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Westwood Recycling Day is coming!

Join us as we kick off Westwood Wednesdays at the Westwood Shopping Centers with Westwood’s Recycling Day this Saturday, May 20. We invite you to bring papers for shredding, electronics for recycling (see abetterwayrecycling.com for acceptable items), and donate gently used linens to the National...
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Planning Board advances Westbard redevelopment

An early stage, conceptual "sketch plan" won approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board last Thursday, advancing the developer's vision for a new Westwood at Westbard. The approved plan focused on the naturalization of the Willett Branch stream, the realignment of Westbard Avenue and...
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Watch the Equity One presentation

On Nov. 29 Equity One hosted a required pre-submission meeting as part of the preliminary plan process with the Montgomery County Planning Department. Thank you to all who took the time to participate. As promised, the slide show presentation and a link to a video recording of the entire...
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Opportunities to Stay Up to Date

Equity One is in the process of preparing its Preliminary Plan of Subdivision Application. As part of this process, on Nov. 29 Equity One will host a required pre-submission meeting in advance of filing its Preliminary Plan Application with the Montgomery County Planning Board. This session, being...
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Pumpkins and Pigs and Lions, Oh My!

It’s time to celebrate all things fall—crisp weather, pumpkins, Halloween and more! The Westwood Fall Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Westwood Shopping Center. Westwood Fall Festival has a bounty of fun on tap. Get up close with a teacup pig, bunnies and...
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A Musical Swan Song for Westwood Wednesdays

There’s one last chance to join the fun at Westwood Wednesdays. This year’s event series concludes with the season finale on Oct. 12. Bach to Rock Bethesda is the featured guest for the kiddos with instruments and music games. And as always, there will also be corn hole, sidewalk chalk and...
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Keeping Things Popping at Westwood Wednesdays on Sept. 28

What better way to keep things popping at Westwood Wednesdays than with popcorn? Wildtree Foods will be among the featured participants at the next event on Sept. 28 as kids will get to flavor their own popcorn snack. And back by popular demand will be Bach to Rock Bethesda with its instruments...
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Get Centered with Sweetbay Yoga & Be Yummy at Westwood Wednesdays

It’s time to get centered for the new school year. This week’s Westwood Wednesdays is pleased to feature Sweetbay Yoga, one of Westwood Shopping Centers newest businesses, and it’s teen and pre-teen yoga group Be Yummy. Meet members of Be Yummy at Westwood Wednesdays on Sept. 14. Photo...
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Soccer fun returns to Westwood Wednesdays Aug. 24

Larry the Lion and Brit-Am Soccer Academy return to Westwood Wednesday’s next week with pop-up soccer and fun skills games. The Aug. 24 event at Westwood Shopping Center in Bethesda will also feature free Popsicles while supplies last. Just Gnocchi food truck is back with its pasta classics....
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Westwood Sketch Plan Submitted

Equity One’s work on the planned redevelopment of Westwood has continued this summer. The final sketch plan for 1.8 million square feet of redevelopment was submitted to the Planning Board in July. This 3-D rendering shows residential uses in yellow and commercial space in pink. You can...
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Enthusiasm for Westwood Wednesdays takes off!

As summer progresses so does the enthusiasm for Westwood Wednesdays. The turnout for these twice-monthly community events at Westwood Shopping Center has grown, with more than 150 people attending last week. Be a part of the fun at the next Westwood Wednesdays on July 27 as new activities for...
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School’s out! Westwood Wednesday celebrates summer June 22

There will be two special kid-friendly opportunities with Mighty Mole Gardens and Brit-Am Soccer Academy at the next Westwood Wednesdays event, at Westwood Shopping Center in Bethesda, on June 22. Mighty Mole Gardens is a D.C.-based business that sells grow-your-own veggie packets. Owner Erin...
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Kick back with BBQ at this week’s Westwood Wednesdays

Sunny and in the 70s is a perfect forecast for this week's Westwood Wednesdays on June 8. Kick back with live music from Phil Kominski of the popular Lloyd Dobler Effect band. (Click here to see his high-energy performance of Irish Rover.)  And no need to cook; you can pick up some scrumptious...
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Equity One’s June 1 Pre-Submission Meeting

On June 1 Equity One will host a required pre-submission meeting as part of its sketch plan application with the Montgomery County Planning Department. This session, being held at the Landy Lane Ballroom, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to the general public. The entire meeting...
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Rev up for Memorial Day at Westwood Wednesdays

We're looking forward to launching Westwood Wednesdays on May 25. Join us in the parking area adjacent to Rite Aid at Westwood Shopping Center from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for live music, food trucks and games. You can also get patriotic giveaways just in time for Memorial Day. Take the night off from...
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Giant will anchor the new Westwood

We are pleased to report that Giant Food has signed on to anchor the new Westwood retail center! The deal, which amends a lease signed in 1959, is another key piece to enable Equity One to move forward with the promised redevelopment of Westwood Shopping Center. So what is planned for the new...
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Looking Ahead to the New Westwood

