Update on Proposed Bus Depot at Carver

Carver's Class of 1953

Carver’s Class of 1953

Earlier this month, Peerless Rockville submitted a letter to the Montgomery County Board of Education and Rockville Mayor and Council highlighting the history of the Carver Educational Services building and advocating respect for its historic designation in light of the proposed relocation of a bus depot to the property and its designated viewshed.

On Monday, Mayor and Council voted to send a letter in opposition to the placement of the bus depot at this site. Board of Education President Michael Durso sent a letter to Council Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Nancy Floreen, and Councilmembers requesting a delay in the issuance of the Declaration of No Further Need on the Shady Grove Transportation Depot until a permanent solution for relocation is identified and implemented. You can read that letter here.

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Mayor and Council Hearing on Chestnut Lodge Development Plans Tonight

chestnut lodgein the 80sweb

Chestnut Lodge in the 1980s

Tonight, Monday, April 25th, Rockville Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal to construct seven townhomes at the former site of Chestnut Lodge at 7 pm in the Mayor and Council Chambers at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue.

If you would like to speak out on this topic, call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280 by 4 pm today. Written testimony can be e-mailed to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov or mailed to City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.

Click here to read Peerless Rockville’s letter to Mayor and Council regarding the PRU amendment to permit town homes.

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Quality Hill: First Communities of Rockville Presentation and Walking Tour

QualityhillnotextFirst Communities of Rockville: Quality Hill
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Grand Courtroom of the Red Brick Courthouse,
Lecture: 9:30 am-12 pm
Walking Tour at 11 am
Admission: $10 Peerless Members/$15 Non-Members
Purchase tickets here.

Presented by John Carter and Hannelore Quigley.

A special presentation and walking tour of Quality Hill, one of Rockville’s earliest communities. Concentrated along both sides of West Montgomery Avenue and Adams Street, Quality Hill traces its roots to the 1784 division of 45 acres of land into Rockville’s first streets, lots and blocks. This unique genealogical and historical presentation will trace families from the surrounding farmland as they move in to Rockville during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These families, their homes, churches, and institutions left a lasting imprint on the city we know today. Join us to uncover the history of early Rockville through the eyes of the descendants of these first families. An hour-long, narrated walking tour will begin at the Red Brick Courthouse and showcase the historic family homes of Quality Hill as well as the churches and institutions that formed the complete community.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Already a member, you can get the $5 discount promotional code or pay directly for your tickets by calling the Peerless office at 301-762-0096. Not a member? Get the discount member price by joining today.

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Peerless Rockville’s statement on the proposed bus depot at Carver

Please follow this link to read Peerless Rockville’s letter to Mayor and Council concerning the proposed relocation of a school bus depot to Carver Educational Services Center.

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Rockville 2040 Master Plan Update Process

Rockville 2040

The City of Rockville is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Master Plan. This includes a historic preservation component. We encourage Peerless members and citizens of Rockville to take an active interest and have their voices heard on the future of the City, particularly protecting its historic resources. The current phase focuses on a revision of the broader 2002 Master Plan document and other aspects that emerge during the community conversation. If you are interested in participating, please visit the City website to see relevant documents and sign up to their e-mail listserv.

Consider attending the Citywide public forums at VisArts at Rockville Town Square
on the following dates to help develop goals and policies for the City’s future: April 19, May 10, May 24, June 14 at 6:30 pm (Dinner will be served).

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