Tuesday, March 26, 2013
These maps show the proposed area where tax breaks could spur development and attract investment.
Montgomery County is proposing the creation of an Enterprise Zone in Glenmont, a move that would bring tax breaks and promote economic development, county officials say. Maps included in the proposal show the area's geographical boundaries, nearby community resources, property ownership, zoning and income distribution. (See maps attached to this article as PDFs.) The county will hold a public hearing for the Glenmont Enterprise Zone on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenmont Local Park Activity Building, 3201 Randolph Rd., Wheaton. Comments will be used to develop a recommendation to County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Montgomery County Council prior to submitting an application to the state government to create the enterprise…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The legislation goes next to the Maryland State Senate.
The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation Thursday afternoon that would designate Glenmont as an enterprise zone and make certain tax credits available for area businesses. The next step is for the Maryland Senate to consider the bill, with only a little more than two weeks left in the session. "It needs to move through the Senate a lot faster than traffic currently moves through Glenmont," said Del. Sam Arora (D-Dist. 19) in an email after the Thursday vote. If approved, Glenmont would become the fourth enterprise zone in Montgomery County, joining Wheaton, Takoma Park and Olde Towne in Gaithersburg. "This would be a shot in the arm for the Glenmont area and for all of Mid-County," said Arora. The Montgomery County Department of …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
See our wintry photos of the 'snowquester' from around Wheaton, Glenmont, and Kemp Mill—and add your own!
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Designating Glenmont as an enterprise zone could make businesses eligible for certain tax credits.
The public will have an opportunity later this month to comment on a proposal to designate Glenmont as an enterprise zone. Businesses in an enterprise zone may be eligible for certain tax credits based on job creation and property investment, and Montgomery County officials say that this could spur revitalization in Glenmont. The county will hold a public hearing on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenmont Local Park Activity Building, 3201 Randolph Rd., Wheaton. Comments will be used to develop a recommendation to County Executive Ike Leggett and the Montgomery County Council prior to submitting an application to the state government to create the enterprise zone. Montgomery County already has three enterprise zones: Wheaton, Long Branch/…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Community applies to become enterprise zone as delegates propose additional tax breaks.
Local economic officials are working on an application to classify Glenmont as an enterprise zone, while delegates to the Maryland General Assembly have proposed legislation enabling Montgomery County to grant additional tax credits, in an effort to revitalize the Glenmont community. “I grew up in the Wheaton-Glenmont communities, and it pains me to see the eyesore that the shopping center has become,” said Del. Ben Kramer, who proposed the bill at the suggestion of Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro. “This would bring life and vitality back to Glenmont," he said. The application to make Glenmont an enterprise zone was submitted through the existing state measures, said Kramer. If approved, Glenmont would become the fourth …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Montgomery County police have released the latest crime report for the Fourth District, from Feb. 4-12. The list published here is not comprehensive, but rather selects incidents that occurred in or near Wheaton and Glenmont. In addition to the reports listed below, police arrested an 18-year-old from Laurel and charged him in the Feb. 8 armed robbery of the Wheaton Deli on Georgia Avenue. - An armed robbery occurred at the bus stop at Layhill Road and Greenery Lane, Glenmont, on Friday, Feb. 8, at 9 p.m. The suspects threatened the victim with a weapon and obtained property. Suspects: Two black males, both 20-22, 6 feet to 6-foot-2, 170-180 pounds, one wearing a long camouflage jacket, and the other wearing a long black coat. - A …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Find out when the public hearing will take place and how you can sign up to testify.
The Montgomery County Planning Board will hear community feedback about the Glenmont Sector Plan at a public hearing Feb. 14. The hearing will begin at 5 p.m. at the Planning Board headquarters at 8787 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. The Planning Department has posted a draft of the sector plan online for the public hearing, including relevant maps, figures and tables. This update to the Glenmont Sector Plan is designed to create a framework to guide development for the next 15-20 years. Individuals may sign up to testify at the public hearing for three minutes. Community groups and property owners who will be impacted by a recommendation in the sector plan may speak for five minutes, as may public agencies and other organizations. Those…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Police say an employee buzzed a man past security only to be robbed when the man pulled out a gun.
Montgomery County police are searching for a suspect in the Jan. 21 armed robbery of The Gold Spot, located at 11935 Georgia Avenue in Glenmont. At approximately 12:45 p.m., the suspect arrived at the business and pulled on the front door attempting to gain entry, police said in a statement. The business has controlled access, so when the suspect was seen at the door, the employee allowed him entry into the store. Once inside, the suspect pulled down a mask to cover his face, produced a handgun from his waistband and announced the robbery. The suspect demanded the employee move to the rear of the store and was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of cash and gold jewelry before fleeing the scene. The suspect is described as a black male…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Police said the arrests are part of an investigation involving a street gang known as "Little R" or "La Raza."
Montgomery County police arrested three men from Aspen Hill, Rockville and Glenmont earlier this month as part of an investigation into a series of assaults and robberies in the Wheaton and Good Hope areas. According to a statement from police, the investigation involves a street gang known as "Little R" or "La Raza." On Nov. 4, Montgomery County police responded to the 1400 block of Silo Way in the Good Hope area of Silver Spring, where the victim, a 22-year-old man from Rockville, was attending a party. What had started as a verbal dispute over beer escalated into an assault, and multiple people struck the victim's head repeatedly with broken glass bottles. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Brinne Evangeline Olson, 29, was missing for a week.
Update, Nov. 14 Brinne Evangeline Olson was located in North Carolina safe and unharmed on Wednesday, after having been reported missing a week earlier, according to Montgomery County police. Original story, Nov. 9 Montgomery County police are searching for Brinne Evangeline Olson, 29, of the 13100 block of Hutchinson Way in Silver Spring. She was reported missing on Nov. 7. According to police, Olson was last seen at her residence near John F. Kennedy High School on Nov. 3. However, detectives say they have determined that Olson was involved in a vehicle collision on Nov. 5 in New Burn, NC. Olson has recently moved to the Silver Spring area from North Carolina, according to a police department statement. Olson is described as a white …