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Great Seneca Science Corridor

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The Great Seneca Science Corridor area covers 4,360 acres in the heart of the I-270 Corridor. It includes the Life Sciences Center, the western Quince Orchard neighborhoods and enclave areas such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Rosemont. The City of Gaithersburg occupies 10 square miles in the center of the Plan area. The City of Rockville borders the Plan area on the east and the Town of Washington Grove is located to the northeast.

Montgomery County has diligently worked over decades to cultivate life sciences industry in the area. The Life Sciences Center has played a significant role in establishing the Corridor as a globally known center for science and technology-driven industry, home to biotechnology companies, higher education facilities, and a quality medical center.

Interim Stage Development Allocations

he Great Seneca Science Corridor Minor Master Plan Phase 1 added available non-residential capacity through the addition of an interim stage to the 2010 Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan staging plan.  The interim stage allows 400,000 square feet of non-residential capacity available immediate which will be allocated through approved preliminary plans. Track the submittal of applications and their status: Submitted Projects (as of 8/23/2022)
Project Name Accepted Date Application Number Square Feet Requested Approval Date Square Feet Approved Remaining Capacity
400,000 Square Feet

Development in Great Seneca Science Corridor

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