Here are two additional files that may be of interest to our neighbors. One is a plat of the park showing the topographical lines. The other is the text of the 1990 deed transferring the land from the school system to the Parks Department.
Here is a copy of the Compliance Board’s letter to BOE acknowledging our complaint.
Here is a copy of the original complaint that was filed on June 4, 2011: 2011 06 04 Complaint Filed with Compliance Board
Here is a copy of the BOE’s response to John Robinson’s May 18, 2011 letter.
The original letter is found here: 2011 05 17 Final Board Letter on May 17 meeting_of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association
MCPS Division of Construction provided this link. Meeting minutes and powerpoints will be posted 5 business days after each meeting.
If you are interested in learning more about the Montgomery County Public
School’s plans for constructing a new middle school in Rock Creek Hills
Park, and if you would like to participate in the process for planning and
designing this facility, the first public meeting is scheduled for this
Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. According to MCPS, the purpose of this and
subsequent meetings is to develop a preliminary design for the school, as
well as pedestrian and traffic flows to the site.
A copy of the complaint (34-page pdf file) filed by Sam Statland, Vice President of Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association, is found below:
The following is the Text of the Appeal to the Maryland State Board of Education. (14 page pdf file)
The following document is the Montgomery County Board of Education’s official announcement regarding the feasibility study for the Rock Creek Hills Park middle school site.
Printer Friendly pdf file available here: 2011 05 26 MCPS Ltr Announcing Community Meetings on Feasibility Study
From: Dennis F. Cross, AIA, , Project Manager
Subject: Bethesda Chevy Chase Middle School # 2 – New School
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is about to conduct a
Feasibility Study for a new middle school to be located at Rock Creek
Hills Local Park, 3701 Saul Road, Kensington, MD 20895, a former
The design is being conducted by a Facility Advisory Committee (FAC)
that is chaired by the Westland Middle School Principal; Mr. Daniel J.
Vogelman. The FAC will include representatives of the schools, PTA,
neighbors, government agencies, the design architects, Samaha
Architects, and staff from MCPS Division of Construction.
The purpose of these meetings is to develop a preliminary design for
the school project. It is an evolving process whereby input from the
previous meeting is incorporated into the ongoing proposed design.
These meetings are to determine spatial relationships within the
school’s interior, the pedestrian and traffic flow of the site and how
the school will fit into the community at large.
As shown below, the FAC meeting/work sessions are scheduled in the
afternoons and evenings to allow maximum community involvement.
FAC Work Session Meeting #1 Wednesday, June 8, 2011 7:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #2 Wednesday, June 22 2011 2:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #3 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #4 Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #5 Wednesday, August, 10, 2011 7:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #6 Wednesday, August, 17, 2011 2:00 pm BCC HS
FAC PTA/Community Presentation Thursday, September, 8, 2011 7:00 pm
This letter is to inform you of the schedule for the design process
and to encourage you to participate. While all are invited, the
community is encouraged to send representatives from their respective
streets, areas, and community associations. Everyone present will hear
about the design process, its timetable, and the plans for keeping
people informed about the project.
Dennis F. Cross, AIA
Lend a hand, PLEASE, pruning the barbary bushes, weeding, putting down weed block, and spreading mulch. I know it sounds like a tall order, but many hands… I don’t need to tell you.
Since the triangle is in direct sun, I propose early morning or early evening sessions. I’m available early Saturday morning, or Monday, Tues, Wed evening next week. But don’t let that stop you. If you have time – any time – Have at it. The weed block and bags o’mulch are at the Littledale end of my driveway. If you would like a wheel barrow to haul the mulch, knock on our door — I just don’t want to leave it out for the taking. We also have recycle bins for the waste.
Alternatively, if you have a trusted garden person who you would like to commission to help out on your behalf — that’s great too.
Thanks and Happy Memorial Day!