20-07-2017 Hits:58 Local Matt Cohen
GAITHERSBURG -- The City Council discussed and voted on development plans in the Kentlands, salary increases for the mayor and City Council members and amendments City policy at its meeting Monday night.
Saul Holding Limited Partnership presented its sketch plan for development in the Kentlands, which, while corresponding well with the vision for the master plan, left the Council members with some questions. The sketch plan presented at the meeting displayed a 12-acre plot of land which is set for multiple uses including both commercial and residential. The city council members expressed some reservations regarding the plan, including the wording of the plan as well as height limits of the buildings. Most notably the plan included the phrase “up to” when describing most of the developments, which concerned City Councilmembers who thus did not know exact specifications of what will be built. In the end, however, the City Councilmembers voted unanimously to support the sketch plan.
“It’s early, but the sketch plan conforms very closely to the master plan that was adopted and planned years ago by the city,” said Gaithersburg mayor Jud Ashman. “I think it’s got that going for it. I remain concerned about potential for large densities and its...Read more
20-07-2017 Hits:50 Local Neal Earley
Circus animals may no longer be welcomed in the County as the County Council is likely to pass a bill banning performance animals from staying in the County.
Eight of the nine County Council members are co-sponsoring Bill 23-17, which would ban businesses and traveling shows such as circuses from keeping their performance animals in the County.
The bill was well received during its public hearing Tuesday with almost all testifying in support saying it would be a strong stance against animal cruelty.
20-07-2017 Hits:100 Local Maya Koeppen
We often dream of what we would do if we were to one day win the lottery.
For one Gaithersburg man, that dream became a reality this past Independence Day weekend when the Multi-Match subscription holder claimed the game’s $500,000 jackpot.
With the odds of winning at a one in 6 million chances, the 67-year-old grandfather could hardly believe his luck when Communications Director Carole Gentry called him on July 3 to share the news of his win.