Montgomery County General Plan Update

In July the Montgomery County Planning Department announced it would begin the process to update the General Plan, the forward thinking, founding document that guides the county’s future. To provide support to staff in this monumental undertaking, Rodgers Consulting has crafted a white paper on how and where some changes might occur within the Wedges and Corridors framework. View the online... Read More

Capital Court Groundbreaking

With praise given to the developer by the County Executive and other County leaders, remarks from citizen activists welcoming new neighbors and for the quality of design, ground was broken for the demolition of the partially-completed mega-church at Central Avenue and the beltway, to be replaced with a new community of townhomes, apartments and civic... Read More

Matt Wessel Helps Industry Achieve Important Victory in Annapolis

Environmental Team Leader Matt Wessel helped the industry, State Senators and Delegates and other stakeholders understand the practical problems, unintended consequences and substantial cost of a Forest Conservation Bill. In doing so, he offered thoughtful alternatives and solutions that ultimately were rejected and the Bill, including a compromised taskforce, was defeated.   Read More

Seasoned Dry Utility Specialist, Dane Durinzi, Joins Rodgers

With over 15 years of focused experience with dry utilities, including 10 years with a local power utility, Dane Durinzi has joined Rodgers. Dane brings a high-level of client-service orientation. We are excited to apply his knowledge and experience in collaboration with other design professionals to bring additional value to projects at all stages. From... Read More

Rodgers Consulting Celebrates 2016 Accomplishments

At the annual company meeting and holiday celebration, the staff of Rodgers celebrated an amazing year of accomplishments. The Joseph Rodgers Award for Industry Leadership was presented to Yuen Lee for his many years of volunteer service to the Black Rock Center for Performing Arts. The John Carman Industry Leadership Award was presented to Matt... Read More

Matt Wessel Receives the John Carman Award for Industry Leadership

At Rodgers Consulting’s annual meeting and holiday celebration at the Black Rock Center for the Arts, Matt Wessel was presented the John Carman Industry Leadership Award. This award was established to recognize a Rodgers employee who, through their selfless actions, advances important initiatives that promote the success of the industry. Matt has taken a leadership... Read More

Dusty Rood Appointed to County Executive Ike Leggett’s Economic Advisory Group

Dusty Rood has been appointed to Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett’s Economic Advisory Group. Comprised of business leaders in Montgomery County and the region, this Advisory Group regularly meets with the County Executive and his Directors to elevate and discuss economic development issues and opportunities. To learn more about the Economic Advisory Group, regional economic... Read More

Alex Villegas to Chair the Maryland Building Industry Association’s Future Industry Leaders Council

Alex Villegas has been tapped to lead the Maryland Building Industry Association’s Future Industry Leaders Council where he will be responsible for setting an agenda and course to develop the talent and opportunities for the next generation of industry leaders. Villegas, a Principal and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, leads the Firm’s practice in... Read More

Phil Hughes joins Board of Directors of the Maryland Building Industry Association

Congratulations to Phil Hughes for the appointment as an at-large member of the Maryland Building Industry Association’s Board of Directors. Phil Hughes, a licensed professional engineer, Senior Associate and Team Leader, is primarily focused on leading and executing land development projects in Prince Georges County for Rodgers. He is a recognized industry leader on stormwater... Read More

Eric Soter Invited to Participate in a Panel Discussion on the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on the Future of Land Use and Development

     Eric has been invited to join a panel discussion on the impact of autonomous vehicles (ie, self-driving cars) through the Frederick County Building Industry Association. Across the country, real estate professionals are already planning for a time when self-driving vehicles dominate the transportation sector. What does this mean for parking garages and lots? Roadway... Read More

Rodgers Consulting Opens Office in Prince Georges County

To facilitate the execution of projects in Prince Georges County, Rodgers has opened an office in Largo at 1101 Mercantile Lane. Located a block from the Largo Metro, around the corner from the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement and with the future relocation of other government offices and MNCPPC, the location is highly convenient... Read More

Alex Villegas Selected to Leadership Prince George’s County

Alex Villegas, a principal and team leader focusing on Prince George’s County and executive management of the firm, has been selected to participate in the Leadership Prince George’s Leadership Development Program.                 The program provides ‘extensive leadership training, professional development and access to valuable networking opportunities with public and private stakeholders. In addition, class members... Read More

Daniel Park Accepted into ULI’s Regional Land Use Leadership Institute

Daniel Park, an associate and landscape architect focusing on urban redevelopment and transit-oriented development projects has been selected to participate in the Urban Land Institute’s Regional Leadership Institute. This program ‘provides a powerful local resource to raise awareness and strengthen collaboration among real estate industry and business leaders from all sectors to tackle the region’s... Read More

Gary Unterberg to Represent the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce on Montgomery County’s Rte. 355 North Corridor Advisory Committee for Rapid Transit Service

