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Friendship Heights Urban Design Study  

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The Friendship Heights Urban Design Study analyzes how people experience the open spaces, pedestrian and transit networks, activity centers and public life in Friendship Heights today. The study includes a significant community engagement component and is focused on the urban design strengths and needs of this cross-jurisdictional transit-oriented community. The study will generally focus on the area within the 1998 Friendship Heights Sector Plan boundary but is also considering the surrounding neighborhood context on all sides.

In July 2023 Staff presented the scope of work to the Planning Board. A community engagement effort will begin in the fall. Please stay tuned for more details and be sure to sign up for the Friendship Heights e-letter.

Fall Engagement Opportunities

There are several ways to participate in the Friendship Heights Urban Design Study.

Open House Events

Staff hosted two open house events in Friendship Heights in October. Residents had the opportunity  to talk with Planning Staff, ask questions and participate in activities that focus on public places in Friendship Heights.

Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center
5311 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Monday, October 30, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 S Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Last Updated: November 13, 2023