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

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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 […]

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 […]

White Oak could be the “Silicon Valley of Healthcare”

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East County has waited too long for investment in jobs and transit while the rest of the county prospers. The White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan would provide up to 10,000 new jobs from three […]

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 […]