Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Rockville Mayor & Council vote to return public right-of-way to private landowner
The easement was granted to the city in 1976 for use as a public street or service road. Abandonment of the property comes just as Montgomery County is threatening to demolish dozens of homes and businesses along Veirs Mill to create a wider right-of-way for a $10 billion Bus Rapid Transit boondoggle, and additional bike and pedestrian facilities. That made the idea of handing back a significant piece of property already in public possession an intriguing one at this time.
City staff told the Mayor and Council that no public comment on the abandonment proposal was received.