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Report: Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan Critiqued by Council Members

The planning department's recommendations for the Chevy Chase Lake sector came under criticism during the Montgomery County Council's first work session on the sector plan.

The Montgomery County Planning Board's recommendations for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan came under criticism from the Montgomery County Council late last month, when the council took up the sector plan for the first time, Bethesda Now reported.

At-large Councilman Marc Elrich said that the plan was focused too much on creating density around the planned Purple Line station in Chevy Chase Lake, rather than on the needs of the existing community, according to Bethesda Now.

"The purpose of planning is not to provide riders for transit systems," Elrich said, Bethesda Now reported. "The purpose of planning, I thought, was to provide livable communities," Elrich added.

The council's next work session for the sector plan will take place in June.

Read more about this first work session on Bethesda Now's website.

Read more about the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan on Patch:

  • Residents Oppose Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan Backed by Planning Board (March 6, 2013)
  • Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan Draft Goes to County Council (Jan. 22, 2013)
  • Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan Draft up for Board Approval (Jan. 16, 2013)
  • Making Buildings (Look) Smaller in Chevy Chase Lake (Jan. 13, 2013)
  • Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan Goes to County Executive Jan. 31 (Dec. 12, 2012)
  • Planning Board OKs 150-Ft. Building for Chevy Chase Lake (Nov. 28, 2012)
  • HOC Requests Density Increase in Chevy Chase Lake (Oct. 25, 2012)
  • Planners Envision Chevy Chase Lake Sector Development (Sept. 17, 2012)
  • Speak Out: Is Parking in Chevy Chase Lake a Problem? (Aug. 27. 2012)
  • Planners Suggest 'Traditional' Look for Chevy Chase Lake (July 26, 2012)
  • Chevy Chase Lake: Is There a Middle Ground for Height? (July 24, 2012)
  • Chevy Chase Lake Sector Recommendations to Go Before Planning Board (July 10, 2012)
  •  (June 27, 2012)
  • How Did Chevy Chase Lake Get Its Name? (June 27, 2012)
  • Chevy Chase Land Company Hits Reset Button on Development Plans (Sept. 13, 2011)
  • Laughter Erupts at Visions of 'Brave New World' (April 28, 2011)
Jeff Hooke April 05, 2013 at 02:21 PM
The Chevy Chase Lake plan is an immense giveaway to the Land Company , which pays almost nothing for the valuable up-zoning. A reasonable estimate of that value is $75 million - $100 million.

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