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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Corso Chevy Chase Rezoning & Redevelopment

Following is information related to the redevelopment of 7100 Connecticut Avenue (Corso Chevy Chase).

January 2024

On February 8, the County Planning Board will hold a public hearing on, and possibly approve, Corso’s site plan application. The Town will testify at this hearing, and residents are encouraged to do the same. You may review the Planning staff report at bit.ly/CorsoReport and sign up to testify at bit.ly/CorsoHearing.  The Town’s testimony is available for review at bit.ly/CorsoTestimony

December 2023

On December 18, the Town submitted a letter to the Planning Department expressing conditional support for the Planning Board’s approval of Corso’s site plan application. The letter states our appreciation that the applicant has worked with the Town to address our concerns related to the redevelopment of the former 4-H property. However, it notes that there are two outstanding issues on which we ask the Planning Board to seek additional assurances in its approval of the application. Specifically, the two issues are site access and stormwater management. The Town’s letter provides more detail on both issues. 

The next step in the application process is preparation of a staff report by the Planning staff followed by the Planning Board public hearing, which is tentatively scheduled for February 1, 2024. The Town will continue to keep residents informed as the project proceeds.

November 2023:

On November 8, Corso Chevy Chase responded to the Town's initial comments on the development application. 

October 2023:

On October 20, the Town submitted initial comments on the Corso development application to the County Planning Department. The Town's comments were transmitted to the applicant along with comments from all other regulatory agencies in anticipation of the Development Review Committee meeting on October 24. The Town will continue to keep residents informed as this project proceeds.

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Corso Chevy Chase’s development application has been accepted by the County Planning Department for review. The application documents include the Preliminary Plan (which reviews the lot/subdivision), the Site Plan (which reviews the project for zoning conformance and design), and the Forest Conservation Plan.  

The date of official acceptance was October 4, which marked the start of the mandatory 120-day review period. Based on the acceptance date and review period, the project will follow the below schedule:

  • Pre-Development Review Committee Meeting: 10/16/2023
  • Development Review Committee Meeting: 10/24/2023
  • First Resubmittal by Corso: 11/8/2023
  • Final Resubmittal by Corso: 11/28/2023
  • Agency Approval Letters Due: 12/18/2023
  • Planning Staff Report Posting: 1/22/2024
  • Planning Board Hearing: 2/1/2024

The Town will continue to review these documents as it must provide initial comments by noon on Friday, October 20 so that the Planning Department can transmit our all comments to Corso for discussion at the Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting on October 24.

At its October 11 meeting, the Council discussed the Town’s participation in the plan review process and our interest in reviewing specific elements of the plan, including site access, stormwater management, tree protection, lighting, phasing plans, landscape plans, building materials, etc.  

Residents may review the application documents and provide comments to the Town Council at townoffice@townofchevychase.org

August 2023:

On August 8, the Town Council, with help from the Corso Special Committee, submitted a letter to Corso with initial questions and comments on the developers’ site access plan and parking demand analysis.  We will share the developer's response once received.

July 2023:

On July 25 at 7 p.m. via Zoom, Corso Chevy Chase will hold a virtual meeting to review plans for the redevelopment of the property located at 7100 Connecticut Avenue (the former 4-H property). This property was recently rezoned and has a net lot area of approximately 12.23 acres. The applicant will be submitting a Preliminary Plan and Site Plan to accommodate the redevelopment of the property with a senior living community with up to approximately 700,000 square feet, including a Residential Care Facility containing up to 287 Independent Living units, 190 Assisted Living beds and 30 Memory Care beds, along with up to 5,000 square feet of commercial/retail use, consistent with the recently approved Local Map Amendment application.

In compliance with the County's Zoning Ordinance, this pre-submittal community meeting will be held to share the applicant's plans with the community and provide an opportunity for input. At this meeting, the applicant will discuss the proposal and answer any questions. The virtual meeting details are as follows:

View Corso's Parking Demand Analysis and Comprehensive Vehicular Site Access Study

Comments can be made during the meeting via noted methods, or submitted by e-mail to ecrogers@lerchearly.com outside the meeting. Please note that if your computer does not have a microphone and you would like to provide comments during the meeting, you will need to use the call-in number provided above or through the Zoom Meeting comment box.

