Thursday, April 4, 2013
The planning department's recommendations for the Chevy Chase Lake sector came under criticism during the Montgomery County Council's first work session on the sector plan.
The Montgomery County Planning Board's recommendations for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan came under criticism from the Montgomery County Council late last month, when the council took up the sector plan for the first time, Bethesda Now reported. At-large Councilman Marc Elrich said that the plan was focused too much on creating density around the planned Purple Line station in Chevy Chase Lake, rather than on the needs of the existing community, according to Bethesda Now. "The purpose of planning is not to provide riders for transit systems," Elrich said, Bethesda Now reported. "The purpose of planning, I thought, was to provide livable communities," Elrich added. The council's next work session for the sector plan will take place in …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Don't wait to sign up to testify at the March 5 public hearing before the county council on the Chevy Chase Lake Sector plan.
Have an opinion on the proposed plan for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector? Sign up to speak at a public hearing on the Chevy Chase Lake Sector plan on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the county council headquarters (100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, in the third-floor hearing room). Only 30 speakers will be allowed to testify at the hearing, according to an email message sent by the Town of Chevy Chase office. The Town of Chevy Chase and the Connecticut Avenue Corridor Committee already have signed up to testify, the email added. To sign up to testify, call the county council at 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up to testify is 10 a.m. on March 5, but the 30 available spots are likely to be taken long before that, the Town of Chevy Chase advised. …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The county planning board approved the draft for the sector on Jan. 17.
The County Planning Board approved county planners' draft for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan last week, according to the updated agenda for last Thursday's board meeting. Next, the draft plan for the sector is sent to the County Council and county executive for analysis and approval, The Gazette reported. "The county executive will do a fiscal analysis of the plan and report to the County Council, which will hold a public hearing and work sessions before voting on whether to approve it, [county planner Elza] Hisel-McCoy said. He expects the County Council to discuss the plan in early March," The Gazette added. The draft plan's "recommendations emphasize mixed residential development [and] a shift from the current commercial zoning that …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The county planning staff's Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan draft is up for planning board approval on Thursday, Jan. 17.
After years of discussion, work sessions and public hearings, the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan draft may be approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday. A work session about the sector plan draft will take place at the end of the board's day-long meeting, and planning staff are set to recommend that their draft be approved by the planning board. If approved, the draft will be presented to the county executive and council on Jan. 31—only a couple months behind schedule, The Gazette reported. The draft plan's "recommendations emphasize mixed residential development [and] a shift from the current commercial zoning that will help balance the ... jobs-housing ratio" in the Chevy Chase Lake Sector—which straddles Connecticut …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan will go to the county executive and Council on Jan. 31, The Gazette reported.
The Montgomery County Planning Board's draft of the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan will be presented to the county executive and Council on Jan. 31, 2013—only a couple months behind schedule, The Gazette reported. Additional work sessions are scheduled for Jan. 10, 17 and 31, "when the board is scheduled to approve its draft version of the plan," The Gazette added. Once County Executive Ike Leggett provides commentary on the draft, the draft will be passed to the County Council, which will hold a public hearing before approving a final sector plan, The Gazette reported. Read more about the process by which the planning board's draft could become the new plan for the sector on The Gazette's website. Last September, county planning staff …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The commission seeks to nearly double the number of apartment units at its Chevy Chase Lake property.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nicole Macon
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Buildings, trails and roads circle the 68 garden-style units of the Chevy Chase Lake Apartments. A proposed Purple Line station—and a steady increase in the area's population—is projected to increase the area's housing demand. The only way for the complex—which offers one-quarter of its units as affordable housing—to significantly increase its density is to build up, according to the executive director of the Housing Opportunities Commission. The commission has requested that the property of the Chevy Chase Lake Apartments be re-zoned as part of the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan. The commission wants to increase density because, according to the Maryland State Data Center, the population of Montgomery County is projected to increase by more…
Monday, September 17, 2012
County planning staff presented the planning board with drawings of what the Chevy Chase Lake sector could look like if built up according to staff-recommended densities and heights, or according to property owners' requested densities and heights.
At a Sept. 6 Montgomery County Planning Board work session, county planning staff presented drawings of what the Chevy Chase Lake sector could look like if built up according to staff recommendations for height and density. Planning staff also presented drawings illustrating what the sector could look like if built up according to the heights and densities requested by property owners in the Chevy Chase Lake sector. Property owners—the Chevy Chase Land Company, the Housing Opportunities Commission (which owns the Chevy Chase Lake Apartments), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the owners of the Newdale Mews Apartments along Newdale Road—all have asked for additional building density and height, according to the staff's work session …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The workshop will take place at the Chevy Chase Library March 12.
Concerned about potential changes to the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan? Give your input at a design workshop in March. The Montgomery County Planning Department is hosting a Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan Community Design Workshop at the Chevy Chase Library March 12. At the workshop, “the community will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and visions about the future of Chevy Chase Lake,” according to the county planning department’s website on the area. Residents, businesses, property owners and organizations can sign up to take part in the six one-hour sessions. The sessions start between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. In a letter about the design workshop, Montgomery County Planning Board project manager Elza Hisel-McCoy wrote “Each session …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
David Smith talks about the potential Chevy Chase Lake redevelopment.
Taller residential buildings, an office building, more restaurants, grid streets and maybe a hotel are possibilities for redevelopment inside the beltway in Chevy Chase. Chevy Chase Land Company President David Smith spoke with Patch about preliminary plans for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan. The property management and development company is a key developer to the area and spoke about their plan earlier this week at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. It was the first public hearing for the sector plan. Other major landowners in the area include the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The development would be on the land company’s properties in the area, …