Governor Martin O’Malley and other state and local officials were on hand Monday (July 16) for the ground breaking of Pike & Rose, a 3.4 million square-foot, mixed-used development on the site of the current Mid-Pike Plaza on Rockville Pike.

Federal Realty Investment Trust, developers of Bethesda Row and Rockville Town Square, are developing the new project.

The first phase is scheduled to open in 2014.