Thursday, July 07, 2016

Public meeting tonight on Grosvenor Metro minor master plan

Here's something that popped up on short notice during a holiday week: A kick-off meeting is being held tonight for the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station minor master plan process.

While the agenda refers to improving pedestrian conditions and connectivity, what's really going on here is that WMATA is seeking greater density for its development project at the Metro station. It cannot receive that density without this process, which has previously been referred to as a minor master plan amendment.

The meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM at the Strathmore Music Center, Comcast Lounge, at 5301 Tuckerman Lane.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would make a lot of sense to add density right next to the metro.

Robert Dyer said...

5:13: Yeah, and literally right on top of the current parking lot on the station property. Assuming they can figure out how to handle the students generated by the new development.

Poppy said...

This is an extremely vital Metro station to our community. The Metro is used by the staff responsible for serving drinks and ensuring that clean facilities await us when we attend an evening of Wagner, Garrison Keillor, or a concerto by Mike Mills of REM at Strathmore. We need to make sure these people can get to their jobs on the Metro. There is nothing worse than missing the beginning of the second act because the bar was short staffed during intermission.

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you there, birdbrain! I'll be trolling your ass in person tonight woo woo!!!

Anonymous said...

The suggestions floated thus far are inadequate IMHO. Development at Grosvenor METRO is a no-brainer, but it is critical to provide a viable transit link between Grosvenor and Montgomery Mall (with a stop in Rock Spring). Such a transit link has been in the county’s plans since the early 1990’s and the failure to complete it has led to problems in Rock Spring.

Rockville Pike is an obstacle for pedestrians, bikes and vehicles attempting to access Grosvenor. Hopefully the “improved connectivity” will address this while accommodating a future transit way link.

Anonymous said...

What kind of "transitway" were they intending? BRT?
Will I see some of you tonight?

Anonymous said...

Birdbrain will be there in his tux! His mom always drops him off 15 minutes early so he can sit in the front and play with his legos before it starts. His legos calm him down before he gets all worked up at the sight of the competent City Council.

Anonymous said...

7:45 - That's really mean. Shame on you.

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Anonymous said...

It's still mean. Shame.
Two wrongs don't make a right.

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Anonymous said...

8:30 - That's really mean too. Shame on you.

If you're trying to improve the world, you should start with yourself.

Anonymous said...

"Here's something that popped up on short notice during a holiday week: A kick-off meeting is being held tonight for the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station minor master plan process."

I notice that you provided no link to the actual notice.

Is that because the notice didn't come up as suddenly as you claim that it did?

#Snoribund

Anonymous said...

I wish we could throw dyer in jail - he clearly is the worst element in Bethesda and the MoCo machine should be protected from him.

Anonymous said...

8:40AM - Why do you care so much? You could just stop reading and forget all about Dyer. But it seems important to you to let him know you don't like him.

Why?

Anonymous said...

He is a dangerous fool who would commit us down a dark destructive path @ 8:53 - we can't let birdbrains like him think that he can run amok and destroy the civility of our county.

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Elm said...

"run amok and destroy the civility of our county"....too late, Mr. Leventhal already did that. See Mr. Leventhal's recent rants and his history of unhinged comments.

Anonymous said...

Get lost Elm - you're just as bad as Dyer!

Anonymous said...

10:13 - you sound like a petulant little boy. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

You people are more dangerous than Dyer could ever be.

You must be happy with the idiocracy that is our current county council.

Idiocracy, meaning rule of the stupid.

Robert Dyer said...

8:36: Your favorite publication doesn't give sources - people just sort of float past their window and deliver quotes. So make sure you post dumb comments like this on their site too.

Robert Dyer said...

7:18: It was supposed to be a monorail.

Anonymous said...

"You must be happy with the idiocracy that is our current county council."

Yes, when we see that the alternative is Robin Ficker and Robert Dyer.

Anonymous said...

"Idiocracy, meaning rule of the stupid."

Thanks for the translation, Professor Birdbrain.

Anonymous said...

You see that as the only alternative? No wonder we're in the trouble we're in now. There are many competent people between the wing-nut Ficker and the liar Leventhal.

Robert Dyer said...

12:05: I've been right on the issues (revenue vs. cost of new residential development, jobs and economic development, American Legion Bridge, MCPS performance, etc., etc.) and they've been dead wrong. Only an idiot would keep pursuing a path of failure.

Anonymous said...

12:39 - Considering the crowd here? I had to. It's a pretty big word. Glad it helped you
Love, 10:58

Elm said...

The County used to be run by grownups, but we've been led by clowns like Leventhal for too long now.
Time to correct course and bring in new leadership and new voices.

Anonymous said...

Dyer will be silenced politically for his entire life - must be infuriating to never get off.

Anonymous said...

In your opinion and analysis you are right and they are wrong. Not saying they are right in my opinion. But certainly a lot of people think you are wrong in yours.

Anonymous said...

Why do YOU care so much too that you jump to defend Dyer so quickly?

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer says plenty of mean things to the county council and others too. Same playing field it seems.

Anonymous said...

2:15PM - Your envy is showing.
As is yours 8:09PM.

Ooops.