Week Ahead: Planning Board To Review Massive Bethesda Redevelopment Project; How To Have Your Christmas Tree Recycled

Plus: White Flint community meeting Thursday


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Planning Board to discuss Apex Building redevelopment plan

The Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to review and possibly approve developer Carr Properties’ proposal for a 937,184-square-foot mixed-use complex on Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda on Thursday afternoon. The proposed complex maxes out at 290 feet in height and calls for multiple towers with 480 residential units and 360,000 square feet of office space to replace the Apex Building above the Bethesda Metro station. The plan includes construction of a new Purple Line station, an underground movie theater and 7,500 square feet of open space. The project is also rumored to be among those being considered for Marriott International’s new downtown Bethesda headquarters.

Ongoing Christmas tree pickup

Montgomery County residents who receive regular curbside recycling and trash pickup can place their Christmas trees on the curbside by 7 a.m. on their recycling collection day and it will be picked up and recycled by the county. Apartment and condo residents should contact their property managers for specific recycling recommendations, according to the county.

County to host ribbon-cutting for Taft Court women’s shelter

State and county officials including Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett are expected to be on hand Thursday for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the new shelter and health services center at 2 Taft Court in Rockville. The estimated $6.8 million facility will offer a combination of services provided  by Interfaith Works, Cornerstone Montgomery and CC Health & Wellness Services, including a women’s shelter that can house up to 70 women, a primary care medical service center and vocational services such as job training.

White Flint community meeting Thursday

Friends of White Flint, an advocacy group that promotes the implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan, will host its first community meeting of 2017 at the Shriver Aquatic Center in Rockville from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The group is scheduled to discuss the proposed White Flint 2 Sector Plan as well as other community issues.

Seasonable weather expected this week

Rain is expected to continue throughout Monday until about 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a high near 46 degrees today and a low dropping to 42. Wednesday should be nice with a partly sunny high expected near 51 degrees and a low around 26 at night. Thursday and Friday are predicted to be colder with temperatures rising to around 34 degrees both days and lows dropping into the 20s at night. There’s a chance of afternoon snow Thursday.

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