Showing posts with label King Farm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label King Farm. Show all posts

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Car stolen in King Farm neighborhood of Rockville


Rockville City police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the King Farm community yesterday afternoon, January 25, 2023. The vehicle was parked outside of an apartment building in the 500 block of King Farm Boulevard. It is believed the car was stolen sometime between 6:00 PM Tuesday night and 3:53 PM Wednesday. If you have any information about this incident, please call the RCPD at 240-314-8900.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Car stolen in King Farm area of Rockville


Rockville City police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the King Farm community Wednesday morning, November 30, 2022. The vehicle was reported stolen from a residential parking lot in the 600 block of Elmcroft Boulevard at 4:20 AM. Items were reported stolen from a vehicle in the same parking lot, as well.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Rockville office building owner seeks height exemption for rooftop biotech equipment


Here is some good news from the King Farm area of Rockville. Instead of yet another request to convert office zoning to residential use, an office building landlord is seeking a waiver from the City of Rockville that could instead increase the number of high-wage jobs in King Farm. Banyan Street Capital has requested a height waiver for its existing office building at 805 King Farm Boulevard. It is seeking the waiver to allow additional rooftop equipment for a biotech tenant's needs, and a higher rooftop screen wall to block that equipment from view for aesthetic reasons.

In a letter to the Rockville Planning Commission, Banyan Street's attorney, Pat Harris, says that the waiver and new rooftop equipment are "vital to the Applicant’s intended research and development (“R&D”) uses within the building, and the expansion of life science uses in the greater King Farm community." She adds that the new 12' Envel-paneled rooftop screen wall will be designed to closely match the exterior skin of the office building.

Banyan Street Capital completed its acquisition of four office properties in the King Farm employment zone earlier this year. It is making upgrades and amenity enhancements at all of those properties, in what it has branded as The District at King Farm. In addition to the rooftop equipment, Banyan Street says it will be opening a new cafe in the 805 King Farm Boulevard building.

The Planning Commission will consider the waiver request at its October 26, 2022 meeting. It is likely to approve the request, as it voted to allow a similar exemption for sister building 800 King Farm Boulevard in November 2021. A potentially great opportunity for more King Farm residents to be able to walk to high-paying jobs, which was one of the original visions for the community.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Car stolen from Rockville home


Rockville City police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the King Farm area of Rockville yesterday morning. The vehicle was taken from the rear driveway of a townhome in the 100 block of Elmcroft Square. It is believed that the vehicle was stolen between 8:30 PM Tuesday night, and 7:15 AM Wednesday morning.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Aggravated assault with gun in King Farm area of Rockville


Rockville City police responded to a report of an aggravated assault involving a firearm in the King Farm neighborhood yesterday afternoon, September 2, 2022. The assault was reported in the 1600 block of Piccard Drive at 2:00 PM Friday. That is a residential street with townhomes on one side, and the Ingleside at King Farm retirement community on the other.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Car stolen from Rockville townhome


Montgomery County police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the King Farm neighborhood of Rockville yesterday morning. The vehicle was parked on the street outside a townhome in the 500 block of Shorthorn Way, the newest section of King Farm recently constructed off of Piccard Drive. It is believed that the vehicle was stolen sometime between 8:30 PM Wednesday night and 9:00 AM Thursday morning.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Rockville office burglarized


Rockville City police responded to a report of a burglary at an office in the King Farm community yesterday morning, July 30, 2022. The burglary was reported in the 800 block of Pleasant Drive at the King Farm Village Center. Officers found no evidence of forced entry at the scene. It is believed the office was broken into between 2:00 PM on Friday and 10:00 AM on Saturday.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Indecent exposure in King Farm area of Rockville


An indecent exposure incident was reported to Rockville City police Saturday morning, July 23, 2022, in the King Farm community. The incident was reported on an unspecified block of Watkins Overlook at 6:30 AM. That street runs alongside King Farm Stream Valley Park.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Report of shots fired in Rockville


Rockville City police were called after a resident reported hearing gunfire in the King Farm community tonight. Officers arrived at the intersection of Bellspring Place and Trotter Farm Drive at 11:30 PM, and are currently investigating. No injuries have been reported, police say.

