Morning Notes

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Council To Take Up Zoning Rewrite This Week — A public hearing is set for Tuesday and the first Council Committee worksession is scheduled for Friday on the county’s zoning ordinance rewrite. The rewrite, as proposed by the Planning Board, would simplify and condense the zoning code. It would also continue the county’s push toward more urban development around transit centers. Critics say that development will come at the expense of established residential neighborhoods. [Washington Post]

Inside The ‘Superbug’ Outbreak At NIH — An antibiotic-resistant “superbug” that led to the death of six NIH patients in 2011 flummoxed doctors at one of the most advanced hospitals in the world. How they fought the outbreak and how overprescribing antibiotics could mean antibiotics that don’t work. [Washingtonian Magazine]

Residents, County Official Testify Against Proposed Shuttle Cuts — Residents and Montgomery County’s BRAC coordinator testified against the Maryland Transit Administration’s proposal to cut a number of ICC highway bus routes, including one that brings commuters from Howard County and Montgomery County to Bethesda’s Medical Center. County officials are wary of ongoing traffic problems on the notoriously clogged Rockville Pike. MTA says not enough people use the shuttle to warrant it. [The Gazette]

Tonight: County Presents Partial Designs For New White Flint Road Network — The Montgomery County Department of Transportation on Monday night will present its preliminary designs for the Western Workaround, a new street grid in the area vital to much of White Flint’s proposed development. The monthly meeting of the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee (7 p.m., Shriver Aquatic Center at 5900 Executive Blvd.) will also include a sketch plan presentation from developers of a property on Marinelli Road. [Friends of White Flint]

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