Where are the Flags?

flags, Regal Row, East Montgomery Avenue
Flags fly along the north side of East Montgomery Avenue.

Flags from 193 United Nations-recognized countries, which were attached to light poles around Rockville Town Center last spring, were removed in anticipation of the windstorm which swept through the region on Friday, March 2.

The world’s flags are scheduled to be returned to light poles in early April.

Meet a Rockville Intern: Lena Ousvatova

Lena Ousvatova

Lena Ousvatova, from Rockville’s German sister city, Pinneberg, was out and about around the city as an intern in March, learning all about Rockville’s government. Lena arrived on March 2 and was scheduled to spend time with different departments of Rockville City Hall, as well as with District 3 Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz and District 17 state Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan.
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April is Earth Month in Rockville

Earth Day’s 48th anniversary is Sunday, April 22. The Mayor and Council issued a proclamation declaring Earth Day in Rockville during their March 19 meeting. Find video of the presentation with the March 19 listing at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter. Rockville celebrates the season with the following activities aimed at environmental sustainability:
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Twinbrook Quarter to Bring New Energy to Twinbrook Metro Station

Artist’s rendering of Twinbrook Quarter, looking south along the Metrorail tracks and Rockville Pike.

An application for a multiparcel redevelopment project near the Twinbrook Metro Station is now under review by planning staff. The project extends 18 acres from the northeast corner of Rockville Pike and Halpine Road, from 1500 to 1616 Rockville Pike. Dubbed Twinbrook Quarter, applicant Saul Holdings LP expects to create a transit-oriented, mixed-use district of residential, retail and office spaces that will offer a landscaped pedestrian promenade along Rockville Pike, new internal street connectors and a central green, among other site amenities.

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Staff Presents Stonestreet Corridor Study Draft Recommendations

Artist’s rendering looking north along North Stonestreet Ave. at Howard Ave.

Staff introduced initial draft recommendations for the Stonestreet Corridor Study at a well-attended community meeting on Feb. 22. Staff discussed recommended policies and implementation steps, key potential redevelopment sites along the corridor and possible street and sidewalk improvements.

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