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Johns Hopkins Plans In Gaithersburg

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In Maryland, the Montgomery County council continues to delve into zoning changes that would allow Johns Hopkins University to build a so-called Science City on a farm it owns in Gaithersburg. If approved, the complex would be the size of NIH or the Pentagon.

But while the council would like the school to provide a clearer picture of what that development will look like, Johns Hopkins doesn't want to commit to one vision. In a continuing series of reports, Matt Bush looks into whether the school can back up its grand plans...

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