Live music at Dogfish Head

Some video I took last night…

Jon Kaplan from DC band Bicycle Thieves, covering Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD – July 2, 2011

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What Affect Will the ICC Have on Property Value?

Living just a few miles from where the first segment of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) is scheduled to open this fall in Maryland, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the new road will do for our property value. By late 2011, when two additional segments of the ICC are due to open, it will be possible for someone living in my area to travel from 270 near Rockville to 95 near Laurel without having to go on the DC Beltway or back roads.

Suddenly, it should get much easier for anyone living near us to work in places like Columbia and Baltimore or fly out of BWI, to give just a few examples of what the new road could offer, and I anticipate the ICC will have a positive affect on property value for those with easy access to it. My hunch is that we might see an up-tick in the next few months, as the opening of the first stretch nears and buzz around it builds, with more to come as we approach the opening of the remaining stretches that will connect 270 and 95 in late 2011.

What do you think?