The Applicant will file the Preliminary Plan and Site Plan with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission ("M-NCPPC") shortly after the meeting. For more information about the development review process, please contact M-NCPPC at 301-495-4610 or visit their website at www.montgomeryplanning.org.

Advanced registration for the meeting is encouraged but not required. Anyone may join the meeting via the Zoom link. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future project updates, please make that selection when completing your registration. The registration link will remain available until noon of July 26.

April 2023:

On April 27, Corso Chevy Chase and the Town ratified an agreement related to redevelopment of the former 4-H property at 7100 Connecticut Avenue.

The agreement obligates Corso to execute a Declaration of Covenants, which memorializes commitments related to perpetual use of the land and improvements that are enforceable by the Town. These commitments, which will become effective when Corso obtains all building permits for the project, include limiting primary use of the property to a residential care facility; limiting vehicular access to Connecticut Avenue; establishing minimum building setbacks and maximum building heights; maintaining the 81-foot setback along Thornapple Street; defining and restricting locations of pathways; defining forest conservation areas and planting/screening areas; and providing permanent garage space for Town vehicles.

These commitments also are included in the rezoning application for the property and become effective upon County Council approval of the rezoning. However, the rezoning and related conditions represent an agreement only between the developer and the County. The Declaration of Covenants, which will be an agreement between the developer and the Town, ensures that the consent of the Town must be obtained for any future changes that this developer, or any succeeding owner, may wish to make.

The agreement also includes short-term requirements that the Town wants the developer to commit to but that do not need to be conditions in perpetuity. These requirements, which become effective immediately, include providing the Town with temporary garage space during construction; completing traffic and parking studies prior to submission of the preliminary plan; including the Town forester in development of the final forest conservation plan; and executing a construction management agreement with the Town prior to issuance of building permits.  

On April 26, the County Hearing Examiner recommended approval of Corso’s rezoning application, which will now be considered by the County Council within 60 days. If the County Council approves the rezoning, Corso will proceed to prepare a preliminary site plan and undertake traffic and parking studies. 

We will continue to keep residents informed as this project proceeds.

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At its April 19 meeting, the Council discussed Corso Chevy Chase’s rezoning application, including the status of the Letter of Agreement and Declaration of Covenants between Corso and the Town.

The Declaration of Covenants memorializes commitments related to perpetual use of the land and improvements that are enforceable by the Town. The Letter of Agreement obligates Corso to execute the Declaration and includes short-term requirements that the Town wants the developer to commit to but that do not need to be conditions in perpetuity. These short-term requirements include providing the Town with temporary garage space during construction; completing traffic and parking studies prior to submission of the preliminary plan; including the Town forester in development of the final forest conservation plan; and executing a construction management agreement with the Town prior to issuance of building permits.

At the meeting, the Council agreed to finalize the documents and submit them to Corso for ratification. The Council also discussed next steps for the Corso redevelopment, including preparation of a site plan and completion of traffic and parking studies.

March 2023:

On March 24, Mayor Barney Rush testified before the Hearing Examiner on the rezoning application of Corso Chevy Chase; and on March 9, Vice Mayor Joel Rubin testified before the County Planning Board on the application.

After the Hearing Examiner makes her findings and recommendation, the County Council will consider the application and render a final decision. The County Council hearing date has not yet been set, but we will publicize this information via Town Crier. 

The Town has prepared a Declaration of Covenants for execution by the developer that will memorialize commitments related to perpetual use of the land and improvements that are enforceable by the Town. We also have prepared a Letter of Agreement that obligates Corso to execute the Declaration and includes short-term requirements that we want the developer to commit to but that don’t need to be conditions in perpetuity.

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On March 9, the County Planning Board held a public hearing on Corso's rezoning application (the Corso hearing starts at minute 43:45 of the video). Vice Mayor Joel Rubin testified at this hearing, and a copy of the Town's testimony is available here. The County Hearing Examiner will hold a public hearing on the application on March 24 at 9:30 a.m. Residents are encouraged to submit testimony or testify at this hearing, after which the County Council will consider the application and render a final decision.

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The Town has prepared testimony to be presented to the Planning Board on March 9 on the rezoning application of Corso Chevy Chase. The Town also will testify before the Hearing Examiner on March 24 on the same application. Following these hearings, the County Council will consider the application and render a final decision.

