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We remain open and active under the federal critical infrastructure interpretive guidance provided by State of Maryland’s Office of Legal Counsel. Construction support, civil engineering, permitting, entitlement planning, and urban design staff are all maintaining business hours to provide deliverables and meet deadlines.

As a business centered on creating community, we are being vigilant in maintaining a safe environment for our staff, colleagues, and clients. Our protocols include social distancing, teleworking, and handling most meetings virtually. While most staff are teleworking, our office is staffed for deliveries, calls, and coordination. Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding projects, schedules, and agency coordination that we can help with.

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A Message From Our Leadership During These Unique Times.

April 27, 2020

Author: Jessica Collins

VIKA Maryland Continues to be Bullish on Prince George’s County

As most of our clients and colleagues know, VIKA Maryland, LLC has a strong presence in MoCo, Rockville, & Gaithersburg.  Did you know, however, that we have a long history and continued strong presence in Prince George’s County as well? Our company has worked on over 50 projects within the past decade in this vibrant … Continued

Adapting Outdoor Amenity Space & Streetscapes for Safety and Activity

The pandemic that initially drove most of us inside is now driving change in our outdoor spaces as we move into recovery mode of the response and recovery phase.  Many of us are finding refuge, solace, and safer opportunities outside.  While trails and large parks can generally accommodate recreation and proper social distancing, our smaller urban amenity spaces … Continued

Community Commitment Continues

VIKA MD started the year with a lofty goal celebrating our 40th year with 40 acts of community involvement and charity.  January and February were very busy and we carried that into March.  Then, well, we all know what hit.  But that hasn’t stopped us and we’re sharing some of our latest efforts over the next couple blogs to … Continued

MOCO APF Extension

On Tuesday July 28, 2020, The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed Subdivision Regulation Amendment SRA 20-01 which extends the duration of all deadlines and adequate public facility validity periods an additional 2 years for previously approved subdivisions. The County is experiencing an unpredictable economic downturn due to future uncertainty caused by the global pandemic. The … Continued

Montgomery County FY21 Annual School Test

The Montgomery County FY21 Annual School Test results are in and two high school clusters and four individual schools are in moratoria for new residential development. What the moratorium means? The Montgomery County Planning Department has reviewed the Capital Budget and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) adopted by the County Council and has completed  the annual … Continued

Celebrate National Pollinator Week!

Did you know that pollinators are responsible for pollinating 75% of our food crops and flowering plants but populations are in decline.  This week take a moment to stop and smell the flowers – hopefully plant a few too – and appreciate the work of the pollinators. 2020 marks the 13th year since the US … Continued

Dear…

Dear Healthcare, First Responders, and Essential Workers, VIKA would like to take a moment to thank healthcare, first responders and essential workers for their commitment to keeping our communities safe and functioning!  During this pandemic we are faced with many challenges and VIKA would like to recognize all the men and women putting in the … Continued

IBC Code Adoption

The Montgomery County Council recently approved Executive Regulation 31-19 adopting the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the International Mechanical Code (IMC), the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), the International Residential Code (IRC), the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) with amendments. Becoming … Continued

A Message From Our Leadership During These Unique Times.

As the state moves through a phased reopening, we are staying active and engaged with clients, agencies, and colleagues.  Under the MD Governor’s executive order, VIKA Maryland is considered an essential business supporting the construction industry. To fulfill our obligations, we have set up three areas of production: Office: we are maintaining minimal office staff … Continued