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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

BRT will reduce congestion and commute times on US 29

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East County has long suffered from a lack of reliable and convenient transit options. But the County plans to fix this in the next three years by providing a transit system along US 29. The County anticipates […]

Burtonsville residents launch group to make MD 198 safer

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Shifting LEGO blocks around a large map of Burtonsville, local residents, businessowners, and community leaders met last night to evaluate highway improvements such as medians, turn lanes, and traffic lights along Old Columbia Pike (MD 198). This […]

East County ready for rapid growth

Photo of Jewru Bandeh smiling in front of large sign that reads, "LifeSci Village: coming in 2017"

“East County will soon be the fastest-growing region in Montgomery County”. Standing at the edge of a nearly-vacant 300-acre site, Jewru Bandeh excitedly notes that within the next few years, there will be a massive […]