We had an excellent turnout of over 80 people at the CCT meeting this past Tuesday evening at the Clubhouse. Attendees included many neighbors as well as Mayor Katz; Gaithersburg City Council Members, Jud Ashman, Mike Sesma and Cathy Drzyzgula; Gaithersburg Director of Planning and Code, John Schliting; as well as representatives from both the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and the Montgomery County Parks and Planning Commission.
Rick Kiegel and the MTA team gave a thorough presentation on current status of the CCT. He and his team of engineers discussed in great detail the 15% complete design plan, including: design, traffic, and noise considerations.
You can read a recap of the meeting in the Gazette, here. The Town Courier also had a reporter at the meeting, and they plan to post their article in the next week or so.
Next August is the next deadline for design changes. Until then, we are asking the MTA to address several of our concerns. While they have added noise mitigation behind the homes at the end of Upshire Circle to the plan (which is a “win”), there are many issues to be addressed.
Next step: We will write a formal letter to the MTA outlining and stating our unified neighborhood stance to get the CCT off of Muddy Branch Road. The letter will be signed by the three Washingtonian Woods HOAs (Washingtonian Woods, The Oaks, The Vistas). Mission Hills will likely sign, as well.
We will post a copy of the letter once written to our web site, and we will continue to keep you abreast of our continued efforts.
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA