April 12, 2013. Lawsuit attempting to block construction of new middle school thrown out of court.
A Montgomery County judge recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association attempting to prevent a much-needed middle school from being built on the site of Rock Creek Hills Local Park, the former site of the Kensington Junior High School. For additional information on the court's decision, click here. Also, for more information on the history of the middle school site selection process, refer to the Education section of our Issues page.
February 10, 2013. Chevy Chase Sector Plan Goes to County Council
The Planning Board has completed its Sector Plan review process for Chevy Chase Lake, and has transmitted its final Sector Plan to the County Council for approval.
The Planning Board has proposed a significant increase over the amount of development that the planning staff proposed in its draft sector plan. The major increase comes in the pre-Purple Line phase of development. The planning staff recommended that pre-Purple Line development be capped at 250,000 square feet of mixed residential and retail development at the shopping center site (where the grocery store and TW Perry's are located), but the Sector Plan adopted by the Planning Board would permit up to 750,000 additional square feet of mixed residential and retail development at this site (which could mean as many as 700 apartments at this site, without the Purple Line). The County Council will be holding a public hearing on March 5 at 7pm.
For more information, go to the Chevy Chase Lake Re-Development Section of our Issues page.