By Alex Philippidis

At public hearings this week, officials in Maryland's Montgomery County got an earful from the civic groups and individual residents opposed to the Gaithersburg West Master Plan, which seeks to more than double the county's current inventory of life-sci R&D space over the next 30 to 40 years.

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