B-CC Middle School / RCH Park

Update on new B-CC middle school planned for the site of Rock Creek Hills Park

Dear neighbors, Today a crew from the Parks Department removed some swings from the playground in Rock Creek Hills Park, so that they can be re-used elsewhere. The park is slated to close permanently; groundbreaking for the new school is now scheduled for August 20th. As you may know, county Planning Board staff expressed concern …

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March 26 Planning Board Meeting Update

Dear neighbors, [March 26] the Montgomery County Planning Board held a hearing to conduct their “Mandatory Referral” (and Forest Conservation Plan) review of plans submitted by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for construction of a new middle school on the site of Rock Creek Hills Park. As you may know, those plans include retaining walls …

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Thank you for your support

Dear neighbors, Three years ago, seeking to uphold the law and protect Rock Creek Hills Park, we started an uphill battle against Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Board of Education, the Maryland-National Capital Area Parks and Planning Commission, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. One local citizens’ group, Rock Creek Hills, took on multiple …

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A letter to the Planning Board, regarding the middle school project

Dear neighbors, Please find below an email sent today to the Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board. With best regards, Jim ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Jim Pekar Date: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 7:26 AM Subject: Concerns over lengthy delay in Mandatory Referral submission for B-CC Middle School #2 on the site of …

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The Court of Appeals has Declined our Petition for Certiorari

Dear neighbors, I regret to inform you that the Court of Appeals of Maryland has today declined our petition for certiorari, thereby upholding the previous finding of the Court of Special Appeals that we lack standing to bring suit to enforce the law and preserve Rock Creek Hills Park. Your RCHCA Board of Directors will …

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Notice of Next RCHCA General Meeting: Monday 9/22 @ 7:30 pm

Dear neighbors, The Autumn Meeting of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association will take place at 7:30 PM on Monday, September 22nd, in the multipurpose room of Grace Episcopal Day School, at 9411 Connecticut Avenue. The primary topic of the meeting will be review of the plans submitted by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), to …

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Mandatory Referral hearing rescheduled to September 18th

Dear neighbors, The Planning Board’s Mandatory Referral review of the MCPS plans for B-CC Middle School #2, which was to have taken place in mid-July, has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 18th. The reason for the rescheduling is that MCPS has decided to study the possibilities of revising the site design, in order to respond …

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Your Rock Creek Hills Park Update in Two Parts: Litigation & ‘Mandatory Referral’

Dear neighbors, Here is an update on Rock Creek Hills Park, in two parts: • LITIGATION Our “petition for writ of certiorari” has been submitted to the Maryland Court of Appeals (our State’s highest court). Our understanding is that it is likely to take several months for the Court to decide whether to take our …

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