November 2023 Community Update

Upcoming Virtual Community Meeting

Join the Greenvest team on Monday, December 4, at 7 p.m. for a virtual meeting with Oxford Crossing residents and neighbors. GreenVest will share project and construction updates, solicit feedback and answer your questions.

** Visit GreenOxfordCrossing.com/RSVP to RSVP and receive Zoom login credentials.**

Current Project Phase
Design & Permitting

Progress Brief

  • GreenVest has completed concept plans for the Oxford Crossing Community Submerged Gravel Stormwater Management System (SGSMS) based on input received during initial community meetings. These plans have been reviewed and approved by the County
  • In preparation for the initial concept plan, our team completed several onsite assessments to understand, preserve and enhance the existing site while minimizing community impacts. This work included baseline data collection, Natural Resource Inventory (NRI), geotechnical analysis and a review of existing storm drain and stormwater infrastructure, all of which allowed us to create a concept design that achieves project goals while minimizing impacts to trees and other natural resources.
  • GreenVest hosted a community meeting on June 12th to share project plans, solicit feedback and answer resident questions. This information was integrated into the eventual concept design submitted to the County.
  • The Project Team also met this month with the Rock Creek Conservancy, a watershed organization that works to protect and enhance the Rock Creek Watershed (which includes the Oxford Crossing community), to provide project updates and solicit feedback.

Next Steps

  • GreenVest is developing the next set of design plans as part of the overall design process. These plans are known as the semi-final design plans and include an enhanced level of design detail, additional measures for forest conservation, and descriptions of erosion and sediment control activities.
  • GreenVest will hold a second (virtual) public meeting on Monday, December 4th, at 7 p.m. to review and discuss draft design plans. Visit GreenOxfordCrossing.com/RSVP to RSVP and receive Zoom login credentials.
  • Construction is anticipated to begin in Winter 2025, before which residents will be invited to join GreenVest for a pre-construction walk. Click here to sign up for construction alerts and meeting updates.

PROJECT RESOURCES

Ask questions, find project details or speak directly with members of the Project team through any of the resources and contact methods below.

> Project Overview Fact Sheet (Descripcion General del Proyectio)
> Project FAQS
> 6/12/23 Community Meeting Presentation

Project website: GreenOxfordCrossing.com
Call or text: 240-839-4770
Email: Info@GreenOxfordCrossing.com

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NEWS + UPDATES: MONTGOMERY COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)

Calling All Montgomery County-Based Artists!
The Montgomery County DEP, Montgomery County Health and Human Services – MD and Latino Health Initiative, in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, recently announced a new climate resiliency-themed Artist Residency at HHS’ 1301 Piccard Dr. facility in Rockville. The goal is to build community resilience among County residents most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. View the complete RFQ here.

Montgomery County Nonprofits May Be Eligible for Clean Water Montgomery Grants
The “Clean Water Montgomery Grant Program” supports nonprofit organizations working to address stormwater runoff and pollution in the County through projects like tree planting, permeable pavement and litter reduction. Follow the link to learn more about program eligibility and deadlines. Read more >

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT

What is a Submerged Gravel Stormwater Management System (SGSMS)?
SGSMSs are features that mimic natural hydrological and ecological processes to capture and treat stormwater runoff, filtering sediment and pollutants through a combination of wetland plants and gravel media. These systems reduce runoff by trapping and storing stormwater and introducing surface water flows into the subsurface via the gravel media. Pollutant removal is achieved by biological uptake from algae and bacteria within the filter media and plant materials at the surface. The systems are designed to capture and treat 1″ of rainfall over 24 hours. Additional details are available at GreenOxfordCrossing.com.

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