Mayor and Council to State: Oppose Any Plans to Take Homes

community advocates for protecting neighborhoods

The city opposes the taking of residences, businesses or city infrastructure, or the removal of sound barriers as part of proposed improvements to interstates 270 and 495, and a community effort recently carried neighborhoods’ concerns to the state.

Maryland transportation officials told city officials last month that the state has no plans to take homes by eminent domain to widen the highways, echoing statements by Gov. Larry Hogan during a Sept. 4 news conference in Annapolis.

I-495 & I-270 Public-Private Partnership Program project overview map.

Image courtesy MDOT.

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Mayor and Council Support Recommendations for Stonestreet Study

The Mayor and Council unanimously supported recommendations for three key opportunity areas from the Stonestreet Corridor Study at their Aug. 1 meeting.

The first recommends initiating a process to change the city’s Comprehensive Master Plan to allow a broader variety of development options in the area where Montgomery County Public Schools is currently operating along North Stonestreet Avenue.

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REDI Announces Grants for Retail Façade Improvements

Rockville retailers can apply for up to $5,000 in a matching grant to improve their building’s exterior façade, through the Rockville Economic Development, Inc.’s latest business incentive program.

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Walk This Way: City Projects Improve Pedestrian Safety Across Rockville

Whether you are walking to work or school, or just out for a stroll, several improvements are making it safer for pedestrians across the city this fall.

Students returning to Richard Montgomery High School will find a new crosswalk and a pedestrian refuge in a new median at the westernmost driveway for the school. The goal is to improve safety for students by reducing their crossing distance and making them more visible to drivers.

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Calling All Cars: Antique and Classic Car Show Returns in October

57th Annual Show Offers Free, Family-Friendly Fun

Rockville’s 57th annual Antique and Classic Car Show rolls into Rockville Civic Center Park from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The free show – one of the oldest and the largest in the mid-Atlantic region – will feature more than 500 vehicles, a car-related flea market, a car sales area and live music. There will be a moon bounce at the rear of the park in the parking lot of Croydon Creek Nature Center, which will be open to visitors.

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Rocktobierfest is Oct. 6: Vendors Wanted

The city is seeking vendors, especially of German-themed crafts, for Rockville’s second annual Rocktobierfest celebration, which is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 in Rockville Town Center.

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Create with VisArts at Rockville Town Square

September offers two opportunities to create art at Rockville Town Square. Federal Realty and VisArts are partnering with the City of Rockville to offer free outdoor art labs to inspire the artist in you.

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All the Puppers in the Pool for Doggie Dip Day

Pooches can paddle in the pool this month, at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s 2018 Doggie Dip Day! Puppers get to pool party for only $5 per pooch at one of the city’s most-sought-after doggie meet-and-greet events. (Humans, you can enter for free, but won’t be allowed in the water due to health and safety reasons.) Proof of a current rabies vaccination (either a certificate of vaccination or veterinarian’s letter) is required for entry (for your dog, not you). Dogs without won’t be allowed to enter.

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Rockville Science Center to Bring Temple Grandin to Strathmore

Temple Grandin

The Rockville Science Center will present Temple Grandin, the world-renowned animal behavior expert and autism awareness advocate, for a special presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at The Music Center at Strathmore, in North Bethesda.

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Running Shoes at the Ready for the Rockville 10K/5K

Lace ‘em up and get on your marks — the 43rd annual Rockville 10K/5K is registering runners!

The oldest continuing foot race in Montgomery County — which includes a 1-mile fun run for kids — will take place the morning of Sunday, Nov. 4.

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