Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Schultz was president of Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, which describes itself as "a student organization for LGBTQIA students and their allies." The organization's board released a statement crediting Schultz with the group's advancement and success over the last two years.
Violent protests spurred by the fatal encounter led to Georgia Tech urging students to remain indoors last night. At least two police officers were injured, and Schultz's parents urged demonstrators to remain peaceful in their protests. Classes at Georgia Tech are resuming this morning as scheduled, the university said in a statement.
Monday, September 18, 2017
|"Triplex" homes proposed for|
King Farm Boulevard
120 of the housing units would be in a condo building at Piccard Drive and Choke Cherry Road, and 42 more would be in triplex homes on King Farm Boulevard. The units would be within the total number allowed by the King Farm master plan; 3,329 housing units have been constructed in King Farm so far, and 3600 units is the total permitted.
|5-story condo building proposed|
for Piccard Drive
While claiming that the revenue will help the City or County is perhaps the oldest canard in the developer PR handbook, the reality is that office developments create more net revenue for governments than residential. Not only does residential generate students for already-overcrowded public schools, but also requires the delivery of government services. In contrast, people working in the kind of offices you find in a place like King Farm are less likely to require government services. They not only may live outside of the jurisdiction, but also are probably making a decent white-collar wage and can support themselves.
The proposed change has been endorsed by the King Farm Citizens Assembly, and by a number of nearby landowners and developers.
Friday, September 15, 2017
|Todd Pearson, Senior VP at|
B.F. Saul, welcomes attendees
|Slide showing a previous owner's|
approved site plan, while Saul Centers
was acquiring the properties outlined
in red to the north
|2016 concept; note bottom right|
corner was not yet owned by B.F. Saul
|Snapshot of development in|
the Twinbrook area: Red is the
Saul Centers project, Orange is future
development, and Purple is completed
development; the thick white lines at the
lower left represent future road connections
A dedicated bike lane is expected to run alongside the Pike in front of the development. One attendee stressed that he would like to see that bike path added "sooner, rather than later," in the staging process. He said such an example would put pressure on future developers along the Pike to add such bicycle infrastructure.
|Pink represents residential and|
retail buildings; orange is an office building
|Open space concepts|
|View of Central Park from|
|How office building at|
Halpine and 355 will look
driving north on the Pike
|View of Central Park from|
Chapman Avenue Extended
|Each star represents a parking|
garage entrance in the
|How bikes and pedestrians will|
circulate through the development
Smoothie King is coming soon to Congressional Plaza in Rockville. The health-oriented beverage cafe has an existing Rockville location on Shady Grove Road. Next door neighbor Lucy Activewear will close by the end of the year, according to a corporate spokesperson.