The Flower Avenue Green Street Project is beginning! A kick-off community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 7 - 8:30 pm in the lobby of Wilkinson Hall on the Washington Adventist University campus at Flower Avenue and Division Street. From 7 to 7:30 pm, attendees can look over maps, examples of "green streets," sign up for e-mail updates and talk to staff. At 7:30 pm, staff will present an overview of the project.
The goal for this multi-year project is to improve Flower Avenue from Piney Branch Road to Carroll Avenue by adding a sidewalk on the east side of the road, installing low-impact storm-water facilities (such as rain gardens) along the road, repaving the road surface, and improving crosswalks, bus stops and street lighting.
The project will be coordinated by the City of Takoma Park. Partners in the project are the Maryland State Highway Administration, Montgomery County, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and the Friends of Sligo Creek.
The renovation of Flower Avenue will directly affect the residents and property owners along Flower Avenue. It will also affect the residents in surrounding neighborhoods--those who use Flower Avenue for access by car, bus, bicycle and walking and those whose property may be impacted by Flower Avenue storm-water runoff. In addition, college students, church attendees, and the many employees, patients and visitors going to Washington Adventist Hospital, will be affected by the renovation of the street. All are welcome to participate in the planning of this street renovation project.
A dedicated webpage is being created for this project: www.takomaparkmd.gov/floweravenue. It will be up and running soon and a good source to keep up-to-date on the many aspects of the project. If you would like to receive e-mail notifications about the project, or have a specific area of interest or concern, please send an e-mail to Suzanne Ludlow at SuzanneL@takomagov.org.