February 2023:

On February 27, the County Planning Department posted its staff report (see agenda item #5) on Corso's rezoning application, which will be the subject of a public hearing before the Planning Board on March 9 (in the morning session, which starts at 10:30 a.m.). The County Hearing Examiner will then hold a public hearing on the application on March 24 at 9:30 a.m. Residents are encouraged to submit testimony or testify at these hearings (see links below). The Town is preparing testimony and will share it with residents soon.

  • Testify at the March 9 Planning Board Hearing
    Community members can sign up to testify remotely or in-person. To testify, fill out the "Sign Up to Testify" form by 12 noon on the day before the Planning Board meeting. 
  • Testify at the March 24 Hearing Examiner Hearing
    (Please note: This hearing will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. You do not need to sign up in advance to testify or view the hearing. You do not need a subscription to Microsoft Teams to join the hearing. Instructions to access the public hearing may be found under the link “Public Hearing Remote Access and Exhibits” and on the Hearing Calendar, both of which are on OZAH’s website, at least one day before the public hearing.)

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On February 15, the Town submitted comments to the Planning Department on Corso Chevy Chase's final application to rezone the former 4-H property at 7100 Connecticut Avenue.

The Town's comments: 1) support the developers' rezoning application, as a result of the developers reducing the outside height of the perimeter buildings; 2) note that the Town will be carefully monitoring a number of key issues during subsequent reviews by the Planning Board, including traffic, parking, lighting, stormwater management, and forest protection; and 3) cite the developers’ commitment to enter into agreements with the Town about construction management and to submit to the Town’s tree removal variance process.

The Town will now prepare testimony for the public hearings to be held by the Planning Board on March 9 (the Planning staff report will be posted on February 27) and the County Hearing Examiner on March 24. The Town will provide more information about our testimony, the Planning staff report, and the public hearings in subsequent Town Criers and in the Forecast newsletter.

January 2023:

On January 30, the Town hosted a public forum to hear from residents about the final rezoning plan for 7100 Connecticut Avenue. The audio recording of this meeting is available here, and all documents associated with the rezoning plan are available here.

The Town will now prepare final comments to the Planning staff, whose report to the Planning Board on the rezoning application will be posted on February 27. The Town also will prepare testimony for the public hearings to be held by the Planning Board on March 9 and the County Hearing Examiner on March 24. The Town will provide more information about our comments and testimony, the Planning staff report, and the public hearings in subsequent communications.

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In mid-January, Corso Chevy Chase submitted its final application to the County Planning Department to rezone the former 4-H property at 7100 Connecticut Avenue. 

We note that the developers have now responded to the Town's request to reduce the height of the buildings around the three sides of the property adjacent to Town residences. The outward facing portions of these buildings have been reduced from 5 to 4 stories, while the outward facing portion of the building in the northwest corner has been reduced from 4 to 3 stories.

Below is a list of several documents that we believe residents will want to focus on.

  • Building Height Diagram -- This shows how height is defined and how the number of feet translates into the number of stories.
  • Massing Imagery -- This provides comprehensive renderings of the proposed buildings from numerous angles.
  • Site Sections -- These show the elevation of the buildings looking along an East-West axis and a North-South axis.
  • Site Elevation Diagram -- This shows how the plan complies with the County's height compatibility standards.
  • Corso's Response to Town Comments -- This is the written response to the Town's second round of comments submitted on December 15, 2022.

All resubmitted application documents can be found here.

For ease of comparison, below are links to these same documents from the previous submission.

The Town Council will review and discuss this application at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 19.  We look forward to seeking and receiving resident comments before we prepare the Town's testimony for the public hearings to be held by the Planning Board and the County Hearing Examiner in February. 

December 2022:

On December 16, the Town submitted comments on the amended application to rezone the former 4-H property at 7100 Connecticut Avenue, to the Montgomery County Planning Department. The developer, Corso Chevy Chase, resubmitted its application to construct a retirement community to the Planning Department on December 5. The Town reviewed the amended application documents (see documents dated 12/7/2022), received advice from the Town's 4-H Committee and our legal counsel, and developed and prepared our comments. Planning staff forwarded our response to the developers today, along with their own comments on the resubmitted application. 

In our response, we note that the developer continues to seek to construct five story buildings around the three sides of the property adjacent to Town residences and has not accommodated the Town's position that these buildings be reduced to four stories.  The developer has only reduced the height of the proposed buildings along Connecticut Avenue. The Town’s response also includes comments related to the proposed public pathways, parking, traffic, tree preservation, project phasing, and storm water management.  We conclude  that the Town remains supportive of a retirement community on this site, but that the changes we are requesting are reasonable and necessary for the finding of compatibility to be made for such a large scale development within a single family residential community, and that the Town will oppose the rezoning application unless our concerns are addressed.        
 
