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Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced Tuesday that he has abandoned plans to convert a popular Potomac organic farm operated for the last 30 years by Nick Maravell to soccer fields. The county leased the land from the Montgomery County School Board — owner of the 20-acre property — in 2011 with the idea of sub-leasing it Montgomery Soccer Inc., a private sports organization. The decision produced two lawsuits from neighbors — one asserting that the school board acted without transparancy to lease the property to the county, and the other opposed to soccer fields.

In a letter to the board, Leggett announced without elaboration that the county was surrendering the lease. The board voted at a special meeting Tuesday evening to cancel its lease with the county.

The land remains property of the board and is considered a possible future site for a school.

 
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