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Maryland county tames suburban mess

It does so by promoting smarter growth and building pedestrian-minded urban nodes

Part of the Pike & Rose Development, which will house retail on the ground floor, a Hilton hotel and luxury condominiums above.

North Bethesda, Md.

CONGESTED and derided, the Rockville Pike thoroughfare, which connects Bethesda and Rockville, troubled local residents, officials and developers for years.

"I've lived in this area most of my life, and people would ask where I was from," said Amy Ginsburg,...