The Montgomery County Planning Department has received an award for best neighborhood/small area plan from the National Capital Area chapter of the American Planning Association for its community plan for White Flint. The plan would transform large parking lots and suburban shopping centers into a mixed-use, compact urban center with 9,800 new homes, including affordable and workforce units, and 5.69 million square feet of commercial and office development. The plan call for a redesign of Rockville Pike, with an expanded local network of streets, to create a safer, more walkable place; the 150-foot right of way would be rebuilt into an urban boulevard with trees in the median and along the streets, on-street parking, bikeways and space for future bus rapid transit.
Joe Young has been hired by Payroll Network as vice president of alliance marketing. Young previously was co-owner and director of Veris Settlement Partners. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University and is a licensed insurance agent. Also, four associates of the Kensington-based company have received new professional accreditations: Sharon Peterson earned Certified Payroll Professional credential, and Braden French, Ted Johnson and Melissa Katski earned Fundamental Payroll Certification.
Beverly Gaunt has been hired as program manager for Carroll Lutheran Village’s Diven House, in Westminster, where she will oversee daily assisted-living operations. Gaunt, who has a registered nursing degree from Anne Arundel Community College, began her career as an oncology nurse and later practiced home care in Baltimore and Baltimore County. She has worked in insurance case management and in KLF assisted living facilities as well as Sunrise assisted living in Pikesville. Gaunt most recently worked for Carroll Home Care & Hospice.