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Town Hall Meeting On Johns Hopkins Expansion In Montgomery County

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The proposed expansion of Johns Hopkins University's campus west of Gaithersburg dominated a town hall meeting with Montgomery County council members. The meeting was full of supporters and opponents, both among residents and the council. Johns Hopkins plan to develop the Belward Farm site, which it owns, raised the ire of opponents.

Councilman Marc Elrich believes there is plenty of land in the county's nearby Life Sciences Center the school can use, rather than just focusing its expansion on the farm.

Councilwoman Nancy Floreen says it's mostly out of their control where the development gets built, since the county doesn't own the land.

Matt Bush reports....

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