Pool Party | CPSC Ad Hoc Committee | Guidelines | Kidical Mass Bike Ride

Hello Neighbors,

Pool & Raft Party
Just a reminder that the Washingtonian Woods Summer Kick-Off Pool & Raft Party is this Friday evening, June 12th, from 6pm until 9pm!  Please note that we modified the start time slightly — the party now starts at 6pm.  Please help us spread the word, and we hope to see you all there!

WHAT:  Washingtonian Woods Summer Kick-Off Pool & Raft Party
WHEN:  Friday, June 12th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring your own rafts.
Music, Pizza, Sodas and Carmen’s Italian Ice provided.
Glass containers are prohibited on the pool deck.
The pool will remain open until 9:00 pm.
Rain Date:  Saturday, June 13th

CPSC Ad Hoc Committee
The Gaithersburg City Council has officially created the Ad Hoc Committee for the former Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) site in our neighborhood.  If you are interested in serving on this committee to help plan the new 10-acre park, please submit your application to City Hall by June 30, 2015.  At least one slot is specifically designated for a WW resident.

The demolition of most of the existing buildings on the site will occur in late summer or fall. The City is hosting a community meeting for residents adjacent to the site on June 23 to explain the demolition process, what to expect, and the measures being taken to minimize noise, dust, and other nuisances.  Development of the park amenities within the site is going to be a deliberate multi-year process.  The recently passed capital budget allocates $3 million and anticipates it will cost around $6 million in total over the next few years.

More details on the Committee and how to submit your application can be found here on the City of Gaithersburg web site.  This is a great opportunity for members of our community to engage with the City and directly influence the use of this land that borders our neighborhood.

Architectural Guidelines
Thank you to all neighbors who submitted public comment on the Draft Architectural Guidelines and Change Application.  The Architectural Review Committee will be updating and incorporating feedback into the draft documents over the coming weeks.  The revised documents will be shared with the community prior to being voted on by the Board.

Kidical Mass Bike Ride Coming to Washingtonian Woods
Kidical Mass Gaithersburg’s June Social ride will be coming to Washingtonian Woods on Saturday, June 13th.  The group will meet at the entrance to the CPSC site at 10901 Darnestown Road at 10 am and will ride on shared used paths and low traffic level streets through Washingtonian Woods.  The ride will end at Washingtonian Woods Park at 341 Upshire Circle.  All are welcome to join.  Click here to learn more about Kidical Mass and the Washingtonian Woods ride.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA