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Bus #201 Offers Convenient Run to BWI Marshall

By Kira Sansone Although the holidays may seem far away, it’s never too early to start planning for travel during the busiest time of the year. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) #201 bus offers services from the Gaithersburg Park and…

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Public Hearing Planned for Proposed ROW Regulations The Mayor and City Council will hold a public hearing on Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. at City Hall on proposed regulations for the installations of private facilities in roads and public rights-of-way (ROW)…

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Year-Round Lights Considered for Market Square City Manager Tony Tomasello said that the city is considering a request by Kentlands Under the Lights organizers to make event lights more of a year-round feature of the city park. He told the…

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CalAtlantic Builder for Enclave at Quince Orchard CalAtlantic Homes, the contract purchaser for The Enclave at Quince Orchard that was formerly known as the Johnson Property, shared plans with the community at a July 26 meeting at Thurgood Marshall Elementary.…

Healthy Lawns Act Overturned

The Montgomery County Circuit Court overturned Bill 52-14, the Healthy Lawns Act, on Aug. 3. The law, enacted by a 6-3 vote of the Montgomery County Council in October 2015, was set to go into effect for private property on…

City Approves Kentlands Square Sketch Plan

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Phase one of the Kentlands Square mixed-use redevelopment features up to 1450 multifamily units and up to 784,080 square feet of commercial on the 12 acres currently home to Kmart and parking lot.

The sketch plan for Kentlands Square mixed-use redevelopment was approved by a 4-0 vote at the July 17 Mayor and City Council meeting. Kentlands Square SK-7503-2017 features up to 1450 multifamily units and up to 784,080 square feet of commercial.…

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Officers Honored With Public Safety Awards The Gaithersburg -Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) recognized Gaithersburg Police Officers John Davis and Michelle Kirk for distinguished service at its Public Safety Awards program at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center on Friday, July…

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Watkins Mill Interchange Construction Proceeds Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. has been selected for the construction of the Watkins Mill Interchange project. The Notice to Proceed is scheduled for July 31. Body-Worn Camera Policy Meeting Planned The Gaithersburg Police Department will begin outfitting uniformed operational…

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Olde Towne Park Plaza Under Construction Gaithersburg elected officials participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 30 for Olde Towne Park Plaza, a new community gathering space in the city’s historic center. The plaza is adjacent to the original B&O Railroad Station and will feature a…

Public Comment Needed on Small Cell Draft Documents

The City of Gaithersburg needs public comment on preliminary draft documents that address franchise/right-of-way (ROW) agreements, ordinance changes and ROW regulations designed to respond to requests for small cell antenna installations in the city. These preliminary documents were discussed at…