A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
Just several decades ago, farms lined the road that connected Rockville to Washington, DC. But as the post-war construction boom subsumed Montgomery County, Rockville Pike became a massive retail destination with strip malls lining the road on both sides for miles. Both the City of Rockville and Montgomery County see a lot of potential for redevelopment and have an eye to add more transit options to one of the busiest corridors in the county. We talk with local planners and architect Roger Lewis about the vision for Rockville Pike.
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
- David Levy Chief of Long Range Planning, City of Rockville
- Ken Hartman Director, Montgomery County's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
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