As a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Gary Unterberg, a senior principal and team leader focused executing high profile development projects, has been appointed to represent the Chamber on Bus Rapid Transit MD355 North Advisory Committee. This advisory group will be evaluating the proposed BRT facility for MD 355, which includes the proposed... Read More

Doug Wrenn Reappointed Chairman of the PIC-MC Foundation Board of Directors

Doug Wrenn was reappointed to Chair the Pinkney Innovation Complex at Montgomery College Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is responsible for creating an integrated academic, business, and research campus in Germantown. Anchored by Montgomery College and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, the campus will be developed to accommodate life sciences, cybersecurity, and other technology companies. Read More

Rodgers Consulting Analyzes Pending Subdivision Regulation Amendment (SRA 16-01) in Montgomery County

SRA 16-01 proposes to amend Montgomery County’s Subdivision Regulations and, among other things, restricts the use of private roads. Private roads, when properly and appropriately designed, are a useful tool to create unique, safe and efficient communities. This amendment would require that private streets meet the design criteria of public streets, effectively eliminating that which... Read More

Alex Villegas joins Rodgers Consulting, Inc.

Rodgers Consulting Inc. has announced the hiring and appointment of Alejandro (Alex) Villegas to Principal. Previously, Mr. Villegas was a vice president and branch manager for a respected regional engineering consulting firm. In the last four years, he led the firm’s Prince Georges County office through planning, design approval and permitting of more than 27,000... Read More

Eric Soter Appointed to State of Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission

Eric Soter has been appointed to serve on the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission. The Sustainable Growth Commission makes recommendations on growth and development issues in the State of Maryland. Commission members represent numerous sectors and organizations and consists of the Secretaries of several State Agencies, local political and planning officials and several private sector representatives. Read More

Tim Crawford Receives the President’s Award for Client Service

At Rodgers Consulting’s annual meeting and holiday celebration at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Tim Crawford was presented with the President’s Award for Client Service. This award was established to recognize a Rodgers employee who exemplifies the Firm’s emphasis on client service. A talented engineer with a strong ability to effectively communicate and forecast... Read More

Eric Soter Receives the John H. Carman Industry Leadership Award

At Rodgers Consulting’s annual meeting and holiday celebration at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Eric Soter was presented with the John H. Carman Industry Leadership Award. This award was established to recognize a Rodgers employee who, through their selfless actions, advances important initiatives that promote the success of the industry. Over the past year,... Read More

Rodgers Consulting Launches Video on the Passion Pursuits Program

In December of 2014, Rodgers announced an innovative program called Passion Pursuits. The program has been very successful, enabling staff to pursue their professional or philanthropic passions through mini-sabbaticals while gaining insights and knowledge of how other communities overcome many of the same challenges we experience here related to transportation, stormwater management, and redevelopment –... Read More

Rodgers Consulting Invests in Increasing Opportunities for Women in Engineering

Years ago, Rodgers set up endowed scholarships at Montgomery College and Frederick Community College, aimed at helping local students obtain education and careers in engineering. Consistent with the Firm’s goal to help increase the number of qualified female engineering professionals and inspired by Erin Burrows’ passion pursuit, Rodgers has modified the scholarship criteria to encourage... Read More

Jennifer Russel joins Executive Committee of the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Jennifer Russel has joined the Executive Committee of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Board of Directors, as Vice President of Economic Development and Government Affairs after serving  as co-chair of the Real Estate Committee from July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015.  In this capacity she serves as chair of the Economic Development Committee and oversees the Real Estate... Read More

Gary Unterberg joins the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Gary Unterberg has joined the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and brings a wealth of knowledge about the region, particularly Gaithersburg. Gary has led the entitlement, design and/or implementation of numerous communities in Gaithersburg including Lakelands, Kentlands, Watkins Mill Town Center and Crown and will be an important asset to the organization. Read More

Rodgers Consulting, Inc. Announces the Passion Pursuit Program

At Rodgers Consulting’s annual meeting and holiday celebration at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, President Dusty Rood announced an innovative new program for Rodgers’ employees. All employees have the opportunity to participate in a “Passion Pursuit,” whereby the firm will provide paid time off and help cover the expenses for employees to take a... Read More

Mike Peterson receives the Joseph C. Rodgers Community Service Award

At Rodgers Consulting’s annual meeting and holiday celebration at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Mike Peterson was presented with the Joseph C. Rodgers Community Service Award. This award recognizes the contributions of a Rodgers’ employee to community causes.  Through Mike’s participation with the Movember Foundation, he raised much needed funds and awareness around issues... Read More

Bob Graham receives the President’s Award for Client Service

At Rodgers Consulting’s annual meeting and holiday celebration at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Bob Graham was presented with the President’s Award for Client Service. This award was established to recognize a Rodgers employee who exemplifies the Firm’s emphasis on client service. A dynamic and well-rounded Team Leader in Montgomery County, Bob is tireless... Read More