2nd Annual Montgomery Hills Street Fest

2019 MoHills Street Fest

Save the date for the 2nd annual Montgomery Hills Street Fest.  The Fest is Saturday, September 21st from 3-7 pm.

It was frustrating and disappointing to hear that the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) decided to not file for a federal BUILD grant to help fund the Georgia Ave improvements.  But we still have an opportunity to convince State and County officials that the Georgia Ave improvements are worthy of funding. This makes the Straat Fest this year even more important!

Residents from the neighborhoods adjoining Montgomery Hills, the geographic area surrounding Georgia Avenue from 16th Street to Forest Glen Road, will gather on Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, at the 2nd Annual Montgomery Hills Street Fest, to generate support for fixing the unsafe, congested seven-lane roadway, improving pedestrian access, and enhancing the retail environment. More than one dozen elected officials, including Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), State Delegates from District 18 and 20, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Tom Hucker, are expected to join the gathering to hear locals’ opinions on why funding the redesign of Georgia Ave. should be a top priority. Attendees will also experience all Montgomery Hills has to offer, including food from area establishments, beer from our local breweries, and a variety of entertainment including carnival games (from local PTAs), and neighborhood bands.

We will post updates here in the upcoming weeks – or you can follow the Fest on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/544233966342615.

We can’t wait to see you there!

United to #FixGeorgiaAve

SHA Ga AVe

Is there anyone that believes that Georgia Ave should not be made safer, more walkable, bikeable, greener, and more beautiful? If so, we have not met them.

Friends of Forest Glen and Montgomery Hills have spent months talking to residents, businesses, individuals, civic associations, schools, churches, and local organizations.  While their reasons for support varies, their support is unanimous.  Almost without exception, they have been LOUD and CLEAR: #FixGeorgiaAve.

Residents want a roadway that doesn’t divide the neighborhoods, is safe to drive or walk, and is more attractive. Public and private schools within the study area say that the road is dangerous to students and they support the road improvements. Local businesses struggle to gain resident customers because the volume of commuter traffic obstructs them from walking or biking. Businesses in downtown Silver Spring certainly want a better gateway to the business district. Even commuters would like to see a more safe and functional road to their home.

United we stand in support of a safer and improved Georgia Ave. SHA has the right plan, the State and County just need the will to find and allocate the necessary funding.

Below are our supporters. Want to add your name to the list? Email us at FixGeorgiaAve@gmail.com or sign our petition at: http://chng.it/K7BhnrXFxM.

Businesses

Denizens Brewing Company

Edge Commercial Real Estate

Finmarc Management

Ghar E Kebeb

Jalal Barbershop

La Casa del Monfongo restaurant

Meleket restaurant

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Silver Branch Brewery

Sniders Super Foods

Woodside Deli

Civic Associations

Forest Estates Community Association

Linden Civic Association

North Woodside Civic Association

Woodside Civic Association

Woodside Forest Civic Association

Woodside Park Civic Association

Residents

1,142 and counting have added their name

Local Organizations

Friends of Forest Glen and Montgomery Hills

League of Women Voters of Montgomery County

Montgomery Housing Partnership

Sierra Club MD

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board

Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

Maryland State Elected Officials

Senator Jeff Waldstreicher (District 18)

Delegate Jared Solomon (District 18)

Delegate Al Carr (District 18)

Delegate Emily Shetty (District 18)

Senator Will Smith (District 20)

Delegate Lorig Charkoudian (District 20)

Delegate David Moon (District 20)

Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins (District 20)

County Elected Officials

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro

District 5 Councilmember Tom Hucker

At-Large Councilmember Hans Riemer

At-Large Councilmember Evan Glass

At-Large Councilmember Gabe Albornoz