Baseball Site Proposed A privately funded baseball training facility has been proposed for Cabin John Regional Park, featuring year-round, indoor batting cages and practice pitching and group practice areas.

The $1.3 million facility would be built by developers Phil Leibovitz and Mimi Kress of Montgomery Lane, LLC.

"We are looking at a facility that can provide a service that is currently not offered in the city," said Terry Brooks, special program coordinator with the Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning. "We don't have a facility on public property like this in the county and it will provide an area for baseball and softball players to practice."

Two public meetings have been held on the proposal and Brooks said the planning staff favors the plan. The developers have been asked to submit additional information about the project's finances, development and operations. The proposal will be presented to the planning commission within the next month.

Development Designs Draft design guidelines for the first 15 acres of Rockville's Town Center redevelopment and the new Rockville Regional Library will be released Wednesday at a public meeting.

On display will be the sketches, architectural concepts, and street and sidewalk plans for both projects, estimated to cost about $300 million.

"This is the first chance that the residents of Rockville will have to see a much clearer picture of the future of downtown Rockville," said Neil Greenberger, the city's public information manager.

The Town Center will include a mix of retail, restaurant, entertainment, residential and offices uses. Construction of the library and the first parking garage will begin late this year.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr. For more information, call 240-314-8116.

-- Mark Jones