Ellsworth Drive Synthetic Turf Proposal
Update: Written comments are open until Sept 28.
The public hearing on “abandonment” (transfer from public to private ownership) of the portion of Ellsworth Drive, for which synthetic turf is proposed, was held on Monday, Sept. 14 (Case AB-771).
Next, the Hearing Officer will make a recommendation to the County Executive; the County Executive will make a recommendation to the County Council; and the Council will vote on whether to approve the abandonment of Ellsworth.
This is an important issue for downtown Silver Spring. FOSC opposes roadway abandonment and installation of synthetic turf because of human health and environmental pollution impacts.
See FOSC’s letter to the Planning Board in June under Letters and Testimony.