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Photo | Pam Schipper Jodi Rapaport, owner of My Big Finds, and her daughter, Madelyn Fox, were one of the local businesses and main organizer at the Afternoon Tea, held on Saturday, May 11 in Kentlands Market Square. The event was sponsored by Kimco Realty.

Photo | Pam Schipper
Jodi Rapaport, owner of My Big Finds, and her daughter, Madelyn Fox, were one of the local businesses and main organizer at the Afternoon Tea, held on Saturday, May 11 in Kentlands Market Square. The event was sponsored by Kimco Realty.

Kingfish Celebrate 25 Years

Kentlands residents are invited to a 25th-season kickoff event, “Kentlands Celebrates 25 Years of Kingfish” on June 1, 5 p.m. on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. You’ll find a DJ, food trucks, games and inflatables.

The evening will feature a video highlighting great Kingfish moments from the past 25 years.

Arts Barn Energy Upgrade Coming

The Arts Barn energy consumption is at least three times the average for a building of its size, according to the city’s research. Current equipment was installed in 2000 and is now at the end of its useful lifecycle.

A contract for the Arts Barn energy upgrade in the amount of $656,286.50 was awarded to  Fresh Air Concepts, Inc. Work is anticipated for August.

Office/Retail Proposed for Crown

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI), owners of Downtown Crown commercial since 2015, proposes a four-story, 42,335-square-foot, mixed-use office and retail building at 10002 Fields Road. The .84-acre site located at the corner of Fields Road and Copley Place was originally approved for a 3,000-square-foot bank with drive-thru. The newly proposed brick-and-glass building would feature ground-floor retail and three floors of office.

Following the joint public hearing on May 6, the Planning Commission will hold their record  open until 5 p.m. on May 29, and the Mayor and City Council until 5 p.m. on June 13. Action is anticipated on July 1.

Senior Living Apartment Building Proposed for Washingtonian North

Kisco Senior Living proposes a 310-unit senior living apartment building with two levels of below-grade parking at 10100 Washingtonian Boulevard. The 8.53-acre site is adjacent to Life Time Athletic and near Camden Washingtonian Apartments.

Of the total units, 196 will be independent living, 91 assisted living and 23 memory care. Fifteen percent, or 47 units, will be moderately-priced dwelling units (MPDUs). Preserved green space will be 3.25 acres.

Following the joint public hearing on May 6, the Planning Commission will hold their record open until 5 p.m. on May 30, and the Mayor and City Council until 5 p.m. on June 14. Action is anticipated on July 1.

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