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County Council Approves Chevy Chase Lake Zoning Amendments

The County Council acting on Tuesday March 11, 2014, adopted the sectional 

map amendment that makes the Chevy Chase Lake zoning amendments final 

and effective. Adoption permits Chevy Chase Land Co., the owner of the 

supermarket and lumberyard lots, and the Housing Opportunities Corporation, 

the owner of the apartments on Chevy Chase Lake Drive to move forward with 

development when they choose whether or not the Purple Line goes forward.

Mean while, the Purple line received limited endorsement in the Presidents 

Budget released in early March. It was listed as one of seven recommended 

New Starts Projects in the Federal Transit Budget. These seven represent a 

total investment of over 13 Billion dollars. The Purple line is listed at $2.3 Billion 

and the Baltimore Red Line is included for $2.6 Billion. These projects are not 

approved nor ready for implementation at this time

Funding of $100 million for Purple line development in the coming fiscal year is 

recommended in the budget. This amount will help continue development of the 

project. The Congress must still appropriate even this small amount.

Here is a link to the Department of Transportation profile of the status of the 

Purple Line as of early March 2014. R. Bowman March 12, 2014


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