Thursday, February 5, 2009

so many meetings on thursday

This bus is in Alexandria. Don't know if Metro runs flowery buses in East County.

It's a big day for meetings in East County, with a major development proposal, the redesign of a major Metrobus line, and the new Silver Spring Library all on the docket. Check it out:

- The day starts at 1pm as the Planning Board reviews a preliminary plan (warning! PDF file) to develop fifty-one townhomes and single-family homes on the forty-two-acre Anselmo property on Briggs Chaney Road in Cloverly. In their report to the board, Planning Department staff raise concerns about the design, which places the townhomes along Briggs Chaney - a street currently dominated by homes on one-acre lots - while siting the single-family homes in a separate cluster away from the road.

- Right around dinner time, Metro's kicks off its study of the Q2 Metrobus line, which runs between the Silver Spring and Shady Grove Metro stations via Veirs Mill Road, with a meeting also on Thursday night. Throughout the next several months, they'll be surveying riders and implementing their suggestions on how to make the route, one of the most heavily-traveled Metrobus lines in the system, more effective. This meeting will be held at the Holiday Park Senior Center on the corner of Veirs Mill and Ferrara Drive in Wheaton at 6:30pm.

- Finally, the County discusses the new Silver Spring Library and whether to build a bridge or an at-grade crossing between the new facility and the Wayne Avenue parking garage across the street. That meeting is at 7pm in the current Silver Spring Library on Colesville Road.


WashingtonGardener said...

Sis anyone attend that Q2 mtg? I had to miss it for yet another mtg not listed in your list. I'm very interested though to know about any chance of a Q2 Express bus option that would connect Shady Grove - Rockville - Silver Spring without the many stops inbetween.

Thomas Hardman said...

From Carolyn McKenzie of the Mid-County Service Center:

Come and learn about the possibilities for the Wheaton Regional
Library รข a renovated Library at its present location OR a new
Library as part of a revitalized Wheaton Town Center!

We need your feedback!

A meeting will be held at the Wheaton Regional Library
11701 Georgia Avenue (large meeting room) on
Monday, February 9th from
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend, please send your thoughts and comments
to us at .

Also, please help us get the word out to your friends, neighbors and

Please feel free to forward this email.

Carol McKenzie
Assistant Director
Mid-County Regional Center
2424 Reedie Drive
Wheaton, MD 20902