Westbard is a highly affluent area of Montgomery County. Yet its streets are not pedestrian friendly. Its residents shop at an unsightly retail center surrounded by a sea of asphalt. Its service workers can’t afford to live there. And its natural resources are among the county’s worst.
The Westbard community deserves far more than this status quo. The County Council must set a new course by adopting a Westbard Sector Plan that includes envisioned redevelopment that will bring new investment in Westbard and numerous community benefits.
Please sign a petition stating that you believe Westbard deserves a modern community with awelcoming retail center, space for community events, places to dine close to home, more walkable streets, new environmental protections and new housing options for a range of incomes. It is incumbent on the Council to adopt an updated Westbard Sector Plan that promotes new investment in the Westbard community and allows for redevelopment.
Council resolution on Westbard available online
The County Council has published its final resolution on the Draft Westbard Sector Plan, outlining revisions to the draft submitted by the Planning Board. Public comments are being accepted until April 26. The resolution can be viewed by CLICKING...
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Roger Berliner’s open letter to Westbard residents
County Councilmember Roger Berliner explains more about the County Council’s revisions to the draft Westbard Sector Plan in an April 13 open letter to residents. You can read the letter by CLICKING...
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