According to Gaithersburg Economic Development Director Tom Lonergan, the city received 661 responses to the Kentlands Main Street survey, a return rate of approximately 15 percent.
“I’m gratified that residents took such a great interest in the survey. The city now has a greater responsibility and will be held more accountable for improving the success of businesses in the Kentlands downtown area,” said Lonergan.
An analysis of the survey results will be completed within the next several weeks, he said.
An electric vehicle company in Baltimore is offering level two battery stations to Gaithersburg businesses at no charge. The units must be installed in the state of Maryland, and installation charges will be the responsibility of the recipient businesses. The average installation charge for a battery station is $2,000 – $3,000. Interested businesses may contact Lonergan at Gaithersburg City Hall to receive more information.
On June 11, Lonergan will present the route 355 corridor study to the City Council and Planning Commission at 7:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg City Hall. “The new report will be more economic development and less design guideline driven,” he said.