Category: Park and Planning

County Program Provides Trees for Urban Areas to Increase Canopy

During this fall planting season, interested property owners can help to increase the tree canopy in the county’s urban areas with a free tree. Under the Planning Department’s Shades of Green program, qualifying property owners can get a free tree planted, under certain conditions. For example, trees can’t be planted in street rights-of-way (publicly owned lands that typically include streets and sidewalks), and a site evaluation will be conducted to ensure the location is proper and there’s enough space for the tree. Locally, the urban areas that are eligible for the program are Flower/Piney Branch, Montgomery Hills and the...

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Study: Rezoning, Public Investment Needed to Revitalize Georgia Avenue Corridor

Rezoning and significant public investments offer the best chance for revitalizing the Georgia Avenue corridor in Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills, according to a new market analysis of the area. The study, conducted for the Planning Department by Washington, D.C.-based Partners for Economic Solutions, will be presented in a public meeting from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at Park and Planning headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave. The department is in the process of creating a sector plan for the area, which runs from Spring Street north to Dennis Avenue, and commissioned the study as part of that effort. “The character of the...

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Residents Review Latest Options for $1.5 Million Park Project

Schematic of current park from Montgomery Parks presentation.* About 30 people attended a meeting Tuesday to review the latest options for a $1.5 million project to improve the Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park. The 3.6-acre park is on the site of the former Silver Spring Intermediate School. It is still owned by the school system, but is managed by Montgomery Parks, which installed the parking lot, basketball court, tennis court, ball fields and playground in the 1980s. The park bordered by Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston avenues, along with single-family homes, and is across from the Silver Spring/Takoma Park campus...

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WSSC Work, Park Improvements to Affect Access to Two Four Corners Parks

The park entrance from University Boulevard, the lot and the ball field seen beyond, will close this month for improvement work. Photo by Mike Diegel. Improvements scheduled to begin this month will affect users’ access to two parks in the Four Corners area of Silver Spring, according to announcements from the county’s Parks Department. WSSC will be installing a new sewer line at the entrance to the Fall Line Trail along the Northwest Branch, which begins just south of Burnt Mills East Special Park on Colesville Road. A portion of that trail, which splits after it leaves the parking...

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Planning Department Launches Online Tool for Sector Plan Feedback

Graphic from the Montgomery County Planning Department The Montgomery County Planning Department has launched a new interactive online tool that will allow residents and property owners in the Montgomery Hills and Forest Glen communities to comment on the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan. The MCReactMap can be accessed via a computer or smart phone to comment, raise concerns and answer planners’ questions, suggest improvements, and agree or disagree with other comments and ideas. Users can click pins on the map to answer questions about different neighborhoods in the planning area. Beginning next week, residents and visitors to the plan...

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