning Board Chair Royce Hanson.  Bridget Schwiesow reports. Find out more about upcoming events here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 22, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Redevelopment of The Blairs (Video)

Plans for the redevelopment of The Blairs apartment complex in Silver Spring are in the works. You can find out more in this report by CCM’s Susan Kenedy. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Plans for the redevelopment may be viewed online at

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