Friday, February 22, 2013

Lot 31 Project Update – February 22, 2013

The Lot 31 project continues to progress on schedule according to developers StonebridgeCarras/PN Hoffman. The majority of the work continues to be site excavation, sheeting/shoring and support of excavation. That will change starting next week.

The contractor will complete this session of blasting by Wednesday, February 27, (assuming no significant weather delay). Next week the first of three tower cranes will start to be erected on the site. Concrete pouring will begin in March for specific locations. Foundations, footings and a permanent drainage system will also begin installation in March.

Please note that as the concrete operation begins the project will be utilizing the Bethesda Avenue construction entrance in addition to the Woodmont Avenue entrance. The Contractor will utilize flag personnel as necessary to manage the project's truck traffic.

For more information about the project - and parking options in nearby Bethesda Row - visit


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bethesda Survey

The Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) wants to hear from you, via an online survey, to find out what you like and don't like about Bethesda.

Follow this link to take the survey.

BUP is a non-profit organization created by the County in 1994. It handles landscaping and maintenance in downtown Bethesda, as well as promotion of the downtown through innovative marketing campaigns and large-scale events. It also manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, operates Bethesda Transportation Solutions and manages the Bethesda Circulator.

The BUP Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 7:45am in the Bethesda Urban Partnership conference room. Meetings are open to the public.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lisa Neuder joins the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board

Lisa Neuder of North Bethesda was confirmed by the County Council on Tuesday, February 12, as the newest member of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board.  She replaces Dan Hoffman of North Bethesda, who recently accepted a position as Montgomery County's Chief Innovation Officer.

Lisa is a Montgomery County native and has lived in North Bethesda for five years. She is a lawyer with an MBA. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, she has served in both the executive and legislative branches. Lisa has worked in several positions within the U.S. Department of Treasury and as a Legislative Counsel for several members of Congress, both in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. She also has served as a political appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Lisa was recently selected to participate in the inaugural class of the D.C. Bar Leadership Academy (2013). She has received a number of awards for her service in the county including, from the County Executive for service to Community Action’s VITA and Financial Education programs for three consecutive years. She is an active member of the Legislative Committee for the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County and volunteers with the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection. She has previously served as Treasurer and Board Member of Montgomery Women.

The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board meets next Tuesday, February 19, 7pm to discuss the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan.  Also on the agenda is a presentation from Police Commander David Falcinelli and a presentation from the Coalition for Smarter Growth.  The meeting will be held at the B-CC Regional Services Center and is open to all.