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Plans for White Oak life-science development on verge of collapse

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Montgomery County’s joint venture with a private developer to create a life sciences town center in its economically stagnant eastern sector may be close to collapse because of clashes over environmental cleanup and legal questions surrounding the developer-owned land.

County officials and developer Percontee have spent more than a year attempting to negotiate an agreement to build Viva White Oak, a 300-acre hub for medical and life-science companies adjacent to the Food and Drug Administration campus near Route 29 and New Hampshire Avenue. A top Percontee executive said this week that the company has set a deadline of April 28 to resolve all outstanding issues.

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