The developer will now have an opportunity to respond to the comments it receives today and submit a revised and final application on December 23. The Planning staff will then prepare its staff report in preparation for a public hearing by the Planning Board in early February. The Town will be able to testify at this public hearing. 
 
We will continue to keep residents informed on the rezoning application as it proceeds through the County review process and will notify residents when there will be opportunities for public engagement.

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On December 5, Corso Chevy Chase resubmitted its application to the County Planning Department to rezone the former 4-H property at 7100 Connecticut Avenue. 

The Town is under a compressed timeline to provide feedback since the Planning Department intends to submit comments to the developers on December 16. Therefore, the Town will review the amended application documents, seek advice from the Town's 4-H Committee and our legal counsel, and develop a formal response by Thursday, December 15. We encourage residents to review the application materials and provide feedback to the Town Council at townoffice@townofchevychase.org by Monday, December 12.

We note that, while the developers have responded to a number of requests made by the Town, they continue to seek to construct five story buildings around the three sides of the property adjacent to Town residences and have not accommodated the Town's position that these buildings be reduced to four stories. The developers have only reduced the height of the proposed buildings along Connecticut Avenue. 

Below is a list of several documents that we believe residents will want to focus on.

  • Building Height Diagram -- This shows how height is defined and how the number of feet translates into the number of stories.
  • Massing Imagery -- This provides comprehensive renderings of the proposed buildings from numerous angles. 
  • Site Sections -- These show the elevation of the buildings looking along an East-West axis and a North-South axis.
  • Site Elevation Diagram -- This shows how the plan complies with the County's height compatibility standards.
  • Corso's Response to Town Comments -- This is the written response to the Town's initial comments submitted on November 10, 2022.

All resubmitted application documents are available here (see documents dated 12/7/2022). We will continue to keep residents informed on how the rezoning application proceeds through the County review process and when there will be opportunities for public engagement.

November 2022:

On November 14, County Planning staff issued its first round of comments on Corso Chevy Chase’s rezoning application (“Local Map Amendment”) that was filed on November 3. These initial comments include the letter that was submitted by the Town outlining our concerns with the application.

Planning staff will meet with the developers on November 17 to review the comments before the developers resubmit their application in early December. This first resubmission will reflect the extent to which the developers have modified their plans to address concerns raised by Planning staff, the Town, and other parties.

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On November 10, the Town submitted a letter with initial comments on Corso Chevy Chase’s rezoning application (“Local Map Amendment”) that was filed on November 3 and is available below. This was the first opportunity for the Town to comment on the application. The Town will have another opportunity to comment following the first resubmission of the application by the developers in early December, at which time the developers will reflect the extent to which they have modified their plans to address concerns raised by Planning staff, the Town, and other parties. The Town’s initial comments note that the developers have accepted many of the Town’s recommendations, either in whole or in part, but that the key concern that remains is the projected height of the buildings.

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On November 3, the Montgomery County Planning Department certified as complete Corso Chevy Chase’s application to rezone the former 4-H property at 7100 Connecticut Avenue. The application documents are available for review on the department’s website

The Town now will review these documents and develop a formal response. We encourage residents to review this information and provide feedback to the Town Council at townoffice@townofchevychase.org. The Council also will seek advice from the Town's 4-H Committee and our legal counsel. 

Below is a list of several documents that we believe residents will want to focus on initially. We will send additional messages with updates on how the application will proceed through the County review process and when there will be opportunities for public engagement. We also will share with residents a draft of the Town's proposed response to the application. 

