The Recording of the PRA Fall 2022 Meeting on Thrive 2050 held on Monday, October 17 via Zoom can be found here.
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Minutes of the meeting and links to items referred to by the speakers and by those attending in the meeting will be published later.
Thrive 2050 is the proposed general plan for Montgomery County in areas that will affect all of us: housing, economic development, social justice, the environment, and the quality of our parks. One issue that has drawn particular attention from many citizens is housing – the need for more of it in the county, the high cost of much of it, the lack of enough affordable places, and inequities in access. Thrive could result in zoning changes that would, among other things, allow multiplex houses in single family communities. At the same time, some worry that the plan doesn’t do enough to address affordable housing and racial equity.
The County Council is currently reviewing Thrive 2050 and is likely to hold a final vote by the end of the month. Even if it passes, implementation will require laws and regulations that will have to be passed most likely by the new Council that will be elected in November and take office in December. Thrive will be an active issue for us for some time.
Join the PRA
Membership in the Parkwood Residents Association is open to all residents of the Parkwood neighborhood located in Bethesda and Kensington, Maryland. Annual dues are just $10 per household and are put toward community activities. Full details on how to join or renew your membership can be found here.
The email list is open to residents of Parkwood. Non-resident individuals will be considered on a case-by-case basis, based on their specific association with Parkwood. Commercial solicitations are prohibited. You can access or join the listserve here.
Alternatively, to register for the PRA listserve, please go the Google Groups website and enter “PRA-listserve” in the search box at the top of the screen. Select the PRA Listserve Group and then “Apply to be a member”. In the information box please put your name and address or, if you do not live in Parkwood, put in the reason you would like to join the group. Most requests will be approved within 48 hours. You will receive a confirmation message when your email address has been added to the group. For more information and instructions for using the listserve, download this user guide.
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Things of interest
The Montgomery County Police Non Emergency Number is (301) 279 8000. Please use this number to report any minor incidents you see in the neighborhood. Theft from unlocked cars constitutes the majority of incidents within our community, please remember to lock your car when you leave it.
Help keep Parkwood beautiful. You can dial 311 to request mowing of common areas, or report it to the Beautification Comittee.
Montgomery County requires that dogs are leashed when off the owner’s property and that owners clean up after their pets. To assist, the PRA maintains six litter bag dispensers in Parkwood: one at the park entrance at Saul and Parkwood, two on the KP Elementary playground (one at each backstop), one near the intersection of Wildwood and Dresden, one at the intersection of Wildwood and Parkwood Drive, and one at the easement entrance on Edgefield Road. If you notice that a dispenser is empty, please send a message noting which dispenser needs to be refilled to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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