Western Grove Urban Park (P871548)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • Administering Agency: M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area: Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Date Last Modified: 10/2/13
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Preliminary Design Stage

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s) 

Description

Western Grove Urban Park is a two-acre site that provides a significant opportunity to create green open space for the use and enjoyment of urban residents in one of the most densely-populated Metro Station areas in Montgomery County. The site is adjacent to the Friendship Heights CBD and is within the limits of Chevy Chase Village. Now vacant, the site was formerly a single-family home, located at 5409 Grove Street, Chevy Chase.

Location

Near Grove Road Chevy Chase, MD

Justification 

2001 Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan recommended acquisition of this property as parkland; Concept Plan and Program of Requirements approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board and the Board of Managers of Chevy Chase Village, May 2013; Facility Plan approved by Montgomery County Planning Board, September 2013; 2012 Park, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan

Other

This property was acquired as an Urban Open Space through the Legacy Open Space program in 2001, in partnership with Chevy Chase Village ("the Village"). An MOU with the Village of Chevy Chase was created. The Parks Department took control of the property in late 2007 after cessation of a life estate. Since that time, significant site cleanup has occurred on the property including demolition of the structures.

Fiscal Note

The Village of Chevy Chase contributed to the cost of purchasing the property, demolition of the buildings, and to the cost of facility planning. It is anticipated that the Village will continue to contribute to offset the cost of design, construction and maintenance tasks. The Village currently assumes responsibility for trash removal within the park.

Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.

Coordination

Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services; WSSC; DC Dept. of Transportation