Thursday, April 08, 2010

Minority Business Organizations Support Gaithersburg West Plan

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Asian-American Advisory Group have written a joint letter to the County Council expressing support for the Gaithersburg West Master Plan.

They write, "We believe that the plan, as it stands, will result in significant benefits in terms of federal and state investments in public transit infrastructure, parks, and the engagement of key players in the development of the Science Center. We believe that scaling back or further delaying this plan would reduce the expected benefits of the plan, and therefore we oppose such reductions and delays. Furthermore, the plan as it exists already reflects extensive community input and now includes adequate staging requirements, new transportation facilities, more parks and other benefits to the surrounding community."

We reprint the letter below.