Developer Hears Public Opposition To Plans For WMAL/Washington Tower Site
April 12, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
A public meeting on TOLL BROTHERS' residential development plan for the 75 acres of land under the CUMULUS News-Talk WMAL-A/WASHINGTON towers in BETHESDA, MD on SATURDAY drew over 150 neighbors voicing their concerns about traffic and additional students for local schools, reports BETHESDA MAGAZINE.
TOLL is buying the land from CUMULUS for $75 million and has proposed a 328-home development, which MONTGOMERY COUNTY says will generate 209 vehicle trips in morning drive and 271 in afternoon rush hour, numbers the attendees though was too low. Another public meeting is planned by TOLL BROTHERS to address traffic, but it might not happen before the preliminary plan, with the traffic study, is formally submitted in MAY.
TOLL BROTHERS hopes to get approval from the Planning Board by OCTOBER for a JULY 2017 groundbreaking. CUMULUS plans to move WMAL to diplex at the nearby site of RED ZEBRA Sports WSPZ-A (SPORTS TALK 570)/WASHINGTON; WMAL's programming is simulcast on WMAL-F.