Virtual Public Hearing on the Proposed Abandonment of a Public Alley off Bayard Boulevard in Bethesda to be Held on Wednesday, Sept. 21

by MCS Staff

Per MCDOT: On Wednesday, Sept. 21 starting at 1 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a virtual public hearing on the proposed abandonment of a public alley on the basis that there is no current or anticipated future public use. The public will have an opportunity to present oral or written testimony.

The applicants, Benjamin and Michele Oshman, are seeking the abandonment of a portion of a 15-foot wide Public Alley covering approximately 301 square feet behind their property located at 4803 Bayard Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816. The petition seeks to abandon a portion of the Public Alley which was established initially in connection with a Subdivision Plat dated Oct. 8, 1920 and entitled “Crestview” on the basis that there is no current or anticipated future public use of the alley.

Online registration is required by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 to attend. On the morning of the hearing, an electronic invitation to participate in this hearing will be emailed to registrants.  Written testimony carries the same weight as oral testimony. Testimony and information provided will become a matter of public record. Written testimony or questions may be submitted to:

MCDOT – Division of Transportation Engineering
David Harris, Property Acquisition Section
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Phone: 240-720-7756


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