Councilmembers urge MCDOT to study extending dedicated lanes for US 29 BRT

Earlier today, Councilmember Roger Berliner and five councilmembers sent a letter to Al Roshdieh, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, urging MCDOT to study a revolutionary idea for the County’s Bus Rapid Transit […]

Viva White Oak Unveils Plans to Public

Photo of crowd seated to watch presentation.

Earlier this week, Viva White Oak developer Percontee presented their proposed plans for the area to approximately 140 mostly enthusiastic residents. The new development will have four distinct neighborhoods, as shown below and described in […]

Developer to reveal plan for Viva White Oak at community meeting

Viva White Oak conceptual land use plan.

This Tuesday night, the public will get a first look at the preliminary sketch plan for the much-anticipated Viva White Oak project before it is formally submitted to the Planning Department. The community meeting is open to […]

Burtonsville McDonalds plans to redevelop

Proposed Site Plan for Burtonsville McDonalds Redevelopment

The renovations of the Burtonsville McDonald’s are finally moving forward again, after years of delays. The Planning Board is holding a public hearing on this project on July 20. The redevelopment plan proposes re-configuring the […]

East County’s wish-list of priority projects for 2017

Peter Myo Khin standing at podium in front of audience seated at tables in groups

Last week, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was sent a formal letter recommending specific projects to be included in the capital budget from the East County Citizens Advisory Board, an advisory group that represents communities […]

SHA reveals preliminary results of MD 28/198 study

Photo of people looking at highway project maps.

Earlier today, the State Highway Administration (SHA) shared some preliminary results of the 28/198 Corridor Improvement Study, which could transform the major highway in Spencerville and Burtonsville. The public is invited to share their opinions […]

Hucker calls out misinformation circulated by BRT opponents

Councilmember Tom Hucker corrects misinformation regarding US 29 BRT at May 4 Worksession of Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment (T&E) Committee. Video clip obtained from montgomerycountymd.gov.

“It’s disturbing that I have received at least dozens of emails this week telling me blatantly misrepresentational things about this project, and I know that’s in none of our interest. So I’d like to take […]

Tax credits in Burtonsville/Briggs Chaney could encourage redevelopment, jobs

Photo of vacant lot and dilapidated grocery store.

6/28/2017 Update: The Maryland Department of Commerce approved the Burtonsville/Briggs Chaney EZ application! This spring, Montgomery County will submit an application to the Maryland Department of Commerce (MDOC) to establish an “Enterprise Zone” (EZ) in […]

Photos of Global Food Grand Opening

Global Food opened yesterday at Briggs Chaney Marketplace, in the location of the old Safeway. Below are some photos and statements from community members, elected officials, and non-profits about this momentous occasion for East County. Peter Myo […]

New grocery store coming to Briggs Chaney

Photo of front door with Global Food poster.

Briggs Chaney Marketplace lost its anchor grocery store eight months ago, to the surprise and dismay of the local community. Some feared that the loss would result in a “food desert” for the area, given […]