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Community Meeting Location for Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan on April 27 Has Changed to Tilden Middle School in Rockville

April 25, 2017

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Preliminary recommendations for transportation, zoning, parks, sustainability and urban design will be discussed at meeting to offer opportunity for public feedback

SILVER SPRING, MDThe Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has changed the location for a community meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 to discuss the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan. The meeting will be held at the Tilden Middle School (11211 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852) from 7 to 9 p.m. (not at the Garrett Park Elementary School as previously scheduled).

Planners will present preliminary recommendations for transportation, zoning, parks and open space, sustainability and urban design within the plan area around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. A discussion among planners and participants will follow to solicit feedback about the recommendations. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

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About the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan

The current plan is an amendment to the 1992 North Bethesda Garrett Park Master Plan.  The 1992 Master Plan made significant recommendations to concentrate density around the Metro stations within the plan area, including residential development around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station.

Since that plan was adopted, the Strathmore Music Center was built to the north of the Metro station. The center includes a 1,976-seat concert hall, which has rapidly become a regional arts destination.

In 2013, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which operates the Metro system, requested development proposals for its parking lot facility at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station and selected Fivesquares Development for the project.

The pending redevelopment of the WMATA property is a primary reason the Planning Department is undertaking the Grosvenor-Strathmore Minor Area Master Plan. The plan boundaries have also been modified in order to narrow the scope of issues and expedite the schedule. The purpose of this plan is to enhance the vitality and longevity of Strathmore, improve the area’s connectivity for non-auto modes of transit and encourage a shared Grosvenor-Strathmore identity through public space and art.