Ellsworth Drive Synthetic Turf Proposal
Update: Written comments on abandonment of Ellsworth Drive are open through Sept 28.
See FOSC’s Sept 21 letter to the MCDOT Hearing Examiner on Ellsworth Abandonment (ie, relinquish public ownership to a private owner) between Fenton St and Georgia Ave, Case AB-771, under Letters and Testimony.
Feel free to borrow text from it in your own letter. For background information, please see Current Issues under the Advocacy tab.
Submit your letter to Tiara McCray, Hearing Examiner, by Sept 28:
This is an important issue for downtown Silver Spring. FOSC opposes roadway abandonment to allow installation of synthetic turf because of human health and environmental pollution impacts.
Plastic bits from the newly installed synthetic turf in the Discovery Building courtyard 9.2020
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 (transfer ownership from the public sector to the private developer) of Ellsworth.