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Developers for Gaithersburg’s Crown neighborhood have presented sketches of a new facility that would house a swimming pool and community programming.

Robert Zeiller, vice president of Sunbrook Partners, said the new building is an “iconic feature for Crown.” Sunbrook Partners created the master plan for the 182-acre tract on the southeast quadrant at the intersection of Sam Eig Highway and Fields Road in Gaithersburg.

“This is an exciting project for us,” he told the mayor and city council at a regular meeting Monday evening.

The tentative plan for the structure states that it will be at least two stories, occupying between 4,800 and 7,500 square feet. The plan includes a tot lot, on-site parking and a multi-purpose court. The building, intended as a meeting place for the community’s homeowners association, will be between two neighborhoods on Crown Park Avenue. The structure will anchor the homes in central Crown and provide a landmark at the development’s entry point on Crown Park Avenue.

Construction has already begun on Crown’s commercial district as developers submit building permits to the city.

The city is accepting comments from the public about the community facility. The planning commission will hold the record open until 5 p.m. March 14. The commission anticipates recommending the proposal to the council for approval on March 20.

The mayor and city council will hold the record open until 5 p.m. March 21. They plan to discuss the facility on April 8.

Congressman Delaney opens Gaithersburg office

The first congressional office within city limits is now open, according to Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz. Rep. John Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac opened a new office on Washingtonian Boulevard and one in Hagerstown.

“In choosing office locations we looked long and hard at which sites would be most convenient to the largest number of constituents,” Delaney said in a statement. “Gaithersburg and Hagerstown emerged as good choices given their proximity to the population centers in the district and their locations near I-270 and I-70.”

Katz said the Washingtonian Boulevard location is the first congressional office to open in Gaithersburg in recent memory.

Gaithersburg seeks assistant city manager

The city is accepting applications for the next assistant city manager. Submissions or questions should be sent to Cindy Hines, assistant to the city manager, at chines@gaithersburgmd.gov or 301-258-6310. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and responses to the supplemental questions provided on the city’s website at gaithersburgmd.gov.

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