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MoCo Planners Reject High-Rise

The Montgomery County Planning Board late tonight unanimously rejected a developer's proposal to add a 16-story office tower to the Bethesda Metro center, saying that it didn't fit in with longstanding county plans for the area and would crowd its neighbors.

But the panel agreed that the proposal by Meridian Group had sparked a long overdue conversation about the plaza and the subway station, saying both are sorely in need of an upgrade. And the board left the door open for Meridian to come back with a different proposal.

Here is full coverage.

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 12, 2008; 10:24 PM ET
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