Concept Framework to be presented at Planning Headquarters

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Concept Framework to be presented at Planning Department Headquarters 
On Monday, June 4, 2018, Planning Department staff will host a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Department’s auditorium (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) to provide an update on the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan process. Staff will give an overview of the consultant’s findings and share a draft of the Concept Framework Plan. The Concept Framework Plan is a collection of comments and suggestions we have heard from residents, business owners, land owners, County and State agencies. The Concept Framework Plan will help to define the basic organization, structure and evolution of the Sector Plan recommendations. A draft will be presented at the June 4 meeting and will be refined throughout the Summer. RSVPs are recommended, but not required.
The schedule of the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan has been updated to reflect ongoing collaborations, most notably with Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) and the Planning Department’s work program with the Montgomery County Council. Major milestones include:
  • Working Draft delivered to the Planning Board in February 2019.
  • Transmittal of the Planning Board Draft to the County Council and Executive in Fall 2019. You can find the complete schedule on the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills webpage.

Make Montgomery Hills Safer, Smarter

The stretch of Georgia Ave that runs from 16th Street to the Beltway is one of the busiest segments in the entire state.  And one of the most unsafe in Maryland.  Rear-end, sideswipe, left-turn, angle, pedestrian, and truck-related crashes occur at a rate significantly higher than statewide average for those crash types on similar roads.  In a nutshell, it isn’t a very safe place to drive.  But it isn’t a safe place to walk or bike either, and even if one could walk safely, there aren’t many places that you would want to walk to.  But Maryland SHA has a plan to make Montgomery Hills safer and smarter.

You can read more about SHA’s plan to transform Georgia Ave into a corridor to walk, bike, and drive safely. But we need SHA to fund their plan. Support SHA funding for the MD 97 Plan.  Together we can #FixMontgomeryHills.

Make Montgomery Hills Smarter Safer.

County’s Transportation Committee recommends Forest Glen’s 2nd entrance!

The County Council’s Transportation Committee voted 2-1 (Berliner, Hucker -YES, Floreen – NO) to approve funding for the Forest Glen 2nd entrance with the bulk of the $20 million being available FY21 and construction completed in FY25.

Let the County know today that you support this recommendation ahead of the March 20th vote!

Check out below the discussion on the 2nd entrance and the vote on the proposal.

We need your SUPPORT!

The County Council is deciding on whether to fund the Forest Glen 2nd metro entrance on the East side and we need to have our voices heard.

Please EMAIL the Council and let them know that you want better pedestrian safety and kill the wasteful Montrose Parkway East (you can read more about that here).

We are getting close but we need your support!

A very special shout-out to our community members that came out and supported this very important endeavor (pics below!).