January 29 Bethesda Downtown Plan Public Meeting
You're invited to attend the next Bethesda Downtown Plan Public Meeting on January 29, 2015 at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
At this meeting, planning staff will present the concepts and feedback from the December 11 Planning Board meeting and answer questions from the audience.
The plan concepts open for public comment include:
-New civic gathering spaces and green amenities
-Transportation options, including bike paths and Purple Line access
-Pedestrian networks and street extensions
-Proposed allowable building heights
-Transitional areas next to residential neighborhoods
-Focal areas of sustainability incorporating best environmental practices
Learn more atwww.montgomeryplanning.org/bethesdadowntownplan
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Addition Design Phase to Begin Updated 1/21/2015
Following completion of the addition feasibility study in early 2013, MCPS rebid the design phase of the project in spring 2013. The architectural firm that conducted the feasibility study, Smolen, Emr & Ilkovitch, presented a series of strong design options, and was selected to continue on through the design phase.
The design phase consists of a series of five public work sessions when students, staff, parents, and community members are invited to view plans and offer suggestions, and raise questions and concerns.
These meetings constitute an iterative process, with each meeting building upon the previous meeting, so it is important that parents and community members attend as many of the five as possible.
Community members with homes close to the school and Parents with young children are especially encouraged to attend the meetings.
The dates and times of design work sessions are:
- Work Session #1A Wednesday, December 10, 2:30 pm
- Work Session #1B Wednesday, December 10, 7:00 pm (this is a repeat of Work Session #1A)
- Work Session #2 Monday, January 5, 3:30 pm
- Work Session #3 Thursday, January 22, 7:00 pm
- Work Session #4 Wednesday, February 4, 7:00 pm
- Final Presentation Monday, February 9, 7:00 pm
All meetings will be held in the B-CC Cafeteria.
Click Here for Meeting Presentations and Notes
Additional information about the proposed addition may be found on the B-CC website "Planning for B-CC's New Addition"
Presentations and notes from the series of feasibility meetings are available on the website. Please take the time to check out the website, and come to the design work sessions.
NOTICE: SATURDAY East Bethesda Neighborhood Rehabilitation Work to Begin Saturday October 25th.
Montgomery County has approved Saturday Operations for Sidewalk and Road work in order to complete as much of the project as possible before cold weather prohibits operations.
Click here for more information on the project from the Department of Transportation. The project is listed under "West Chevy Chase Street Rehabilitation Project".
East Bethesda Milling and Paving to Begin Monday October 6, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.
East Bethesda Milling and Paving to Begin Monday October 6, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.
Work will begin with Chestnut Street from Kentbury Avenue moving towards Wisconsin Avenue
Signs will be posted when milling and paving are scheduled to begin on your Street.
Streets will first be Milled
Paving will begin shortly afterward
You may be able to access your driveway in the evening but the road may be lower than your driveway. Milling and Paving Crews can answer questions about your driveway’s access.
Please note the asphalt needs to be applied quickly so remove your cars promptly.
Paving and Milling Equipment will remain on the street overnight. Driveways will not be blocked.
Speed Bumps will be replaced at a later date.
All Cars must be moved from the Street by 7:00 a.m. when milling and paving are scheduled for your street. If necessary cars will be towed.
Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program
Time to RENEW your EBCA membership!
Public Meeting in Town of Chevy Chase
Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.
Town of Chevy Chase, Town Hall, 4301 Willow Lane
Zoning Overhaul: Changes Coming to Our Communities
The first new zoning code in Montgomery County in more than 30 years is rapidly moving toward a County Council vote.
Find out how the proposed changes will impact Chevy Chase and Bethesda.
Former County Planning Board member and Chevy Chase resident Meredith Wellington will speak. Refreshments will be served.
DRAFT EBCA COMMENTS ON THE PURPLE LINE FEIS
Now is your chance to share your thoughts for consideration. Please feel free to review our draft comments here, and share your thoughts by Thursday, October 17, via email to email@example.com.
For more information on recent Purple Line developments, please refer to the meeting notes from our last General membership Meeting on September 18.
Please note that EBCA's involvement in the Comment period does not diminish an individual’s or a community’s stance against the Purple Line, rather it reflects our involvement in the pre-construction process, providing East Bethesda with an opportunity to get on record regarding our desired mitigation measures to lessen any potential negative impacts on the neighborhood if the project is built.
PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED FOR PURPLE LINE PROJECT’S FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
Accepting Public Comments through October 21
BALTIMORE, MD (September 16, 2013) – In response to several requests from the community, stakeholders and project partners, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), is extending the public comment period on the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS) from 30 days to 45 days. The comment period, which began on September 6 and was originally scheduled to end on October 7, has been extended through Monday, October 21.
The purpose of the FEIS is to identify and address issues raised by agency and public stakeholders throughout the project development phase. Copies of the Purple Line FEIS are available at select libraries and public facilities in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and at www.purplelinemd.com. A list of public locations can also be found on-line. Comments can be submitted online or by sending an email to FEIS@purplelinemd.com with “FEIS COMMENT” as the subject heading.
The Purple Line is a proposed $2.2 billion, 16-mile, 21-station modern light rail line that would provide connections to major business districts and activity centers in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Takoma/Langley Park, College Park/University of Maryland and New Carrollton, as well as link to Metrorail’s Red, Green and Orange lines. The average daily ridership in 2040 is anticipated to be more than 74,000.
For the latest information on MTA service, passengers are urged to check the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov. Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 410-539-5000. TTY 410-539-3497. To sign up for email about service modifications and delays, go to www.mta.maryland.gov/enotifications. Visit MTA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtamaryland or Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/mtamaryland for more sources of updated information.
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Safety Tips for Garage/Yard Sales
By Montgomery County Police
With the weather getting warmer and people considering spring cleaning and making more space in their homes, the Montgomery County Police Department would like to make suggestions on how you can have a safe and secure sale:
- Do not advertise the sale as a "Moving Sale," which implies the house may be vacant for extended periods;
- Place expensive items near you (usually by the checkout table);
- Lock doors into your home;
- Acknowledge all shoppers;
- Be observant and wary of distractions;
- Do not answer questions about alarm systems, daytime/nighttime occupancy, etc.;
- Do not allow shoppers into your home;
- Watch your cash box and keep only a minimal amount of cash on Site;
- It's preferable to not accept checks from strangers; and
- Have a phone on your person to report any suspicious activity.
If you need to call the police in an emergency, dial 9-1-1 or if it’s a non-emergency dial 301-279-8000.
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