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Montgomery for All February Meeting: Updates on Missing Middle in NoVA and Attainable Housing in MoCo

Join us virtually as we hear from some fantastic speakers about what’s happening in the DC suburbs to re-legalize duplexes, triplexes, and other small multifamily buildings.

Webinar: Reducing climate pollution and promoting affordable transportation choices

Join us to learn about how this legislation will align Maryland’s transportation plans with its climate targets and expand access to affordable transportation choices – transit, walking, biking, and housing near jobs/services.

Latest Happenings


Comments on Arlington County’s Columbia Pike Plan and Streetcar

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The key to a sustainable and equitable future for our region is a network of transit-oriented communities which mix a range of housing with jobs and services. We need the next generation of transit including streetcar, light rail, and bus rapid transit to expand high capacity transit service to more of our region, expanding access to jobs, reducingvehicle trips and fighting climate change. TOD not only maximizes transit trips but it also maximizes walking and bicycling trips as demonstrated by recent Council of Governments' travel surveys.

Public Hearing Testimony Regarding Montgomery County Bus Rapid Transit Proposal

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In the last couple of years we have seen Montgomery County renewing its focus on transit and transit-oriented development (TOD) -- first and foremost with the Purple Line, as well as the White Flint plan, CR Zone and now the Rapid Transit proposal in the list of important county initiatives.

Testimony Regarding Residential On-Street Parking Management Issues Before the Committee on the Environment, Public Works, and Transportation

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With more effective management of the District's on-street vehicle parking space we can foster quality neighborhoods, reduce congestion and air pollution, and enhance housing affordability. As a participant in the 2003 Mayor Williams' Parking Task Force, I continue to support many of the reforms that were proposed in Task Force Report, including the recommendation "that parking is market priced for all users." We still need to move forward in this direction - price parking so that supply equals demand. Where supply is ample, prices will be low. Where demand is high, price should reflect that scarcity.

Testimony before the D.C. Zoning Commission in support of the Hine Junior High School project

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We wish to express our support for the proposed project for the Hine Junior High School site. We concur with the results of the HPRB approvals and believe that the proposed scale and overall design conforms to the Capitol Hill Historic District and enhances key historic assets such as the open space of the L'Enfant square on Pennsylvania Avenue and the market house. Given the large amount of open space adjacent to the site, we agree that a larger scale building is needed to give definition to the expansive square around Pennsylvania Avenue. The project also restores the historic street grid with the reconstruction of C Street. The project offers important benefits to the community in the form of a flexible low-speed C Street that can accommodate an adapted flea market, new retail space to complement Eastern Market and Pennsylvania Avenue retail, office space to support surrounding businesses, and affordable and accessible housing.

Support of proposed ZTA revising the requirements for permitting accessory apartments

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We strongly support the zoning text amendment proposal to revise and similify the requirements for permitting accessory dwellings. We commend the Planning Board for addressing some of the key problems within the current rules which are discouraging the creation of accessory apartments that are perfectly compatible with existing neighborhoods. We also commend the Board for recognizing the potential of accessory units as a key opportunity to address the county's tremendous affordable housing shortfall.