Information Forum on Edwards Property

(Triangle lot across from Metzerott Plaza at Adelphi Rd, Riggs Rd, and Edwards Way)

June 19th, 7pm

Adelphi Mill, 84022 Riggs Road

A WaWa store and gas station are proposed for this 4 acre lot. The developer will provide details and illustrations, and answer questions about the proposal. Bring your questions about impact on local traffic, potential flooding downstream, and other concerns.

Find out how you can become a person-of-record and have a voice in local development.

For more information, call Sydney at 301-221-4984. E-mail sydjac54@gmail.com

“No Parking” on Cool Spring Rd at 26th Ave

The following text is quoted from a letter sent to residents along the affected area. Please keep this in mind in case you drive to the NWB trailhead to walk – popular parking spots are no longer allowed!

“Dear Resident:

The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) recently investigated parking conditions along the north side of Cool Spring Road in front of your residence and we are writing to inform you of the findings. DPW&T’s Traffic Safety Division determined that vehicles parked along the north side of Cool Spring Road near 26th Avenue create a potential traffic safety concern.

Specifically, we determined that vehicles parked along the north side of the Cool Spring Road are forcing westbound Cool Spring Road motorists to cross the double-yellow center line into the eastbound travel lanes. Over the last three (3) years, this situation has led to several collisions involving vehicles traveling in opposing directions (head-on) and parked vehicles being struck. It should be noted that the Maryland Vehicle Law prohibits vehicles from parking in a manner that decreases the width of the travel lane to less than nine feet wide or forces a motorist to cross the center line of a roadway.

To address this concern, we have determined that the appropriate traffic safety option requires prohibiting parking in this area in order to provide for a travel lane of a  sufficient safe width. In January, DPW&T will install “No Parking Any Time” signs along the north side of Cool Spring Road, beginning at a point approximately 115 feet wets of 26th Avenue and continuing east to a point approximately 400 feet east of 26th Avenue. The parking prohibition area includes the frontages of 2500 Cool Spring Road through 2510 Cool Spring Road and along the side of 8300 6th Avenue. The signs should be installed within the next two (2) to three (3) weeks, weather conditions permitting. Also, we regret to inform you that it is not possible to install “tree box cut-aways” (thereby creating a parking bay) at this location since the width of the pavement is insufficient to accommodate parking and the required two (2) lanes of travel.

While we recognize the inconvenience that the parking prohibition action may create for residents in the area, DPW&T is responsible for providing a safe travel environment for all County citizens. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Mr. Armen Abrahamian, Chief, Traffic Safety Division, Office of Engineering and Project Management, at (301)883-5641.”


CSR “No Parking” letter pdf

Development of Zimmer property: Triangle at Adelphi and Riggs

Thanks to SJ for posting the following information on NextDoor. I’ve reposted it here for increased visibility:

“About 7 years ago a small group of local activists fought off a developer who wanted to put a CVS on the 4+ acre wooded triangle bounded by Riggs and Adelphi Roads, and Edwards Way. There were a host of issues as to why the proposal was a bad idea; one of them was an increase in traffic at that problematic intersection. Now a new application is being filed to put in a Wawa and gas station on that property. Please consider becoming a Person of Record so that you can testify when hearings are held by M-NCPPC. Here is the link for the application; the reference # is 4-17036: http://www.mncppcapps.org/planning/Person_of_Record/default.cfm There will be a presentation on the proposal for interested community members […] If you depend on Riggs Road/Powder Mill Road to get in/out of your neighborhood, you should be concerned! The already awful back-ups will only get worse….”

We will be keeping an eye on this and making sure to relay any information we have on this presentation to our community via this blog and the mailing list. If you sign on as a person of record and provide an e-mail address, you should be contacted when any presentations take place.

Update on “NO PARKING” locations in the CSTCA Community

  • Corner of 26th Ave and Cool Spring Rd., extending along 138 feet on Cool Spring (in the direction of Riggs Road)
  • 26th Avenue (east side) and along Pawnee and Navajo (north side). These signs will be intermittent (alternate sides) to allow for sight distance of vehicles (particularly emergency vehicles, school buses), thereby increasing safety of members of the community, cars and incoming vehicles.

DPWT has already laid down the street notations. If any of the above is unclear, look for the white notations marked on these streets. These will mark the locations for the new signage.

Lastly, parking is prohibited within 30ft of any “STOP” sign.  These measures will be strictly enforced beginning mid-January 2018.  For your convenience, we have included the Maryland Code on Transportation.


Maryland Transportation Section 21-1003 (Article – Transportation)

Thanksgiving Service Invitation

The following Thanksgiving Service invitation from the Christ Scientist Church was extended to the members of the CSTCA:

Everyone is  invited to join us for a special Thanksgiving service on November 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Christian Science churches throughout this country and in some other countries hold services on this day.

The one hour service includes the President’s proclamation and readings from the King James Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.  There is also the opportunity for those attending to express their gratitude for God and His blessings.

Everyone is welcome.

Christian Science Society

8300 Adelphi Road

Hyattsville, MD

 

DPWT – Tree trimming at Riggs and Cool Spring Rd

Thanks to the requests by the CSTCA and several community members, tree trimming along Riggs and Cool Spring Rd was completed in late October by the Department of Public Works and Transit (DPWT), making it easier to navigate onto Riggs Road from Cool Spring Road.

As a reminder, county residents should use 311 Constituent Services to make any service requests with the county. All requests are logged in their system, and by receiving several requests for the same item, the county is made aware of priority requests. You can also dial 3-1-1 if you prefer to make a request by phone.