Public Meeting Will Be Held on February 14 to Discuss Results of Traffic Modeling Study for Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan

February 1, 2017

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Planners will present preliminary concepts for land use and connectivity with goal of creating a cohesive neighborhood near transit

SILVER SPRING, MDThe Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Garrett Park Elementary School (4810 Oxford St, Garrett Park, MD) to discuss the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan. Go online to RSVP for the meeting.

During the event, planners will present the results of the traffic modeling study as well as draft preliminary concepts for land use and connectivity for the area near the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. The traffic modeling is based on the development and density proposed for the area to determine levels of congestion that could be experienced on roads and at intersections. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions about the traffic study and preliminary concepts for the plan area.

About the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro 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 Master Plan and the plan boundaries were modified 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 connectivity for non-auto modes of transit and encourage a shared Grosvenor-Strathmore identity through public space and art.

Learn more about the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan and sign up for the plan e-newsletter to hear about future meetings.