Why should the developers be given free reign to build in the last pristine creek in Montgomery County where all scientific studies have shown construction will degrade and pollute our water supply?- Anne James(Gazette Op-Ed)
Last October, Change.Org petitioners achieved victory in getting the Montgomery County Council to amend the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan to better protect Ten Mile Creek in Clarksburg, MD (backup water supply for 4.3 million) and ensure the walkable community the town was promised. Now we need your help again….
The breathing room to consider science and public input the amendment has provided does not mean the Planning Board and Council will make the right decisions. Development interests have planned 1,600 residential units and almost 600,000 square feet of commercial space in the headwaters of pristine Ten Mile Creek – all while the promised town center development in a less sensitive area sits vacant- no grocery store, no library.
Montgomery must keep its promises to meet the needs of Clarksburg residents and put in place science-based protections for fragile, sensitive Ten Mile Creek. The alternative would be to allow further sprawl to degrade Ten Mile Creek and to pull infrastructure investments away from where they are needed - in the Town Center. Our decision makers need to use this planning amendment to consider the 4.3 million people that depend on this water supply and the Clarksburg residents that were promised better. Learn More
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