The Montgomery County Planning Board scheduled a public hearing on the Great Seneca Plan: Connecting Life and Science for Thursday, March 14 in the Second Floor Auditorium of The M-NCPPC’s Wheaton Headquarters.
The Great Seneca Plan (Plan), a comprehensive amendment to the 2010 Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan(2010 Plan), covers 4,330 acres in the heart of the I-270 Corridor between the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville and the Town of Washington Grove. The Plan area includes several distinct areas with a variety of contexts, conditions, and opportunities, including the Life Sciences Center (LSC), Quince Orchard, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Londonderry and Hoyle’s Addition, Rosemont, Oakmont, Walnut Hill, Washingtonian Light Industrial Park, Washingtonian Residential, and Hi Wood. The Plan focuses predominantly on the Life Sciences Center, a thriving economic hub that is host to a diverse population, as well as growing life sciences, medical, and educational institutions.
The Plan focuses on strengthening the economic competitiveness of the Life Sciences Center through mixed-use development, public realm improvements, equitable access, and implementation strategies. The Plan envisions the Londonderry and Hoyle’s Addition area as a thriving residential neighborhood with local-serving retail, public open spaces, and transit connections, and offers limited recommendations for the Quince Orchard, Rosemont, Oakmont, Walnut Hill, Washingtonian Light Industrial, Washingtonian Residential, and Hi Wood areas.
Recommendations are organized within the themes of the built, social, natural, and economic environments and provide guidance for land use; zoning; urban design; transportation; parks, trails, and public open space; the economy; and the environment.
The Great Seneca Plan: Connecting Life and Science Working Draft was presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board for its review on Thursday, February 1, 2024. View the staff report.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Meybely Torres, a missing 15-year-old from Silver Spring.
The schedule has been release for the Montgomery County Energy Summit, which takes place this April in Silver Spring.
The City of Rockville has announced it is seeking current or retired military members to participate in its annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day events.
Montgomery County issued the following news release regarding the minimum wage increase scheduled to take place in July:
AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.
March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm
Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841
Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit