New Year means new beginnings for many people. And with new beginnings, new things are associated. It correctly applies to what Rockville faces this 2013 with projects that are either nearing completion or have just been completed. These projects are expected to bring new flavors to the city life that Rockville offers to its residents, guests, and even to those who are thinking of moving in!
Students of Montgomery College will benefit from the renovations done at its Science Center. The center itself is evidence that technology is one of the thrusts of the academe. Today, the center occupies 140000 square foot of instructional building. It boasts of 29 state-of-the-art laboratories for biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. It has engineering shops, research spaces, rooftop observatory, classroom spaces, study rooms, lounges, and department offices. To sport science and technology itself, the building was constructed to have enhanced ponds, rain gardens, green roofs, solar panels, and chillers. Eco-resin panels and other recycled materials are used.
On 1150 Carnation Drive, the Rockville Senior Center gets a facelift with the addition of on-site parking spaces. The said development was done to accommodate more Rockville senior residents who usually go to the facility along with friends or with their respective families. The project was done without altering the much needed park-life environment well-loved by the senior citizens. The new fitness room shouts of high tech fitness facilities that the senior residents can use to keep them physically active and healthy.
On Rockville Pike, there were minor improvements done to the already-modern Rockville Metro Plaza. The lifestyle center which boasts of a towering building is composed of many retail outlets, shops, boutiques, and gastronomic hubs that are sure to feed the fancy and frenzy of shop-a-holics and food lovers alike. With the ongoing construction of the Rockville Metro Plaza II, residents can expect an intensified comfort and convenience as afforded by the mixture of residential, office, and business spaces that will soon open their doors by the second quarter of 2013. According to sources, the project will stand on a 198000 square-foot area. This early, 70% of the area is already preleased to Choice Hotels.
Twinbrook Metroplace is set to become part of dynamic 24-hour community that is a mixture of office, business, residential, and private living spaces. The project is set to have its groundbreaking for the first phase this year. The project is set to include 792 apartments, 39000 square feet of retail spaces, 14000 square feet of restaurant spaces, 36000 square feet for fitness center, 190 hotel rooms, 140000 square feet of office spaces, and 1278 parking spaces. What more can an individual look for when all the elements of a modern community are all here?
Rockville is set to face a great change in its landscape this year and over the years to come. Real estate developers as well as business entities are finding their ways to enter the city to grab advantage of the large blocks of spaces that are still available for use for residential and business purposes.