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BRAC Mandatory Referral Supporting Documents

Appendix A: Local Master Plans
Appendix B: State and Federal Master Plans
Appendix C: BRAC Program
Appendix D: State and Federal Master Plans, Regulations, and Policy
Appendix E: Design Guidelines
Appendix F: Related Transportation Studies
Appendix G: Existing Transit Services
Appendix H: Public Outreach Highlights
Appendix I: Correspondence
Appendix J: Additional Supporting Information

Appendix A: Local Master Plans

  • Appendix A-1: Specific Master Plan Guidance for NNMC/BRAC Planning Area
    This document summarizes specific master plan guidance for eight transportation facilities in the BRAC planning area, provided in three master plans: 1990 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan, the 2001 Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan, and the 2005 Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan.
  • Appendix A-2: General Master Plan Guidance (pdf, 90KB)
    This document identifies general guidance in the 1990 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan that stresses the importance of serving mobility needs through walking, bicycling, and transit.
  • Appendix A-3: Scope of Work for Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan
    This scope of work discusses the purpose, challenges, and schedule for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan.
  • Appendix A-4: White Flint Sector Plan
    The White Flint Sector Plan was approved by the county council on March 23, 2010. It establishes policies for transforming an auto-oriented suburban development pattern into an urban center of residences and businesses where people walk to work, shops and transit.
  • Appendix A-5: Purple Line Functional Plan
    The Planning Board approved a April 2010 draft of the Purple Line Functional Plan that establishes the alignment and mode of the Purple Line.
  • Appendix A-6: Master Plan of Highways and Transitways Scope of Work
    The Planning Board approved the Master Plan of Highways and Transitways Scope of Work in November 2009. The plan will update the road network with current classifications, incorporate road changes, and align it with the County Road Code.

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Appendix B: State and Federal Master Plans

  • Appendix B-1: National Naval Medical Center Master Plan Update (2008) (pdf, 9KB)
    An update to the 1990 master plan that establishes the vision for the Walter Reed
    National Military Medical Center.
  • Appendix B-2: National Institutes of Health Master Plan Update (2003)
    An update to the 1998 Master Plan.
  • Appendix B-3: 2009 Maryland Transportation Plan
    A 20-year vision that outlines "the State's transportation policies and priorities and helps guide Statewide investment decisions across all modes of transportation." This document provides a statement from the Secretary, identifies a plan objective that supports multimodal choices, and access, and includes two plan strategies related to bicycle and pedestrian access.
  • Appendix B-4: Maryland Pedestrian-Bicycle Master Plan (pdf, 2.8MB)
    A plan for the State of Maryland to guide investment to bicycle and pedestrian programs. This document establishes the vision for walking and bicycling in Maryland.
  • Appendix B-5: Bicycle Compatibility Waiver Request
    Per the SHA Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Guidelines, bicycle lanes are required at the intersection of MD 355 and Jones Bridge Rd. Since there is insufficient right-of-way to accommodate bicycle lanes, a design waiver was required. In lieu of bicycle lanes, a 13 ft wide outside lane is provided.

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Appendix C: BRAC Program

Montgomery County maintains a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) website, a repository of BRAC related documents, correspondence, and proposals that provides a comprehensive summary of the planning processes for both on-site and off-site projects and related activities.

  • Appendix C-1: Tier #1 to Tier #4 Projects
    This document identifies BRAC transportation projects by four funding tiers.
  • Appendix C-2: BRAC Mobility Projects Matrix (MCDOT)
    A matrix of the 14 BRAC projects located on and off the medical center campus that provides a description of each project, identifies the lead agency, target completion data, cost, and funding status.
  • Appendix C-3: National Naval Medical Center DEIS & FEIS
    Links to the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements, and Planning Board packets related to DEIS & FEIS, and Planning Board comments on the DEIS.
  • Appendix C-4: MD 355 Multimodal Crossing Study Purpose and Need
    This project is intended to improve access and mobility between the east and west sides of Rockville Pike at the Medical Center Metrorail Station. This document identifies the purpose and need of the project.
  • Appendix C-5: MDOT BRAC Activities
    Includes a list of BRAC projects that are being led by state agencies (SHA, MTA).
  • Appendix C-6: Congestion and Mobility at Major Intersections
    This document summarizes the performance of four intersections based on their critical lane volume (CLV) and average delay per vehicle for three scenarios: existing, future without intersection improvements, and future intersection improvements.
  • Appendix C-7: Beltway Access Improvements
    Discusses why a direct ramp from the inner loop of the Capital Beltway to NNMC is not feasible.
  • Appendix C-8: Presentation on BRAC Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
    A presentation given by MCDOT in March 2010 regarding proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities surrounding the BRAC planning area.
  • Appendix C-9: Chevy Chase Valley Neighborhood Traffic Study
    This study evaluates various access alternatives for the Chevy Chase Valley community.
  • Appendix C-10: Description of BRAC "Tiers" and "Phases"
    This document describes the "tier" and the "phase" that each of the BRAC improvements is associated with. Tiers refer to the funding status as of November 17, 2009. Phases refer to when the project would be completed. Please note, for the Connecticut Ave / Jones Bridge Rd intersection project, Phase 2 and Phase 3 are switched.
  • Appendix C-11: MD 355 Crossing Project Alternatives (from July 20, 2010 Public Open House)
    On Tuesday, July 20, 2010, MCDOT conducted a public open house for the MD 355/Rockville Pike Crossing Project. This link is to the displays from the meeting, discussing the purpose and need of the project, the process, the alternatives under consideration, and the schedule. Pages 1-5 provide background information. Pages 6-13 relate to the preliminary alternatives. Pages 14-20 relate to the alternative recommended for further consideration. Pages 21-23 show the schedule and a comment form.

