Author Archives: Lisa Fadden
Sometimes I come across an article that really demonstrates some of the positive change we’re trying to create, not only in Chevy Chase Lake, but in the County as a whole. The link below provides us an example of the positive impact increased cycling can have on an area. Yes, the example is Copenhagen, but the lessons are still valid.
To read the article please click here.
The Chevy Chase Land Company proudly supports bikeshare in Montgomery County and intends to provide … Read More »
In order to make the vision for Chevy Chase Lake stronger, we have been working very hard to gather as much feedback from residents and stakeholders as possible. I’d like to take a moment and say a BIG THANK YOU to the community members who have spent so much time and energy working collaboratively on Chevy Chase Lake. Your contributions and opinions have made a positive difference in this process, and we look forward to that relationship continuing.
The article below is … Read More »
Below is a link to a good article we thought you might enjoy. It’s by Nancy Andrews, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Low Income Investment Fund and Audrey Choi, the Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance. The article speaks to something Montgomery County is trying to achieve as it seeks to improve its competitiveness in the region and remain the economic engine for the state. One of my favorite lines from the article is:
To truly get … Read More »
One of the things we hear consistently from people is that they like the number of trees in Chevy Chase Lake. This true about the neighborhoods and trail, but the sentiment is odd given that the commercial areas are almost devoid of trees. Take a look at the aerial of the shopping center below. It’s a large swath of asphalt in an otherwise green area.
A recent article from our friends at the National Resources Defense Council goes into detail regarding the positive impact additional trees … Read More »
A couple weeks ago we sent out a mini-survey regarding redevelopment at Chevy Chase Lake. You might be asking why you did not get this survey. Well it went to our entire email list and if you did not get it, you’re not on the list! Take a moment and click ‘Sign Up for Updates’ on the right side of this page.
If you’d like to take the survey (it should take less than a minute), just click the link below. … Read More »
In the past several years, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has done a tremendous amount of research on livable communities for seniors. One particular report entitled, “A Report to the Nation on Livable Communities: Creating Environments for Successful Aging”, is a trove of information on what makes a community accommodating of seniors and those aging in place. Their “six point call to action” provides some good guidance as we plan for a redeveloped Chevy Chase Lake. A few … Read More »
The following is the testimony that was delivered to the Planning Board by Steven Robins, our attorney, and myself on behalf of the Chevy Chase Land Company on Monday, July 16th:
Good afternoon Chair Carrier and Members of the Montgomery County Planning Board. For the record, my name is Steven Robins and I am an attorney with the law firm of Lerch Early & Brewer located in Bethesda, Maryland. I am representing the Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland, … Read More »
This article is a follow-up to one we posted previously on stormwater management. In this article, we asked an expert on the topic, George Washington University Associate Professor Ryan Engstrom, to take a look at what improved stormwater management might mean for Coquelin Run. Since we are in the very early stages of planning, there is no stormwater management concept plan yet for Chevy Chase Lake. However, the Chevy Chase Land Company has a strong track record with environmentally friendly … Read More »
The year was 1890. Grover Cleveland was president, Thomas Edison had invented the light bulb, automobiles were beginning to be manufactured, and Washington DC was a thriving city. And in the late 19th century, the idea of living away from one’s place of employment resulted in the development of suburbs around the country. In that same year, Francis G. Newlands formed the Chevy Chase Land Company to fulfill his dream of doing just that; developing a suburban residential community north … Read More »
We thought we would pass this interesting article along. The National Resources Defense Council often posts articles that speak to the types of changes we may see in Chevy Chase Lake. I found this one particularly interesting because of the work AARP has done on the topic of walkable, transit-oriented communities for seniors. The article includes some great personal stories and statistics. Check out the full article by clicking here.
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