Week Ahead: Jawando to Host Library Listening Session

Week Ahead: Jawando to Host Library Listening Session

Plus: County Council to take final vote on accessory dwelling units; Purple Line group to hold forum in Chevy Chase

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Jawando to hold library listening session

Montgomery County Council member Will Jawando (at-large) will hold a community forum at the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring Monday. The meeting is the second of planned visits Jawando plans to make to all 21 county libraries, aimed at hearing concerns from residents. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at 8800 Garland Ave.

Council to vote on accessory apartments bill

At its meeting Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council will take final action on a bill proposed by Council member Hans Riemer that would allow accessory dwelling units, or in-law apartments (ADUs), in three residential zones where the minimum lot size is between 6,000 and 20,000 square feet. Detached ADUs must be limited to 10% of the lot area and no larger than 1,200 square feet of gross floor area. Attached ADUs must be less than 1,200 square feet except when occupying a basement. Owners would also be required to provide a parking space, except for ADUs located within one mile of a Metro, MARC or future Purple Line station. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the council’s Rockville chamber, located at 100 Maryland Ave.

Purple Line NOW to hold forum in Chevy Chase

Purple Line NOW will hold a meeting Thursday evening in Chevy Chase to give an update on the status of the planned 16-mile light rail corridor that will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The event will included updates from county planning board and transportation officials as well as County Council members Andrew Friedson and Hans Riemer. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Jane E. Lawton Community Center, located at 4301 Willow Lane.

Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com

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