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Appendix D: State and Federal Master Plans, Regulations, and Policy

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Appendix E: Design Guidelines

  • Appendix E-1: ADA Best Practices
    Provides an excerpt from the Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Part 2: Best Practices and Design Guide, which identifies best practices for the design of curb ramps.
  • Appendix E-2: Maryland State Highway Administration Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Guidelines
    This manual provides a uniform set of guidelines for designing pedestrian and bicycle facilities in Maryland. It includes guidance on the design of paved shoulders, bike lanes, and shared use paths, as well as sidewalks, intersections, and lighting. It also highlights changes to the state code per the 1995 Access 2000 legislation.

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Appendix F: Related Transportation Studies

  • Appendix F-1: County Bus Rapid Transit Study
    Provides a summary of the scope of work and schedule for the ongoing bus rapid transit study.
  • Appendix F-2: WMATA Priority Corridor Network Study
    Describes the PCN network and summarizes the results.
  • Appendix F-3: Map of ICC Express Bus Routes (pdf, 3.2MB)
    Shows a map of the ICC bus route that will provide service between Columbia and the National Naval Medical Center when the ICC is completed in 2011/2012.
  • Appendix F-4: West Side Mobility Study
    This SHA study evaluated potential improvements along the Capital Beltway, I-270 Spurs, and I-270 mainline between the VDOT High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes Project and I-370.

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Appendix G: Existing Transit Services

  • Appendix G-1: WMATA and Ride On Bus Routes
    Several WMATA and Ride On bus routes operate in the BRAC planning area. This document shows a map of bus routes that operate in the area, summarizes their operating characteristics and ridership.
  • Appendix G-2: Map of NIH Shuttles
    Provides a map of three routes that circulate the NIH campus and three routes that provide connections to off-site locations.
  • Appendix G-3: Map of NNMC Shuttles
    Provides a map of four NNMC shuttle routes.

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Appendix H: Public Outreach Highlights

  • Appendix H-1: SHA public meetings and workshops
    Lists the number of times SHA has met with various stakeholders regarding BRAC.
  • Appendix H-2: BRAC Visioning
    On February 16, 2010, M-NCPPC staff led a visioning exercise with the BRAC Implementation Committee (BIC). Materials from this meeting include the vision statement, a list of objectives developed by the committee, and a prioritization of the objectives.
  • Appendix H-3: Coordination of Area Master Plans
    The Planning Department staff presented a summary of master plan recommendations; with a focus on transportation, neighborhood preservation, and design; to the BRAC Implementation Committee (BIC) on February 16, 2010. This presentation includes a summary of alternative typical sections for long-range transit and streetscaping options along Rockville Pike.

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Appendix I: Correspondence

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Appendix J: Additional Supporting Information

  • Appendix J-1: North Bethesda Trail
    Maps of the North Bethesda Trail showing the completed and missing segments.
  • Appendix J-2: Diamond Lane Analysis
    Evaluates the potential for designating additional lanes on Rockville Pike as "diamond lanes" intended for carpoolers and buses.
  • Appendix J-3: National Naval Medical Center Gate Work
    A Navy presentation from March 2010 that identifies the project limits for five gate improvements on the NNMC campus (see page 3 for map).
  • Additional information on BRAC mobility projects is available from Montgomery County and the State of Maryland.

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