The review and update of the Westbard Sector Plan has been a long process, and we appreciate the hard work and effort of the community, county planners and the County Council. This week’s approval of an updated sector plan establishes planning guidelines in Westbard for the next 30 years. We...
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Council resolution on Westbard available online

The County Council has published its final resolution on the Draft Westbard Sector Plan, outlining revisions to the draft submitted by the Planning Board. Public comments are being accepted until April 26. The resolution can be viewed by CLICKING...
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Roger Berliner’s open letter to Westbard residents

County Councilmember Roger Berliner explains more about the County Council’s revisions to the draft Westbard Sector Plan in an April 13 open letter to residents. You can read the letter by CLICKING...
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Sign the petition: Westbard Deserves New Investment

Westbard is a highly affluent area of Montgomery County. Yet its streets are not pedestrian friendly. Its residents shop at an unsightly retail center surrounded by a sea of asphalt. Its service workers can’t afford to live there. And its natural resources are among the county’s worst. The...
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County Council to hold Westbard hearing

The Montgomery County Planning Board finalized its recommended Westbard Sector Plan in December and has now transmitted the document to the County Council and County Executive. The council has set a public hearing on the plan for Jan. 26 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The speaker list fill quickly over...
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Next Westbard worksession set for Dec. 3

The county Planning Board will hold its third worksession on the Westbard Sector Plan Draft Plan on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 8787 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. The topic for this discussion is Parks, Open Space and Willett Branch Renovation....
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Add your voice with easy online letter

The county Planning Board’s public hearing on the draft Westbard Sector Plan is set for Sept. 24. Updates to the sector plan are needed for the envisioned redevelopment of Westwood Shopping Center and surrounding properties. Please take a few minutes to submit a letter into the public hearing...
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Please sign up to testify for the new Westwood

The county Planning Board has set a public hearing on the draft Westbard Sector Plan for Thursday, September 24—and has just opened registration for speaker sign-ups. It is vitally important that the board hear voices of support for the redevelopment vision. Please consider signing up to...
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School Supply Drive

Please help the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County prepare students for the start of school with a donation of new school supplies. Westwood Shopping Center is hosting a week-long School Supply Drive in partnership with HOC to make sure 2,000 low-income students across the county...
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Electronic Recycling Event

Do you have an electronics graveyard—a drawer or closet filled with outdated monitors, printers or other technology has-beens? Would you like to finally be rid of them in a safe and responsible manner? Don't miss your chance next weekend. Westwood Shopping Center is hosting an Electronic...
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Parks, Parades and Markets, Oh My!

Public gathering space is an important component of a community. An objective of the planned redevelopment of Westwood Shopping Center and surrounding properties is to provide more spaces in the community where residents can come together. The vision includes a series of designed green areas and...
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Sidewalk Sale – July 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

It’s summertime and living is easy! Come out to shop, eat and enjoy the afternoon with a sidewalk sale at the Westwood Shopping Center. There will be food trucks, free ice cream, live music, games and, of course, a host of participating merchants from Westwood and Westwood II. Bring your...
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Modern. Convenient. Connected.

1959 was a long time ago That was the year Westwood Shopping Center was built. Over the years it has become a valued community resource, but more than 55 years later it is in need of an update. We envision a collection of shops and restaurants for the new Westwood that will enhance...
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Pet-A-Palooza – June 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us for Saturday at Westwood Shopping Center for a day of pet-friendly fun. Bring your BFF—Best Furry Friend—for pet treats, photos and more! And be sure to enter to win a year's supply of dog food from Westwood Pet Center. Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ask a Vet Plinko for...
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Westwood hosts event series starting May 9

Beginning with our Mother's Day event on Saturday, May 9, Westwood Shopping Center will be hosting monthly community events through October. Please join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday to Celebrate Mom. Take home photos from our fun photo booth, make Mom a do-it-yourself card, and enter to...
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Equity One shares traffic analyses

Equity One and its traffic engineer, Wells + Associates, have performed preliminary analysis on the impact our proposed redevelopment would have on traffic in the area.  As part of this process, Wells surveyed traffic in the area in May 2014, specifically evaluating the major intersections...
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Concept for the new Westwood introduced

Equity One has shared its initial concept plans for redeveloping Westwood Shopping Center and several surrounding properties. The vision creates a pedestrian friendly gathering space for the community with two-story retail and new residential and office. A variety of active and passive open...
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Creating a modern Westbard

Thank you for your feedback on our vision for a modern Westbard. We value the input and are working hard on a redevelopment plan for our seven parcels to create a truly special future for Westbard. Like us on Facebook to follow our latest news. And visit our Contact page to sign up for...
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County Reveals Proposed Westbard Concept

Charrette Process Ends After a week of discussions with community residents, business owners, civic organizations and government agencies, the Montgomery County Planning Department on Tuesday night revealed its Westbard Sector Concept Framework Plan at Westland Middle School in...
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