Project (MP046) Document or Notice Agency Seeking Comment/ Posting Notice Date Posted Closing Date
Amendment to the General Development Plan for the Little Falls Stream Valley Park

Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

National Capital Planning Commission

April 20, 2011 May 20, 2011
Description of Project

A developer proposes to redevelop a 1.81-acre industrial site located between Little Falls Parkway and the Capital Crescent Trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. Currently the only access to the site is through an easement on adjacent industrial properties off of Butler Road. The requested change to the Little Falls Stream Valley General Development Plan, would allow for an easement, approximately 95 feet in length, to the proposed townhouse community, directly off Little Falls Parkway through parkland.

Because the parkland was acquired through Capper Cramton Act funding, changes to the Park’s General Development Plan, to allow for the easement, are required to be approved by NCPC; and therefore, NCPC has National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act responsibilities. Pursuant to NEPA, a draft Environmental Assessment was prepared to evaluate the proposed easement and the townhouse development in accordance with NCPC’s Environmental and Historic Preservation Policies and Procedures.

Input Requested
Comments on draft Environmental Assessment

Submit Comments to:
Cheryl Kelly
Urban Planner
National Capital Planning Commission
401 9th Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004

Commission Action Requested
Approval of an amendment to a General Development Plan for the Little Falls Stream Valley Park

Expected Date of NCPC Action
July 7, 2011

Historic Preservation (section 106) Consultation Process

Section 106 review is ongoing

Other Information

A hard copy of the EA can be viewed at NCPC at 401 9th Street, NW, Washington DC, Suite 500N