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MOCO APF Extension

July 31, 2020

Category: News

Happy Pollinator Week!

The Mid-Atlantic is buzzing in support of pollinators.  From the Philadelphia Flower Show focused on habitat to urban rooftop container gardens, the word is getting out.  Pollinators are necessary for 75% of plant species survival and 1,000 plants grown for food, drink, fiber, spices, and medicine.  Imagine a world without coffee or chocolate!  Better yet, … Continued

Arborist Services

While trees are fundamental and indispensable to our planet, it’s essential to provide them with proper care. We recognize that trees increase value and appeal to communities while offering sustainability to our environment. VIKA understands the art and technique to carefully creating a bountiful and thriving environment for the trees we plant within each community. … Continued

National Surveyor Week

VIKA MD celebrated National Surveyor’s Week last week. As a profession first officially recognized under the Romans (300AD), Land Surveying has evolved into a sophisticated and highly technical craft. Emerging technologies such as 3D laser scanning, GPS (Global Positioning System), and digital aerial photography (drones) are being employed within multiple firms across the county. Each … Continued

Subsurface Utility Engineering Services

Did you know VIKA offers Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Services? Subsurface Utility Engineering technology increases accuracy when detecting the presence of subsurface utilities which can save time and money during the construction process. How Would this Benefit the Design Phase? Subsurface Utility Engineering technology identifies costly utility relocations at the beginning of the design process. … Continued

2020 Volunteer Recap

Well, 2020 didn’t go quite as we planned a year ago.  It was our 40th year providing civil, landscape architecture, survey, and planning services and to commemorate this milestone we set a high bar as we share our success with the community that we are so proud to continue to build together through 40 community … Continued

Happy Holidays

This year, VIKA Maryland and VIKA Virginia are making donations to healthcare institutions to support the Washington DC Metro Area COVID-19 emergency response.   Learn more about the response efforts from:  Johns Hopkins Hospital  https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/giving.html   Med Star Georgetown Hospital  https://www.giving.medstarhealth.org/covid-19_  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund for DCPS  https://dcps.dc.gov/page/make-donation-dcps  Virginia Hospital Center  https://vhcfoundation.com/covid19/  INOVA Health  https://foundation.inova.org/covid-19-how-can-i-help/ #HappyHolidays

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