Project Milestones

Community Support: Percontee has actively sought to foster, and has earned, a genuine and inclusive relationship with the surrounding communities during the early stages of the planning of Viva White Oak. Throughout the planning process, the following initiatives have been taken:
– Monthly/Bi-monthly attendance and active participation at LabQuest general tours and meetings and LabQuest Amenities Group meetings. (LabQuest is a community based organization heralded for securing FDA to the Federal Research Center in White Oak area after the BRAC Commission closed the Naval Surface Warfare Center.)
– Hosting of quarterly community input meetings with representatives of the surrounding communities such as the Calverton Citizens Association, Washington Adventist Hospital, East County Citizens Advisory Board, Maryland Farms Condominiums, Hillandale Citizens Association, and LabQuest. The purpose of these community input meetings is to keep the communities informed of progress, and give the communities a voice in shaping what Viva White Oak will look like.
– Presentations to numerous community groups and civic associations showcasing the Viva White Oak concept, in comparison to what is allowed by right (i.e., a 9AM to 5PM office park). Surveys filled out by the audiences at these meetings, show they are overwhelmingly (94%) in favor of the Viva White Oak concept.

Percontee meeting

Jonathan Jere

Don Praisner

Montgomery County announces Percontee as builder of $3 billion science center in Montgomery County.
County Executive Ike Leggett and Jonathan Genn, President, The IV2 Alliance, Inc. and EVP and General Counsel, Global LIfeSci Development Corporation, announce the public-private partnership.

Ike Leggett
Ike Leggett and Jonathan Genn

  • – Global LifeSci Corporation forges partnership with the FDA
  • – Global LifeSci Corporation signs IV2 agreement with leading higher education institutions for research collaboration.
  • – Montgomery County Council approves White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan, paving the way for the project to move forward.
Signing with FDA
Dr. Margaret Hamburg and Jonathan Genn

  • – The community (previously known as LifeSci Village for planning purposes) is officially named Viva White Oak.
  • – Biomedical Roundtable Conference hosted by Montgomery County, Md. Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County Government
  • – Global LifeSci Development Corporation and Montgomery County finalize General Development Agreement.
  • – International health collaboration agreement signed between The IV2 Alliance, Inc. and Telangana, India to advance global health at Viva White Oak.