Please see the attached document for a wealth of December activities at Chevy Chase Library.
This is a reminder that MDOT SHA will hold a Consulting Parties meeting for the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Study Section 106 process on Tuesday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. at MDOT SHA’s District 3 office in Greenbelt (9300 Kenilworth Ave, Greenbelt, MD 20770).
The meeting agenda is below; there will be time for questions and discussion of any additional topics at the end of the meeting. Following the meeting, SHA will also make a PDF of the presentation slides available for later reference.
If you cannot attend in person, there is an online and phone option.
Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 728-194-829
First GoToMeeting? Do a quick system check:
• Introductions (Steve Archer, All) • FHWA Introduction (Jeanette Mar, David Clarke, FHWA) • General Study Updates (Caryn Brookman) • Historic Properties Status Updates (Steve Archer) o Documents Available o Fieldwork Update – Archaeology and Structures • Programmatic Agreement Development (Steve Archer) • Discussion of Gap Analysis (Research Methods) and Suburbanization Context • Discussion, Next Steps and Adjourn
The following information is included in the November newsletter, which will be distributed over the next few days; however, due to the scheduled consulting party meeting on November 13, Village management wanted residents to receive the following information as soon as possible.
I-495/I-270 Managed Lane Study: MDOT SHA is continuing Section 106 consultation on the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Study. Two new documents are available for comment.
The documents are posted at https://sftp1.mdot.state.md.us/ and include:
1. MDOT SHA’s Gap Analysis, that outlines previously evaluated and unevaluated portions of the corridor, the fieldwork evaluation methodology. This version has minor redactions to protect specific archaeological site location information.
2. Draft Suburbanization Context Addendum, that describes historical trends, property types, and significance assessment considerations for properties dating from the 1960-1980 period in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. (MDOT SHA is, in general, using a 1978 cut-off date to evaluate properties that may turn 50 years old during the ultimate course of the project).
3. As a reference only, and at the request of consulting parties, SHE is posting the original 1999 suburbanization context, that the new document supplements (please do not provide comments on this document!).
Please note the username and password to access these documents:
Residents are invited to the next consulting party meeting – Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:00am at MDOT SHA’s District 3 office (9300 Kenilworth Ave, Greenbelt, MD 20770). Prior to the meeting, a call-in number will be provided for those unavailable to join in person (and distributed on the listserv as well as posted on the Village website). At the meeting, SHA will discuss the documents, fieldwork updates, and next steps in Programmatic Agreement development.
Any comments on the documents may be emailed directly to Steve Archer, Cultural Resources Team Leader, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Environmental Planning Division at [email protected] or provided at the consulting party meeting on 11/13. For SHA to fully consider comments and incorporate them into any revisions, comments should be provided no later than Monday, November 19, 2018, close-of-business.
If you would enjoy the intimate sounds of a string quartet in an acoustically splendid setting, circle Sunday, November 11, on your calendar. At 4 p.m. on that date, the Left Bank Quartet, the University of Maryland faculty string quartet, will offer a free performance at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle NW. On the program are works by Franz Schubert and Leon Janacek as well as one by the contemporary composer Mark Wilson. The performance is part of the 48th season of Chevy Chase Concerts. A reception to meet the artists will follow the concert. www.chevychasepc.org Tel 202-363-2202 www.leftbankquartet.org