  • H-148 02_ Statement of Case_Land Use Report.pdf -- This is a thorough description of the project and how the applicant believes the requirements and burdens for receiving County Council approval of the rezoning application are satisfied.
  • H-148 07_ Traffic Statement.pdf -- This statement concludes that a full traffic impact study will not be required pursuant to County regulations since former traffic associated with 4-H operations exceeds projected traffic for Corso.
  • H-148 08A_ LMA_Floating Zone Plan.pdf -- This is the detailed sketch plan that shows the entirety of the proposed redevelopment. This also contains a list of “binding elements” setting forth which parts of the plan the developers have proposed as absolute requirements with the other required development entitlements. You will note that many, but not all, of the recommendations made by the Town have been accepted in whole or in part. 
  • H-148 09C_ Submitted Plan PFCP.pdf with H-148 09B_ Tree Variance Request Letter.pdf -- The Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan (PFCP) shows the forest and trees that will be protected and preserved through the redevelopment of the site (that ultimately leads to protective covenants/easements making preservation mandatory and binding). The Tree Variance letter is essentially an application to remove “specimen trees” as defined by State regulations, and these trees can only be removed by approval of this variance request (and the trees referenced in the letter correspond to the trees numbered on the PFCP).
  • H-148 10G_ Phasing Plan.pdf -- This shows how the Applicant intends to redevelop the property in two phases.

October 2022:

On October 12, the Council discussed the redevelopment of 7100 Connecticut Avenue (Corso Chevy Chase). Mayor Rush reported that the Town has not received a response from the developers or the Planning Department regarding the “binding elements” that the Town has proposed as conditions for County approval of the developer’s rezoning application. Mayor Rush reported that the developers have applied to the County for a Local Map Amendment, and the Town will receive a copy of the application once it has been accepted as complete by the Planning Department. The Council approved Jason Azar as the Town’s consulting engineer to engage in stormwater management review related to the development.

September 2022:

At its September 19 meeting, the Town Council finalized a list of “Binding Elements” that have been submitted to the Planning Department and the developer as proposed conditions for County approval of the developer’s rezoning application.  These conditions include limitations on the scale of the development, restrictions on use (such as preserving the woods and limiting the amount of commercial space), and other requirements.  In addition to the binding elements, the Town will negotiate a Declaration of Covenants with the developer to address items specific to the two parties, including a construction management agreement and potential public use of the Corso facilities.  The existing Declaration of Covenants establishing the 81-foot setback along Thornapple Street remains in effect.

At its September meeting, the Council also discussed and agreed to a send a letter to the developers with some additional points that we do not believe need to be covered in proposed binding elements or in a separate list of items for a declaration of covenants, but that we would like them to consider as they continue design of the project.  


Draft “Binding Elements” and Images

The Town Council, with assistance from the Town's 4-H Committee and legal counsel, has developed a proposed list of “Binding Elements” that the Town will propose as conditions for County approval of the developer’s rezoning application. These conditions include limitations on the scale of the development, restrictions on use (such as preserving the woods and limiting the amount of commercial space), and other requirements. Please review these, and we invite your comments. We also will be discussing this draft with the County Planning Department. 

In early August, the Town received and publicized numerous three-dimensional images that show the height and massing of the proposed buildings from all adjacent streets, with and without vegetative cover.  

September 10 “Walkinar”

The Town will host a “Walkinar” of the Corso property on September 10 at 10 a.m. (with a rain date of September 11 at 1 p.m.) to allow residents to understand the development plans and pose questions to the developers. Particular focus will be on the plans for forest conservation easements and the proposed storm water management system. Representatives from the County Planning Department also will attend. The event will start at the north side of the Corso property along Thornapple Street and proceed through the west and south sides of the property.

September 12 Town Forum

On September 12 at 7 p.m., the Town Council will host a Town Forum to receive resident feedback on the proposed redevelopment. The forum will be held in the Town Hall and by Zoom video conference.

We encourage residents to review the proposed binding elements and images and provide feedback to the Town Council at the Town Forum or at townoffice@townofchevychase.org. Following the receipt of resident feedback, the Council will finalize our proposed set of conditions to submit to the developer and the County Planning Department.

August 2022:

On August 3, the developers of 7100 Connecticut Avenue (the former 4-H property) provided the Town with additional three-dimensional images that show the height and massing of the proposed buildings from all adjacent streets, with and without vegetative cover. We encourage residents to review these images and provide feedback to the Town Council at townoffice@townofchevychase.org.

At the request of the Town Council, the Town’s 4-H Committee, with advice from legal counsel, is currently developing a list of “Binding Elements” that the Town will propose as conditions for County approval of the developer’s rezoning application. These conditions could include limitations on the scale of the development, restrictions on use (such as preserving the woods and limiting the amount of commercial space), and other requirements. Following review by the Council, the Town will share this draft list with residents and solicit comments. We also expect to hold a Town Forum on this matter in early September and will provide the developers our final set of proposed "Binding Elements" following that event. 

