Friday, March 22, 2013
Standford Wilson Jr., 61, died from his injuries, Montgomery County police said.
(UPDATED) A Gaithersburg man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Derwood on Friday. According to police, Standford Wilson Jr., 61, of the 20000 block of Mattingly Terrace, died at a local hospital from injuries he suffered when his BMW X5 veered off Shady Grove Road and struck several trees and a fence. The crash occurred at around 12:20 p.m., just west of Muncaster Mill Road. Police have not determined what caused Wilson’s vehicle to leave the roadway. The fatal crash shut down the westbound lane of Shady Grove Road, between Mill Run and Muncaster Mill. Police have asked that anyone with information about this crash call 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous. --- This story has been updated since it was originally published to …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays Monday morning for commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area.
(Update, 8:20 p.m.) Maryland State Police have identified Maria Durdandal, 50, of Frederick, as the driver who was killed in an early-morning, single-car crash on Interstate 270 southbound near the Shady Grove Road exit, according to an NBC Washington report. Police said the impact of the collision was so severe that portions of the concrete barrier struck by Durdandal's car broke off and landed on northbound I-270, and Durdandal was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. (Update, 5 p.m.) A woman was killed after crashing her red Scion near the Shady Grove Road exit of Interstate 270 southbound, The Washington Post reports. The driver lost control of her car and struck a concrete barrier near the exit, a Maryland State …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
ABC 7: Both were in serious condition at trauma centers.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
A collection of the best comments following Gaithersburg's unanimous approval of the annexation of Shady Grove Road's approximately 28 acre Sears property.
City officials and residents from Gaithersburg and Rockville alike have offered strong opinions regarding Gaithersburg's unanimous vote to annex the 27.9 acre Sears property located along Shady Grove Road. The decision follows a Montgomery County Council July 31 decision to approve a zone change for the property, shifting it from Research and Development (R&D), which prohibits retail, to Mixed Use District (MXD) zoning. Prior to the vote, Rockville City Council member Tom Moore said in a blog on Patch that Gaithersburg officials were "preparing to wreak serious, unnecessary and perhaps permanent damage upon the relationship between their city and the City of Rockville." Gaithersburg City Council member Cathy Drzyzgula replied directly to …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Councilman: "I don’t want us to be at war with Gaithersburg."
Rockville has folded its effort to annex the Sears Great Indoors property between it and the city of Gaithersburg, apparently conceding that Gaithersburg got to it first. Monday night's Rockville City Council meeting evolved into a pledge to resolve the controversy that has caused a rift between the neighboring towns. The move came the same night the Gaithersburg City Council voted unanimously to annex the former Great Indoors site on Shady Grove Road. The Rockville City Council opposed the annexation of the Sears, Roebuck and Co.-owned property—and told Gaithersburg officials so in a letter in June. Gaithersburg's vote to annex the Sears site could "wreak serious, unnecessary, and perhaps permanent damage upon the relationship between …
Gaithersburg city council Vice President and council member Cathy Drzyzgula defend the city's annexation of the Sears property along Shady Grove Road.
Prior to a unanimous vote approving the city of Gaithersburg's annexation of the near-28 acre Sears property along Shady Grove Road, City Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel and council member Cathy Drzyzgula defended the city's actions and annexation process. Spiegel and Drzyzgula each provided Patch with the following notes from their statements. It should be noted that these are not direct quotes, rather guidelines for their respective comments on the matter at Monday evening's mayor and council meeting. Ryan Spiegel: A few folks from Rockville have expressed strong opposition to this annexation. And I want to take a moment to address those concerns. First let me say that I don’t believe in alarmism and hyperbole, or personal attacks, …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Montgomery County officials broke ground Thursday on the new Travilah Fire Station, according to a report by WAMU.
Montgomery County officials broke ground Thursday on a new fire station at the corner of Shady Grove Road and Darnestown Road, WAMU reported. The Travilah Fire Station will serve the Gaithersburg-Rockville-North Potomac region which has grown rapidly since a temporary station was opened decades ago, fire chief Richard Bowers told WAMU. "We used to call it the little green house on the prairie, because the only thing that was here was the fire station," says Bowers. "There was nothing behind us." The Travilah station will sit across from the University of Maryland, Shady Grove campus, with the county's Life Sciences Center and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital nearby. The new station is approximately 4 miles west of Rockville Volunteer Fire …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tuesday morning's vote by the Montgomery County Council pushes the border
dispute between Rockville and Gaithersburg in favor of the latter city.
A vote by the Montgomery County Council Tuesday morning has placed Gaithersburg ahead of Rockville in what is essentially a race between the two municipalities to claim part of Shady Grove Road. The council unanimously approved Gaithersburg’s proposed zoning change of the Sears property on Shady Grove Road for retail use. The vote rezones the property from Research and Development (R&D), which prohibits retail, to Mixed Use District (MXD) zoning. Nancy Floreen, a Montgomery County council member, said that though the county doesn’t play a large role in annexation issues, if the council does not support the annexation, the zoning in place on the property stays that way for five years. “That’s an important point to remember,” said Floreen…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Montgomery County Council plans to vote Tuesday on the City of Gaithersburg's proposed zoning change of a near 28-acre property outside city limits.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Shady Grove Road has served as the official boundary separating Gaithersburg and Rockville since a 1992 memorandum of understanding between the cities, but a Montgomery County Council vote scheduled for next Tuesday threatens to render the memorandum moot, The Washington Examiner reported. Gaithersburg is attempting to annex two properties, at 16331 and 16401 Shady Grove Road, totaling 27.9 acres and owned by Sears and Roebuck Co. It was previously home to the now-closed Great Indoors. The property is currently part of Montgomery County, with an address of unincorporated Gaithersburg. Sears plans to remain on the property, using it for retail and offices, according the Examiner, but it would require a zoning change that is easier if the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Moore: Proposal 'would set a firm boundary' between Rockville and Gaithersburg.
Last month, the Gaithersburg City Council took the first steps toward annexing the 28-acre Great Indoors site on Shady Grove Road into their city. On Monday, the Rockville City Council took its first steps to prevent what it sees as encroachment into what is says is an unspoken boundary between the municipalities. The moves by the two councils could have far-reaching consequences for the future of each city, officials say. In a 4-0 vote at the end of Monday’s meeting, the Rockville Council directed city staff to start the process for annexing Shady Grove Road with the aim of establishing the city’s northern boundary with Gaithersburg. Councilman Mark Pierzchala was absent from Monday’s meeting. The annexation “would set a firm boundary …