CLARKSBURG, Md. (CBSDC) — The Clarksburg community weighed in on a proposed 100-acre development on the northeast border of Montgomery County during a public comment meeting Thursday.
Both proponents and opponents of the Streamside at Clarksburg project, a planned mix-used lot with residences, businesses and a Tanger fashion outlet along Interstate 270 and Route 121, gathered at the Clarksburg Village Clubhouse to make their opinions heard.
Opponents of the plan, which is being spear-headed by Fairfax-based The Peterson Companies, have expressed concerns over traffic congestion and possible environmental damage to Ten Mile Creek near the site.
But Darrell Shuttelwood, who runs the Clarksburg Grocery, sees it as a good idea from the business perspective.
“Short term — five years — all the building would help us,” Shuttelwood said. “After that, who knows because then you have your clientele shift and you don’t know what happens. The contractors go but then more residents show up.”