Planning Board To Discuss Chevy Chase Park On Thursday

Concept Plan for the Chevy Chase Open Space ParkMontgomery County Parks will present its plan for a joint park project with Chevy Chase Village on Thursday to the County Planning Board.

It’s the first step in getting permitting and construction approval for the unique project, which Chevy Chase leaders helped fund to provide a green space on the edge of very urban Friendship Heights.

The two-acre property, bordered by Grove Street and Western Avenue, used to have a single-family home. Chevy Chase Village contributed $1.25 million of the $5 million purchase price of the land and half of the cost for demolishing the house ($39,000). The deal is a rare Parks partnership with a municipality.

Last year, Chevy Chase village approved a Concept Plan for the park, which proposed a main pedestrian walkway, woodlawn walkway, picnic plaza, great lawn, natural play area and mix of gardens.

Now the County Planning Board will begin its approval process. The hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Image via Montgomery County Planning Department

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