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Suburban Hospital urged in Montgomery County, MD, official's report to alter expansion

Washington Post, June 21, 2010

Suburban Hospital should revamp its $200 million planned expansion in Bethesda, MD, that neighbors have complained could disrupt the nearby community, a Montgomery County hearing examiner said. The 162-page report from chief hearing examiner Francoise M. Carrier said the hospital proposal does not mesh with long-standing county plans to maintain a residential feel along Old Georgetown Road, where the hospital has delivered healthcare since 1943. The report, a recommendation to the county's appeals board, can carry substantial weight when that part-time zoning panel considers the case later this year, the Washington Post reports.