Potential Sign Locations

In April, 2014, we applied to Montgomery County for permits to install signs at locations 1, 3, and 4.  Each of these locations is situated within Montgomery County.  Location 2 – the corner of Daniel Road and Western Avenue – is within Disctrict of Columbia right-of-way.  We are deferring location 2 in order to focus efforts on Montgomery County.  


Location 1 – Woodbine Street & Beach Drive – Near the Rollingwood School

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The above Rollingwood signs are shown in actual size, standing at 6 feet tall.  The design is similar to the Chevy Chase West sign on Norwood Drive which stands at 7’4″ in height.



Location 2 Daniel Road & Western Avenue — Southeast Corner of Rollingwood at the DC Line

Daniel & Western

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Location 3Wyndale Road & Beach Drive – Southeast Corner of Rollingwood Along Rock Creek Park

Wyndale & Beach

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Location 4 – Leland Street & Beach Drive – A More Substantial and Prominent Sign on the “grassy triangle” at the Leland Street and Beach Drive.

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9 Comments on “Potential Sign Locations”

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    • We have looked at those border locations along Brookville Road and it is logical to find a sign location there. Those spots are a little more complicated because most are corner lots and have no natural buffer with the adjacent homes. While the state owns the right-of-way along Brookville Road, signs at these locations are essentially in residents’ front lawns; so we would need to design an option that is acceptable to the homeowners. We are currently focussing on locations without these issues. -Fritz Hirst, RCA President

  2. “Potential” sign locations means that the final sites have not been decided? If so, when will the decision be made?
    Six feet high is too low. That height invites graffiti and damage. At least one or, better, two feet higher would be better.
    What is the size of the sign itself?
    Can we illuminate the sign at the triangle near the school? I assume that this site has been decided.
    Can you predict at least an approximate date for the erection of the signs?

    • Hey David, we are working as quickly as possible with Montgomery County government to secure our first permit from the county. Some of the potential sites are controlled by the Park and Planning Commission, and we anticipate it will take some time to work with that agency as well. The County specifies numerous requirements governing location, sign material, post material, and height. Six feet is at the upper limit. Hopefully signs will be in place by the fall.

      Illuminating the sign on the triangle is an interesting idea, and one that the board briefly discussed. Once we have a sign in place, we should look into it. We would need to evaluate the feasibility of running electrical service – likely an expensive item – or maybe a solar option. -Fritz Hirst, President, RCA

  3. Fritz, If “six feet is at the upper limit,” how did Chevy Chase West erect a sign on Norwood Drive at 7′ plus? That is a much better height than 6′ , for the reasons I gave earlier. And what is the proposed size of our sign (not the height of the post)?
    Solar power would be an interesting and inexpensive experiment at the grassy triangle. And if it worked we would be get a lot of free publicity!
    I’m NOT giving you a hard time about the delay; I have worked in a large bureaucracy and I know what dealing with one (or several) involves. Still, once your request reaches, for example, the Park and Planning Commission, it should not take more than  half an hour for the official(s) there to decide! It ain’t that complicated and the fate of the Free World is not in the balance …
    Cheers, David

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  5. Has any progress been made in the signage issue, e.g.:
    – are “potential” sites now “approved” sites?
    – how many hurdles in the approval process remain?
    – is there as yet even a vague date for the erection of the signs?


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