July 2022:

On July 21, the Council discussed the redevelopment of 7100 Connecticut Avenue and the Town’s request for additional information from the developers, including three-dimensional images of the height and massing of the proposed buildings, without vegetative cover. Mayor Rush noted that the 4-H Special Committee is drafting binding elements for the Council’s review. The Town will propose binding elements as conditions for County approval of the rezoning application, and the binding elements may include restrictions on use and building type and specific development requirements. The Council also discussed Town resident engagement to be undertaken in September.

June 2022:

On June 23, the developers of 7100 Connecticut Avenue responded to the Town's letter requesting additional information regarding the redevelopment of the former 4-H property, including information about the height and massing of the proposed buildings. Links to this information are below.

The Town Council is reviewing the submitted materials to determine if they address our questions, and the Council will solicit resident input. The Town's 4-H Special Committee has reviewed these materials and provided feedback to the Town Council.

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On June 2, the developers of 7100 Connecticut Avenue presented an updated concept plan for redevelopment of the former 4-H property (see video and slideshow). The developers considered the Town’s April 15 response to the initial redevelopment plan and revised the plan to incorporate this feedback.  Residents are encouraged to review the updated plan and provide feedback to the Town Council by email to townoffice@townofchevychase.org

Following the February 17 presentation of the concept plan (see video and slideshow), the Town Council collected feedback from residents and from the 4-H Special Committee and discussed the proposed plan at a Town Council work session on March  9.  On March 16, the Town submitted a set of questions to the owners of 7100 Connecticut Avenue regarding the concept plan.  And on March 25, the owners provided responses to these questions, which address matters such as building height, density, number of units, and shared amenities. 

The Town Council also developed a draft response to the concept plan, which followed the outline of issues that we set out in our letter of September 30, 2021. We encouraged residents to review and provide feedback on this draft response by emailing the Town Council, completing a Town survey (the survey closed on March 28, and the results are available here), and speaking during a Town forum on March 30. On April 6, the Town's 4-H Special Committee submitted comments to the Town Council on the draft response. And on April 7, the Council held a work session to finalize the Town's response to the initial concept plan.

Thank you for your comments and participation as we respond to the redevelopment plans for 7100 Connecticut Avenue.

4-H Center Sale Information & Documents


The 4-H Center property, located at 7100 Connecticut Avenue, is a unique 12.28-acre parcel within the Town of Chevy Chase. The Town has had a long standing and cordial relationship with the 4-H Center, as evidenced by the following documents: (i) a Memorandum of Understanding that governs various matters regarding the use of the site; and (ii) a Ground Lease and Development Agreement that gives the Town the right to maintain a garage on the site until 2028.  In addition, a Declaration of Covenants from 1968 establishes an 81-foot setback along Thornapple Street (the location of Thornapple Street and the 81-foot setback in relation to the 4-H Center property is depicted on this subdivision plan).  The Town has certain regulatory authorities over all development within the municipal Town limits, including a building ordinance, an urban forest ordinance, and a water drainage ordinance.  

In April 2021, the Town Council approved a policy statement that established opportunities to be sought and issues to be addressed to guide the Town’s engagement with prospective bidders and the seller.  And, in September 2021, the Town sent the new owners a letter that outlines the Town’s key interests in the redevelopment.

4-H Center Development -- Survey Results & Resident Feedback Report 


Friends and neighbors came together both informally and formally to share their concerns, solutions, and general ideas about the 4-H Conference Center property that was listed for sale on March 18, 2021. This report is a summary of approximately three months of communication among the residents of the Town of Chevy Chase. 

To encourage dialogue, the Town of Chevy Chase reached out to the community in a variety of ways. First, there were, and continue to be, touch points such as 4-H committee meetings, listening sessions, a town forum, a walkthrough of adjacent backyards, and meetings with neighboring residents. 

Second, the Town Council and the 4-H Committee have endeavored to track preferences through an online survey (raw data in Excel file), which was launched on May 17, 2021 and completed by 464 residents. Residents have also come together to express their ideas through four letters and twenty-seven emails. There was no consensus; however, there were many preferences and recommendations articulated. 

Many residents joined listening sessions, participated in the town forum, opened their backyards, met with the Town Council, signed on to letters, sent emails, and completed the survey. Any form of communication is welcome, and we hope it will continue!

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