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Old 12-03-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Wow, wonderful pictures and sketches. It is great to see an attempt at creating long term attractive architecture in the suburbs.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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I would say no. Gaithersburg and much of Montgomery county suffer from the same thing which holds them back from really becoming a true metropolitan area. The availability of workforce housing. You can't have a true metropolis without being able to house the types of workers you need to make sure the city runs efficiently. White collar types plan and administrate, blue collar types do. You need a balance of both in order to really grow and prosper as an independent city. From what you posted, it appears as if Gaithersburg is only concerned with attracting individuals who earn over $80k per year.

Actually, Gaithersburg has laws that force developers to include a high percentage of their units as MPDU (people making under $45,000), moderately priced dwelling units, as well as workforce housing. Gaithersburg is on the leading edge for requiring developers to mix up their units. I have a friend that only pays $900 to live in King Farm in Rockville. This is the case all over the area.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
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Gaithersburg already has a sizeable workforce population in the city and surrounding area. I think it has a really bright future. A bunch of walkable centers linked by the CCT is a model on how other American metro areas should infill their suburbs.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
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Gaithersburg already has a sizeable workforce population in the city and surrounding area. I think it has a really bright future. A bunch of walkable centers linked by the CCT is a model on how other American metro areas should infill their suburbs.

...Now if only the city could do more to attract young people.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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I would say no. Gaithersburg and much of Montgomery county suffer from the same thing which holds them back from really becoming a true metropolitan area. The availability of workforce housing. You can't have a true metropolis without being able to house the types of workers you need to make sure the city runs efficiently. White collar types plan and administrate, blue collar types do. You need a balance of both in order to really grow and prosper as an independent city. From what you posted, it appears as if Gaithersburg is only concerned with attracting individuals who earn over $80k per year.
How would Gaithersburg differ from Herndon, VA and Reston, VA??????????????????
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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What is the timeline on this? Where is the Watkins Mill located? Nothing on Olde Towne yet? Does this mean the next 5-10 years is a good time to buy in Gaithersburg before "younger, more affluent crowds" drive up costs like happened in Silver Spring and Downtown Rockville?
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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The Watkins Mill project has been underway for the past year and a half. It is located at the intersection of Watkins Mill and 355. They have already built a bunch of townhouses on one the westside of 270. On the east side of 270 they have cleared out trees and paved a huge road so far. I assume you will be able to see more construction from 355 in the spring when the commercial buildings start to go up.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Archstone Westchester at Olde Town and Hidden Creek have received federal financing last week and will breakground this winter. Gaithersburg is about to explode. Crown Farm, Watkins Mill Town Center, Archstone at Olde Town, and Hidden Creek have all brokeground or are about to breakground.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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CCT light rail project had last meeting last week before the governor chooses between the 3 different routes in Gaithersburg

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Old 12-21-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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First place I was ever mugged and where I was born. Either ghetto or yuppied out, no thanks to Gburg.
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