Historic downtown Gaithersburg has long been a transit-oriented district within the City, with rail being an essential part of the Town’s history and culture. Now the City is focusing on how to accommodate Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lanes within its mature “main street” known as North Frederick Avenue (Maryland Route 355). On May 2, Jody Kline joined Coalition for Smarter Growth as one of the leaders of a tour exploring the potential for Gaithersburg’s transit oriented future. Mr. Kline led a discussion regarding the development potential of key sites along North Frederick Avenue within the New Town Center district and the effect that BRT would have on that development. With Corridor District zoning in place and parcels in that zone controlled predominantly by a few larger and more experienced developers, there is a likelihood of large scale redevelopment if and when those owners choose to move forward.
Jody Kline joined Miller, Miller & Canby in 1974, has been a principal of the firm since 1981 and has served as head of the Land Development practice area since that time. Mr. Kline’s practice concentrates on land use, zoning and subdivision law in Montgomery County and he has represented clients in many of the County’s planning and economic development initiatives. His areas of focus include zoning, special exception, subdivision, master planning, building permit issuance, and administrative and real estate matters related to land development. He represents private clients, non-profit entities and municipal corporations and agencies. He has qualified and testified in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County as an expert in land use and zoning law, and he has been a guest speaker at numerous professional seminars and conferences.
Miller, Miller & Canby has represented business and property owners for over 65 years. Please feel free to contact Jody Kline or any of the land use attorneys with Miller, Miller & Canby for land planning and zoning guidance. For more information, click here.