Author Archives: Miti Figueredo
To see a pdf version of the June 15, 2016 public meeting presentation, click here.
To see a pdf version of the October 6, 2015 Chevy Chase Lake Sketch Plan presentation, click here.
The Chevy Chase Land Company and Bozzuto Development Company will hold a Sketch Plan Pre-Application Meeting on October 6, 2015 at 7 p.m., in the cafeteria at B-CC High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD. At the meeting, their representatives will review plans for future development of the Chevy Chase Lake East & West Shopping Centers and 8401 Connecticut Avenue.
For more information regarding this public meeting, follow this link.
Lou Peck’s exhaustive, meticulously researched article on the Purple Line in the November/December 2014 issue of Bethesda Magazine is fast becoming a basic primer for anyone seeking to understand this complex project. The article documents the Purple Line’s turbulent history (with a timeline that dates back to 1983), the ongoing efforts of opponents to stop the project, and the expected economic and social benefits that have motivated the project’s grassroots proponents for more than 30 years.
The Chevy Chase Land Company is proud to be a corporate sponsor of Montgomery County’s new Bikeshare program. As part of the Land Company’s commitment to transit and sustainable development, we have contributed the funds for the installation of two Bikeshare stations at our properties located at Two Wisconsin Circle and Two Bethesda Metro.
As the only private property owner to sponsor Bikeshare stations in Montgomery County, the Land Company is taking a leadership role in promoting this program because we … Read More »
Recently, after a public hearing, several committee worksessions and two full Council meetings, the Montgomery County Council passed the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan. While the Planning Board has not yet released the final approved and adopted plan, the Council’s resolution approving the plan can be read here.
What does approval of this Sector Plan mean for the future of Chevy Chase Lake?
The Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan makes recommendations for the future transit-oriented, mixed-use redevelopment of certain commercial and multi-family … Read More »
Chevy Chase Lake is surrounded by some of the region’s largest job centers, like downtown Bethesda, downtown Silver Spring, Friendship Heights and Medical Center. Every day, thousands of people come into the area to work by car, by bus and Metro, sometimes from the far edges of the region.
Some might only see this daily influx of workers as a traffic headache. But we see it as a missed opportunity.
The people who work in and around Chevy Chase Lake help make … Read More »
We were pleased to learn yesterday that the Coalition for Smarter Growth, the leading smart growth advocacy group in the region, supports the “very well thought-out and carefully balanced” Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan. The CSG submitted its comments in support of the Plan to the Montgomery County Council, pointing out that the redevelopment of a single-use, asphalt covered strip mall into a walkable, bike-friendly mixed-use community reduces vehicle trips, improves the environment, and increases the supply of both market-rate … Read More »
I am honored to have been selected by County Executive Leggett to participate in the County’s Nighttime Economy Task Force (NETF). Focusing on Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Wheaton and Germantown, the NETF will study ways to enhance and promote the music, theater, bar and dining options in these areas. By encouraging safe and vibrant “hospitality zones,” we can keep more entertainment dollars in Montgomery County, rather than having them spent overwhelmingly in Washington, D.C. We also want to encourage young professionals to live in Montgomery County’s urban, … Read More »
The Maryland Transit Administration is holding a series of Open Houses in May focused on the Purple Line. On May 14, they’ll be holding one at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School from 5-8 p.m. Come hear about project updates, next steps, and the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
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