Photo courtesy Rockville City police

Friday, July 1, 2022

Rockville police investigate report of shots fired in parking garage


Rockville City police responded to a 911 caller who reported hearing shots fired in a parking garage in the King Farm area early yesterday afternoon. The incident was reported at a parking garage in the 800 block of King Farm Boulevard at 12:23 PM Thursday. 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Armed carjacking in King Farm area of Rockville


Just days after the suspect in an armed carjacking in broad daylight in Rockville was captured, another armed carjacking has been reported in the King Farm neigbhorhood of the city. This one took place in a residential parking lot in the 700 block of Elmcroft Boulevard at 10:47 PM Saturday night, according to crime data. Montgomery County police responded to this incident.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Apartment burglarized in King Farm area of Rockville


An apartment in the King Farm community of Rockville was burglarized early yesterday morning. Rockville City police found no forced entry, and a suspect was also accused of disorderly conduct. The burglary was reported at an apartment building in the 200 block of King Farm Boulevard at 4:18 AM, according to crime data.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Indecent exposure in Rockville


City of Rockville police responded to a report of indecent exposure in the King Farm community of Rockville on Tuesday afternoon. The incident was reported in the 900 block of King Farm Boulevard at 2:18 PM, according to crime data. That is a residential block in King Farm near the Sheraton hotel.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Two cars stolen from homes in Rockville


Two cars were reported stolen outside of homes in Rockville yesterday. One was parked in the 800 block of 1st Street, and the second in the 300 block of Thompson Dairy Way in King Farm, according to crime data. Remember to lock car doors, remove all visible objects from the vehicle interior, and never leave your keys in the ignition or glove compartment.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Strong-arm robbery in Rockville


Rockville police responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery in the King Farm area of Rockville this past Saturday evening, February 26, 2022. The robbery was reported in a commercial parking lot in the 300 block of King Farm Boulevard at 6:39 PM, according to crime data. That is at the King Farm Village Center.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Beer and wine store to open in Derwood


A new tenant has signed on at the small strip mall just south of the 7-Eleven at MD 355 and Redland Road in Derwood. The store will sell beer and wine, as well as Maryland Lottery tickets. It fills the end space at 15809 Frederick Road, across from the Rockville neighborhood of King Farm.



Tuesday, August 3, 2021

News Corp acquiring Rockville-based OPIS


News Corp is acquiring the Rockville-based Oil Price Information Service, the company announced yesterday. OPIS, a subscription-based energy pricing and analytics service, was founded in 1977. News Corp, which is paying $1.150 billion for the service, plans to fold it into its Dow Jones Professional Information Business unit.

“OPIS will be the cornerstone for a rising commodities, energy and renewables digital business that we are convinced will have a positive impact on Dow Jones and News Corp,” News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson said in a statement Monday. “We certainly believe OPIS and Dow Jones will be more than the sum of their valuable parts." OPIS is located at 2099 Gaither Road, in the King Farm area of Rockville.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Nick's Chophouse permanently closing in Rockville


Nick's Chophouse
has been temporarily closed at 700 King Farm Boulevard in Rockville. Now the entire contents of the restaurant will be auctioned off at the end of the month. Refrigerators, ovens, fryers, bar equipment, office equipment, TVs, booth and table seating, light fixtures and even the restaurant's security system are all up for grabs.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Pickpocket strikes at Rockville grocery store


City of Rockville police responded to a pickpocket incident at a grocery store in King Farm Wednesday evening. The pickpocket struck at a store in the 400 block of Redland Boulevard around 5:30 PM. There is a Safeway store on that block.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Atlantic Guns opens new Rockville store


After 70 years in business, family-owned Atlantic Guns has consolidated its Rockville and Silver Spring gun shops into a brand-new Rockville location. The new Atlantic Guns is now open at 15813 Hungerford Drive (MD 355) in the King Farm/Derwood area of Rockville. It's right up the street from Wendy's and McDonald's.


Atlantic Guns carries long guns, handguns, ammo, and firearm accessories. They also sell non-lethal defense products like Tasers, camping and survival gear, archery equipment, knives and fishing supplies.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, only ten customers may enter the store at a time. The first customer at the new store received a free Benchmade knife.