This has caused the residents in the avondale neighborhood to have to hear early morning construction starting at 6am every morning. Also the natural tree line has been eliminated and all the traffic noise from queens chapel can be heard throughout the neighborhood. The apartment community should be required to put a fence up to create a noise barrier between the neighborhood and the construction site. If this is not done people will move out of hyattsville.
I'm afraid our council members have expressed that they are not interested in pursuing the Circulator idea. As a result, any visitor or resident will have to navigate the four or five routes that, in pieces and with a Minimum of 25-min wait time, get riders to-and-from our major destinations and metro stations. In addition, all systems barely provide service during the weekends. Those that do have a 1-hour waiting time between pick-ups. Just add this weather and the lack of attraction compounds.
This makes no sense and demonstrates a lack of vision and constructive thinking from our leaders. With constructive negotiations and stronger thought-leadership, we can definitely have a single system connect us to neighboring communities. A key ingredient to growing our attractiveness in the DC region is access and circulation-which we are not currently efficient at providing. Just ask any one of us who actually ride in our bus networks. Proper infrastructure drives attractiveness.
Please really “Speak-Up” and contact the council members with me to voice your concerns.
I added this before but cant find it on the list. Our rents are too high for most seniors to afford even if they wanted to downsize and move out of their homes. It is also important for us to keep a diverse community economically and otherwise. Council should have a strategy for this - e.g., making sure that developers include a number of affordable units. I personally went around recently to all the condos, townhomes (inaccessible), and rental units including Mosaic and the ones near the BBT and Palette. None of them have affordable units even for someone still working and making a reasonable salary. Ultimately this professional woman who works at UMd who was looking to downsize decided on staying in Silver Spring.