The Press
The press has followed the struggle of the residents in their efforts to scale back the amount of
development proposed by the Gaithersburg West (Great Seneca Science Corridor) Master Plan.
Included below are articles about the master plan, the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) as well as
Belward Farm and its late owner, Elizabeth Banks.

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Montgomery planning science hub in White Oak, June 29, 2010

Stewart Schwartz: Montgomery certainly competitive with Fairfax, June 4, 2010

Montgomery's science city monster:  May 5, 2010
Additional comments on the science monster

The Maryland Politics Watch has two documents summarizing the preliminary votes on the Master
Phil Andrews Comments on Gaithersburg West
County Council Provides More Details on Gaithersburg West
It's the traffic, stupid, Montgomery County Civic Federation
OPPOSITION TO THE GAITHERSBURG WEST MASTER PLAN - The community leaders have spoken out
against the Master Plan.
The Gaithersburg West Master Plan - unfinished business:  Email to the County Council, April 1, 2010
Remarks by Dan Drazan, North Potomac Citizens Association
Email from J. J. Ulbrecht to Marc Elrich - March 19, 2010
Sierra Club to score Councilmembers in relation to the Gaithersburg West Master Plan  February 10,
Action Committee for Transit opposes the Gaithersburg West Master Plan - February 29, 2010
Letter from the City of Gaithersburg - January 25, 2010
Letter from the City of Rockville - January 13, 2010
City of Rockville - Written Testimony for the Public Hearing
City of Gaithersburg - The City's Position on the Gaithersburg West Master Plan
Neighbors Against the Gaithersburg West Master Plan - Sign the Petition now!
Letter from MDOT, September 25, 2009
Letter from MDOT, September 15, 2009
Metro woes may put federal funding for transit projects at risk:  April 1, 2010

Gaithersburg West's traffic kinks:  March 31, 2010

This scheme will return - Failed attempt to facilitate development  in so-called "urban areas" will be
tried again:  March 25, 2010

Hopkins memorandum leaves much to be desired:  March 24, 2010

'Science city' data fail Montgomery residents' calculator tests:  March 21, 2010

'Science City' to bring in thousands more workers, memo says:  March 21, 2010

State agency fines Hopkins $370,000 on radiation issues:  March 20, 2010

Johns Hopkins fined for radiation violations:  March 20, 2010

Gaithersburg West – A Total Lack of Good Sense:  March 19, 2010

Is Gaithersburg West a Sleeping Giant? Part One:  March 15, 2010
Is Gaithersburg West a Sleeping Giant? Part Two:  March 16, 2010
Is Gaithersburg West a Sleeping Giant? Part Three:  March 17, 2010
Is Gaithersburg West a Sleeping Giant? Part Four:  March 18, 2010

Gaithersburg West and White Flint: A Tale of Two Cities:  March 10, 2010

Cities issue ‘Science City' ultimatums:  March 10, 2010

Truth of county east-west jobs rift:  February 15, 2010

Science city plan deepens rift between east, west Montgomery:  February 8, 2010

‘Science City' traffic forecasts green-lit by council's planning guru:  February 3, 2010

Ex-MoCo council leader laying siege to 'Science City' plans:  January 29, 2010

Rockville mayor criticizes Science City plan:  January 27, 2010

On Floreen's economic development plan:  January 20, 2010

Council's incivility could lead to change after election: January 20, 2010

Gaithersburg West delayed months, again:  January 13, 2010

Scaling back Gaithersburg West:  January 6, 2010

Montgomery debates plan - Life Sciences Center is focus: December 1, 2009

Floreen is elected head of Montgomery council:  December 1, 2009
Council coup - In Montgomery County, the plot thickens:  November 30, 2009

Council chief throws cold water on Science City plans:  November 24, 2009

Critics of ‘Science City' seek shifts:  November 18, 2009

Science City delay comes amid east-west rift: November 13, 2009

Spread life sciences jobs to advance Smart Growth, written by Phil Andrews

Gaithersburg West plan pushed back:  November 11, 2009

Opposed to more road congestion, growth policy: November 4, 2009

‘Life Sciences' zone taking shape;  November 4, 2009

Growth commentary was on point:  November 4, 2009

Spread life sciences jobs to advance Smart Growth:  October 21, 2009

Money and power shouldn't rule Gaithersburg West: October 21, 2009

Gaithersburg West creates more problems than it's worth:  October 7, 2009

‘Science City' vision has some on council skeptical:  October 7, 2009

'Science City' will be scaled back, council president predicts:  October 6, 2009

Some Say Md. Research Center Will Be a Study in Sprawl: October 4, 2009
'Science City' Is Really Sprawlsville:  October 11, 2009

Site struggle over proposed MontCo biotech 'city':  October 4, 2009

Family Angered by Plan to Develop Property:  October 2, 2009

Lone Official Warns Against Blueprint for Gaithersburg 'Science City':  October 2, 2009

Montgomery councilman: Need to ‘connect dots':  October 2, 2009

Can Montgomery become Cambridge or San Diego?:  September 30, 2009

Belward deed could be a ‘Science City' roadblock: September 30, 2009

State: Without transportation fixes, ‘severe congestion' predicted:  September 23, 2009

Clouds gather over the 'Science City':  September 23, 2009

Boosters and opponents of ‘Science City' make their cases: September 23, 2009

Council approves Germantown Sector Plan:  September 23, 2009

Leggett calls for less-dense 'Science City':  September 16, 2009
Ike Leggett's memorandum regarding the 'Science City':  September 10, 2009

'Science City' road grid could isolate neighborhoods: September 9, 2009

The Science City: A Massive Growth Community: August 4, 2009

‘Less than perfect' blueprint approved for Science City; July 22, 2009

Council to hold hearing on moving police/fire academy: July 22, 2009

County planners choose rapid-bus line for CCT; July 1, 2009

Biotech Builders Fail To Sway Board; June, 7, 2009

Belward Farm: How much is too much?:  April 29, 2009

A Blueprint Out of Character; April 5, 2009

Hopkins/Leggett plan for Belward is ‘build it and they will come' Approach; March 4, 2009

Land Advocate Elizabeth Beall Banks Dies; January, 19, 2005

Obituary for Elizabeth Beall Banks;  January 19, 2005  

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