Topic

conservation

279 petitions

Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Montgomery County Council, Councilmember Berliner, Councilmember Elrich, Councilmember Floreen, Councilmember Hucker, Councilmember Katz, Councilmember Leventhal, Councilmember Navarro, Councilmember Rice, Councilmember Riemer, BCI

Stop Commercial Restaurants in our Residential Neighborhoods

You wouldn't want this proposed 9000 sq ft restaurant and banquet hall with a parking lot for 95 cars shown above in your residential neighborhood and neither do we.  It would be located among single family homes and adjacent to the C&O National Historic Park.  The developers are abusing the intent of the zoning code and our master plan by calling it a country inn.  If they are successful, your neighborhood could be next.  If you don't want a restaurant or even a Hooters or a McDonalds in your back yard, please sign this Petition.  It asks the Montgomery County Council to stop this abuse by supporting a zoning amendment sponsored by Councilmembers Elrich, Hucker, Berliner, Katz, Rice, Leventhal and Reimer.  The zoning amendment would restrict country inns in R-200 residential neighborhoods throughout Montgomery County.  We believe this project could have a negative environmental impact on the C&O National Historic Canal Park. Traffic is already a serious safety issue with illegal parking on both sides of MacArthur Blvd. on weekends. Protect your neighborhood.  Please ask your friends to sign also.   

Brickyard Coalition Inc.
221 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Mr. Nicholas Matz, Planning Commission, City Council

NO to Bellevue Technology Center Development

In 1970 Joni Mitchell wrote the song “Big Yellow Taxi” warning us all to preserve nature and the precious trees needed to keep our air clean. In 1972 Bellevue heeded her warning and implemented an agreement to preserve open spaces, protect trees surrounding specific properties as well as provide a buffer for the surrounding residential neighborhoods from further development. Recently, KBS Capital Markets Group (KBS), a real estate investment trust headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, filed an amendment to modify Bellevue's 20-year Comprehensive Plan by adding language which would open the door to unspecified, significant development of the Bellevue Technology Center (BTC)  property. It would override an agreement that has protected the site for over 45 years. The BTC site was initially developed in 1972 based on a Planned Unit Development (PUD) designed to limit the square footage in office space built on the site.  Based on the PUD this site is fully developed and cannot be built out further. KBS is seeking to void the agreements with the citizens and the City of Bellevue so they can maximize development on the site. While no specifics have been filed with the current application, prior applications included conceptual plans that would triple the amount of square footage built on the site. More buildings will result in cutting down trees, reducing open space, and will increase traffic congestion. Most importantly, if the PUD is eliminated and the property is rezoned, the developer or any future owner can submit even more aggressive plans. KBS knew these restrictions were in place when they purchased the site in 2012 but believe they have the power to override the will of the people of this community and to entice the City of Bellevue to revise these restrictions so they can develop as they please. Let’s protect our natural spaces and avoid having to create “tree museums” for our children. Sign this petition demanding the City uphold and respect the past decisions and agreements that protect the BTC site and express your opposition to KBS’ current application (City Project #17-104627-AC).

Say NO to BTC
1,241 supporters