New Bethesda Downtown Plan

The Planning Department is working on a new development plan for downtown Bethesda.  Below is a meeting announcement inviting you to learn more and participate in the process.  The “Scope of Work” document is an initial step taken before sector and master plan amendments.

Public invited to meeting on draft ‘Scope of Work’ on Monday Jan. 27

Get the latest information about the progress of the new Bethesda Downtown Plan. Find out how you can get involved and learn about the schedule and the outreach strategy. Planning Department staff will be at the Bethesda Regional Services Center on Monday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to give a short presentation and to answer any questions and you are invited! The Planning Board will discuss the Bethesda Downtown plan at their Board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30


3 Comments on “New Bethesda Downtown Plan”

  1. Fred, has anything happened since I last inquired about the Rollingwood signs.?
    What is causing the delay, which is now becoming almost, but not quite, absurd. Will the signs be erected this year? I think RCA members deserve a statement which tells us the reason(s) for the continued delay, what we are doing about them and when the signs are likely to be in place.

  2. Hi David- Thanks for your inquiry. Can’t disagree with your sentiments regarding how long this is taking. We are in the midst of preparing permit applications for three locations — a main sign on the Leland Triangle, and smaller signs on posts at Woodbine and Beach, and Wyndale and Beach. This involves preparing site diagrams, photos, an aerial photograph, and diagram of the sign. Five sets for each permit. There is also a requirement that adjacent neighbors be notified. The permit goes to the County. Assuming no other agencies get involved, the Sign Review Board will review as well. I guess it’s always wise to hope for the best and plan for the worst, but my hope is to have these signs up by the spring. I am dreaming of the day when we have a community event formally dedicating the signs. I will post additional details on the website upon completion of the permit applications. Thanks for your patience. -Fritz

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