The County Council passed a compromise Gaithersburg West Master Plan, which they have renamed "the Great Seneca Science Corridor Plan," by an 8-1 vote today. The only dissenter was at-large Council Member Marc Elrich. Phil Andrews, who represents Rockville and Gaithersburg and fought the original version of the plan, voted for the compromise. We hear that the compromise allows a maximum commercial square footage of 17.5 million, up from the 13 million in the 1990 plan but less than the 20 million in the new plan's first draft and the 18 million recommended by County Executive Ike Leggett. We will have more details tomorrow.