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Montgomery Council Approves Revised White Oak Science Center Plan

The Montgomery County Council signed off Tuesday on the final pieces of a long-debated project that is supposed to bring jobs, housing and economic vitality to the county’s economically struggling eastern sector.

The council voted 8 to 1 to sell 110 acres where a sludge-processing facility once stood to the developer Percontee, which owns adjoining property near Route 29 and New Hampshire Avenue, next to the Food and Drug Administration campus.

The developer will build a “life sciences” town center — called Viva White Oak — that would feature a hub of medical and science companies and attract FDA workers as well as employees and visitors to the Washington Adventist Hospital facility being built nearby.

Read the full article from The Washington Post.

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