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2012 Wrap up
The table below details real estate activity for 2008-2012 in the Bethesda/Chevy Chase/DC markets. Read below the table for detailed analysis on what it all means…
I’ve been tracking real estate trends in Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Northwest, DC for many years (specifically zip codes 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20015 and Read the rest of this entry »
Montgomery County government offices will close Monday, December 24 in addition to the regular Christmas holiday on December 25 to give employees more time with their families. Although County offices will be closed both days, Ride On employees must report to work as scheduled.
The holiday schedule for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is as follows:
~ County Offices – closed
~ Libraries – closed on December 24 and 25
~ County liquor stores – open on December 24 until 7 p.m., & closed on December 25
~ Recreation – all facilities closed December 24 and 25
~ Ride On – on December 24, will operate on a regular weekday schedule, ending service early with last trips departing at 10 p.m. On December 25, will operate on a Sunday schedule.
~ Metrobus – on December 24, regular service; on December 25, Sunday schedule
~ Metrorail – on December 24, regular service; on December 25, Sunday schedule
~ Refuse/recycling pickup – on December 24, regular collection; on December 25, no collection*
~ Transfer Station – on December 24, open until 5 p.m.; on December 25, closed
~ Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – free on December 24 and 25.
*Collection provided one day later for remainder of week (last collection day is Saturday).
Wednesday, November 28 was the last in the series of feasibility meetings for the purpose of commenting on various expansion options at BCC. There are a series of steps to be taken before construction can begin, namely:
- Feasibility Study (wrap up meeting/summary to take place Dec. 11 at 7pm)
- Schematic design
- Design development
- Construction document phase (drawings for bids) Read the rest of this entry »
Confession. Work made a pesky appearance and I was 15 minutes late for the meeting. Alas, I seem not to have missed much. The meetings, I’ve noticed, tend to build on each other and there is a fair amount of repetition.
Some of the newer items raised include:
- spectator space for the tennis courts… Architects said they would look into it.
- Neighboring properties. More than one attendee has suggested that we (the county/school board) purchase the adjoining parking lot, currently owned by Our Lady of Lourdes via eminent domain. While this is a school board issue, it has been suggested that the process would be time consuming, combative, expensive and prone to law suit. Currently, there exists an informal but very friendly relationship with the church for over-flow parking purposes during special events.
- Participants asked for pros and cons regarding the 4 options. This will be addressed during the next work session on November 28 at 7pm, though it was hinted that Options A&B were likely to be the least disruptive and the most cost effective.
- The PTSA will be seeking some input from Chris Garran, principal at Walter Johnson HS- a school with a current capacity for 2,400 students.
- Assuming that funding is approved, we can expect a similar set of meetings for the design phase, presumably to begin next Fall (’13).
- Design will take roughly 1.5 years. Construction will take about 2 years.
The second in a series of four Feasibility studies took place on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7pm in the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School cafeteria. The meeting kicked off with some facts and figures by the director of the Division of Long Range Planning, Bruce Crispell.
- Since 2007, the Montgomery County student population has increased by 11,000 students.
- 10,000 of those students are at the elementary school level.
- Within the BCC cluster, there has been an increase of 700 elementary school students since 2007.
- Projections go out year-by-year for 6 years. They can also go out 10 and 15 years. Demographers expect a peak and plateau of the student population during upcoming cycles.
To address the overcrowding, Montgomery County will be adding 1,200 more elementary school seats within the BCC cluster by 2015. In order to avoid any boundary changes, it’s necessary to expand the existing schools to a larger size. There are no more holding schools. Land is scarce and Read the rest of this entry »
On October 9, 2012 I attended a meeting at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School for the first of 5 Feasibility/Work Sessions having to do with the proposed expansion.
For starters, you can link to notes on the BCC Expansion here.
At the meeting were Karen Lockard (Principal), James Tokar (Structural Engineer and Director of Construction for Mont. Co. Schools), and Debbie Szyfer (Education Specialist/Planner) and representatives from Smolen-Emr-Ilkovitch Architects.
Here’s the skinny:
- BCC HS has a capacity for 1,640 – 1,650 children.
- Enrollment today is at 1,870 children. Over the next several years, enrollment is expected to surpass 2,000 students.
- The goal for the expansion is to emerge with a school that has a capacity for Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, October 13 is open house at Chevy Chase Fire Department, Station 7 from 10am – 3pm.
The theme this year focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and urges residents to develop and practice an escape plan and “Have Two Ways Out!” Hey, this strikes close to home for me. My husband got caught in an office building fire this summer, and was rescued by a cherry picker from the 2nd story window of his building. Had he not smashed the window (not an easy feat), who knows what would have happened. Two Ways Out is really good advice. Take two minutes to figure out an escape plan for your family, wherever the location – at home, on vacation, at the office, or at school. It can save a life.
October is Fire Prevention Month and fire stations around Montgomery County will be hosting many educational, family-oriented activities and Open Houses throughout the month. All Open House events are free and will feature many activities including tours of the station, fire safety activities, educational information/handouts, demonstrations of emergency equipment and much more.
Chevy Chase Fire Department, Station 7
8001 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD
I used to take my kids to this event when they were little. They LOVED it.
The Taste of Friendship Heights is upon us. This Saturday, September 29 numerous vendors will be pushing their wares at this annual event (which precedes Taste of Bethesda by one week).
Participating vendors include: Rosa Mexicano, Maggiano’s Little Italy, P.F. Chang’s, The Capital Grille, Potomac Pizza, Frosting A Cupcakery and Indique Heights.
Lia’s and Whole Foods will put on food demos and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School jazz band will perform.
The event will go on rain or shine. Free parking is available behind the Courtyard Marriot and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place.
The Friendship Heights event will feature restaurants from Chevy Chase and just inside the Washington D.C. border from noon to 5 p.m. at The Village Center (4433 South Park Ave.) in Chevy Chase.
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3904 Underwood Street, Town of Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Click here for an architectural tour of homes in the Town of Chevy Chase (not for sale, sadly). It will give you a good feel for the neighborhood.
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The Regional Services Center of Bethesda-Chevy Chase has recently created a wonderful, interactive map that outlines all of the new development (and proposed development) in the downtown area. Click on the markers (red= construction underway, green= approved, blue= under review) and a picture will pop up with building descriptions, function, occupancy, etc. I think it’s pretty cool.
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