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Budget Forum Set Want your voice heard on how the City of Gaithersburg spends its money? Clear the evening of Feb. 8 because the city wants to hear from you. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and the City Council will host the annual Budget Public Forum at City Hall beginning…

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City Awarded Grant Money Through State Program The City of Gaithersburg has been awarded a $100,000 grant to go toward construction for the new Olde Towne Park Plaza at the intersection of Summit and Diamond avenues. The money comes through…

No Sure Footing for 112 Ridgepoint Place

In late March 2014, the townhome at 112 Ridgepoint Place was one of two condemned by the City of Gaithersburg following the partial Quince Orchard retaining wall collapse. A review of Kentlands Citizens Assembly documents from 1992 to 2014 revealed…

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Honoring the Dream of Dr. King Have a few hours to spare? Why not donate them to a local organization in need of volunteers? To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the City of Gaithersburg will issue…

Urban Guru Robert Gibbs Shares Expertise

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Robert J. Gibbs, pictured here sitting on the rooftop of his office building in downtown Birmingham, Michigan, was on the team that developed the 2016 Birmingham Master Plan in 1996 to stimulate new commercial activity and spur residential growth.

Robert J. Gibbs, president of the award-winning Gibbs Planning Group in Birmingham, Michigan, could adopt as his tagline, “Pause for this commercial message.” An urban planning and development guru, Gibbs, who recently established his Urban Retail Institute, was the keynote…