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.


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.

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

The County’s Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program has begun work in our East Bethesda neighborhood between Chestnut Street & East West Highway, before completing the area between Jones Bridge Road & S. Chelsea Lane.  It is estimated that it will take about a year and half to complete.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation provided information on the project and details that may affect us, and answered questions and concerns at the May 21, 2014 EBCA General Meeting.

Click here for more information on the project from the Department of Transportation. The project is currently titled "West Chevy Chase Street Rehabilitation Project".

Click here for Information on Optional Driveway Apron Replacements.

Time to RENEW your EBCA membership!

To all our neighbors and friends, your neighborhood association is counting on you as we prepare for another exciting year together.

Remember, our membership year follows the calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

Thinking about joining for the first time? Wait no longer!  Join us today!  Your membership will run through December 31!!  

PAY DUES ONLINE!  Or download this form to mail. 

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Final EBCA comments on the Purple Line FEIS, filed with the MTA October 18, 2013.

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.


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

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. 


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 A list of public locations can also be found on-line. Comments can be submitted online or by sending an email to 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 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 Visit MTA’s Facebook page at or Twitter feed at for more sources of updated information.
Pearl Street will become a one-way street with vehicles traveling south from East
West Highway to Montgomery Avenue on the east lane of Pearl Street. The center of Pearl
Street will be lined with concrete jersey barriers to provide a buffer between the road and
Pearl Street will become a one-way street with vehicles traveling south from East
West Highway to Montgomery Avenue on the east lane of Pearl Street. The center of Pearl
Street will be lined with concrete jersey barriers to provide a buffer between the road and
Pearl Street will become a one-way street with vehicles traveling south from East
West Highway to Montgomery Avenue on the east lane of Pearl Street. The center of Pearl
Street will be lined with concrete jersey barriers to provide a buffer between the road and
Development News: 

Click here for an interactive map of Bethesda Development.
Purple Line: Planners propose 92-Foot Ventilation Tower at Woodmont Plaza.
Harris Teeter Spring 2015 at 8300 Wisconsin  Harris Tetter full-service grocery store part of mixed-use development at Woodmont and Battery Lanes. 
Pearl Street Temporarily One-Way Next to McDonald's Site with vehicles traveling south from East West Hwy to Montgomery Ave on east lane of Pearl St. Concrete jersey barrier provides buffer between the road and Job site. Project information. 

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BRAC Activity in Our Area
Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) will impact our area. You can keep up with the latest news at the National Naval Medical Center. Also WAMU has an extensive amount of information about BRAC on its website. Check it out here!

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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We've added two new links to our site.  Connected Communities is a service that provides emergency alerts and community and public service news.

The Montgomery County Police Department has just introduced online filing for certain types of crimes, including theft from autos.

Visit our Helpful Information page for more information.

Report Graffitti As Soon As You See It!

If on County Property:
Kathy Paunil of Graffiti Abatement
phone: 301.989.1638 or 301.989.1570

Bethesda Police non-emergency number (ASAP):

If on Private Property:
Linda Bird at Montgomery County Housing
phone: 240.777.3671