County Council scheduled to formally approve Westbard Sector Plan

After more than a year and a half of debate, Montgomery County Council members are scheduled Tuesday to approve updates to the Westbard Sector Plan that will guide development in the Bethesda neighborhood for the next three decades. The council gave its preliminary approval to the plan in March. The plan, if fully built out, would add about 1,200 new residential units to the area surrounding Westbard Avenue. Residents in the area have held protests and regularly criticized the plan that they say would bring too many new residents to the suburban enclave.

Chevy Chase Land Co. to provide updates on The Collection

The developer is scheduled to host a community meeting Monday night at Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Ave., at 7:30 p.m. to discuss updates to the high-end shopping center The Collection. Chevy Chase Land Co. submitted plans last month to the Montgomery County Planning Board to renovate the shopping center to create smaller retail and restaurant spaces.

UPDATE: Red Line maintenance continues

Update – 2:45 p.m. – The Red Line in the Bethesda area will continue to undergo a “maintenance surge” this week during midday and evening hours. The surge is being undertaken to attempt to address water leaking issues that have been linked to arcing insulator incidents in the tunnel below Bethesda. Metro said Monday in an advisory the maintenance surge, which will cause trains to single-track between the Van Ness and Medical Center stations, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday.


Metro had originally planned to end the surge and resume normal service Monday, but spokeswoman Sherri Ly said “Based on progress we’re making, we’re going to continue the surge through the week.” 

Doc Around the Clock films to be screened Monday night in Silver Spring

Four teams of documentary filmmakers worked around the clock filming for one weekend to create the four documentaries that will be screened Monday night at the Doc Around the Clock Showcase at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Attendees can meet the filmmakers and vote for their favorite documentary at the free 7 p.m. event.


Showers possible every day this week

The wet weather is expected to continue this week with possible thunderstorms Monday afternoon and a high reaching into the mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with highs expected in the mid- to upper-60s. Lows this week are predicted to drop into the low-40s.

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