Montgomery County’s fight over ADUs

The conversation surrounding ADUs continue and that includes our own Forest Glen!

https://wamu.org/story/19/07/08/in-montgomery-county-a-big-fight-over-small-apartments/

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A Very Special Thank You

Today the County Council voted to appoint me to the Montgomery Planning Board. Thank you everyone for your support throughout this process. I promise to serve our wonderful county with honor and integrity.

You can read more about today’s event here.

Help us get Construction Funding!

ACTION ALERT: Help us get construction funding for Georgia Ave!

We have made progress and are so close to getting the funding for the Georgia Ave improvements to go from plan to reality.

Until recently, funding has been the barrier. The State will provide some funding AND the County has agreed to provide some cost-share with the State. On our request, the State is considering filing a grant for federal funding. Georgia Ave is one of two projects being considered. But SHA wants to make sure that the improvements have broad support from the community.

Please take a minute to send a letter to SHA Administrator Greg Slater to encourage him to file the grant and implement the road improvements. Below is a rendering of what Georgia Ave could look like. Just imagine how much better it can be!

A sample letter is available at https://friendsofforestglen.org.

Feel free to modify the letter or write your own letter. If you use the sample letter, please make sure to personalize it with you name and address and why the improvements are important to you.

PLEASE send a copy of your email or letter to us at FixGeorgiaAve@gmail.com and to the elected officials at the bottom of the letter. If you have a friend or neighbor that will send a letter, please spread the word.

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I’m Running for Planning Board!

Dear Readers –

I’m excited to announce that I am putting my hat in the ring for the open seat at the Montgomery County Planning Board.

As a lifelong Montgomery County resident, I am committed to ensuring our county continues to invest in smart, green, and equitable policies that not only grow our economy, but also create a “sense of place” for all of our vibrant neighborhoods. Most importantly, as the son of immigrants, I hope to be a voice for our county’s more diverse populations and to advocate particularly for inclusive policies that serve our most vulnerable populations.

From my position as the Land Use Chair on the Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board to being on the Executive Board of the Sierra Club, to founding the Friends of Forest Glen and Montgomery Hills, I am a dedicated advocate who will work tirelessly for the issues that affect our communities.

It would be my honor to have your support and would love if you could show your support by emailing our County Council at

County.Council@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov

Thank you!

-Partap Verma

New Bakery opens in MH!

Nothing Bundt Cakes is coming to Montgomery Hills! 

 

You may have seen the signs or heard the news – Nothing Bundt Cakes is opening soon! Owner Katheryn Hoerster is happy to announce a projected soft opening date of December 31st for the cake shop located in Seminary Place Shopping Center. 

 

Nothing Bundt Cakes carries a variety of sizes and flavors of delicious bundt cakes, as well as a selection of gifts, cards, candles, and balloons to enhance any celebration. When the bakery opens, the rotating flavor will be Snickerdoodle, a cinnamon and sugar cake topped with their signature cream cheese frosting. Other popular flavors include White Chocolate Raspberry, Lemon, Red Velvet, and Chocolate Chocolate Chip. With four sizes of cakes, there is a solution for all your cake needs, whether business-to-business, gift giving, holidays, birthdays, or weddings.

 

Katheryn says she feels lucky to have found space in Montgomery Hills and is looking forward to being a part of the neighborhood. Silver Spring has been so welcoming over the last few months she says, and Im excited to be part of such a great community. Though the area is facing some infrastructure challenges, she knows the vibrant and bustling neighborhood is a fantastic location for a bakery.

 

The Grand Opening party – CAKE-A-POLOOZA 2019 – will be held on Saturday, January 26th, with fun activities (and plenty of cake) for all ages. The chamber-hosted ribbon cutting will be January 23rd at 4:00. The whole community is invited to both events!