Category: Neighborhoods

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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UPDATED: Apparently Unarmed Man Shot, Killed by County Police

Screen shot of Chief Thomas Manger addressing the press from pscp.tv. An apparently unarmed African-American man was shot and killed by a Montgomery County police officer yesterday afternoon, according to the department. About 2:15 p.m., an officer from the 3rd District encountered the man in the area of 9233 Three Oaks Dr., near Sligo Creek Parkway, Chief Thomas Manger told members of the press. “The officer attempted to speak with the man,” he said, “and the man become combative and a physical altercation occurred.” There was “no indication” the man was armed, Manger said. The individual was shot several...

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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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Group Planning Charrette to Discuss Montgomery Hills Issues

A congested Georgia Avenue in Montgomery Hills. Photo by Earl Dotter, Photojournalist, Stock Photography Library A group of local residents from neighborhoods along the Georgia Avenue corridor between 16th Street and Forest Glen is planning a community charrette next week. The meeting is intended “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,” said the invitation. The charrette is being organized by Michelle Foster, who lives on Luzerne Drive on the border of Woodside Park and Woodside Forest civic associations,...

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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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