Please join us Tuesday, June 12th at Grace Church for a community organized charrette for Montgomery Hills. Anyone who would like to see improvements in the area between 16th Street and the Beltway along Georgia Avenue should join.
What is the Montgomery Hills Charrette? A charrette is a creative, collaborative gathering of stakeholders focused on brainstorming how to solve a specific problem and develop actionable design goals and solutions. Our goal is to consider the issues facing Montgomery Hills (traffic, safety, economic stagnation, unsightliness, and a lack of place) and build a collective vision for the future of Montgomery Hills. The charrette process can also help build momentum for Montgomery Hills’ revitalization.
Why Now? We have a unique opportunity to effectuate change. The MD State Highway Administration (SHA) is poised to release their preferred alternative for Georgia Ave’s redesign. Montgomery Planning is updating the Montgomery Hills Sector Plan with a proposed early 2019 completion date. WMATA plans to redevelop the Forest Glen Metro, and work is underway for Woodside 16th Street Purple Line stop. The time is now to hone our vision for the neighborhood and work toward transformation of the area.
Who Should Attend? You! What would you like to see in Montgomery Hills? What problems can we fix and how can we transform the entire corridor into a destination to serve the community as opposed to one that we want to drive through as fast as possible. Residents, local business owners, property owners are all invited.
How can I help? If you also want to invest in community improvements, a donation via GoFundMe to cover expenses is very much appreciated. We are looking to cover costs but didn’t want an attendance fee that might discourage participation. Everyone welcome.
Where and When? Tuesday, June 12th 6 pm Grace Episcopal Church