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See the Better Block Festival Concept Plan!

Based on feedback from the community and local business owners, the Better Block Foundation has finalized the concept plan for our placemaking festival. See image below or click here to download the full version.



Better Block Survey Results

Earlier this year, Better Block and Montgomery County Planning conducted a survey to determine what features and amenities people appreciate most in the Randolph Hills Shopping Center and in our area in general.  100 people participated.  See results below or click here to download.


Better Block Festival

From October 11th through 14th, the Randolph Hills Shopping Center is going to be the site of a “placemaking event” organized by Better Block Foundation, Montgomery County Planning Department, and the Randolph Civic Association. This will be an opportunity to re-imagine what the shopping center could be though community engagement, ideas, and participation.  Culminating in a two day festival featuring food vendors, kids activities, and live music, it is sure to be a lively event and an exciting opportunity for RCA-land!

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WHERE Randolph Hills Shopping Center
4900 Boiling Brook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852
WHEN

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Summer Echo now available

The Summer 2018 Echo is available for download.


Post your Better Block Ideas on the “Morris Column”

Randolph Hills now has its very own “Morris Column”.  It was constructed during the Better Block kickoff event on May 30th.  If you have any ideas for the Better Block project or any other community focused information, feel free to post it here!


Illegal Dumping in Randolph Hills

There have been multiple instances of large scale trash dumping at the corner of Boiling Brook Parkway and Ashley Drive.

If you happen to witness dumping or suspicious behavior in this area, do not approach the suspects. Please call the Montgomery County Police Non-Emergency line immediately at 301-279-8000 to report it with a description of the suspects and their vehicle if possible. If caught, illegal dumpers are subject to a minimum $500 civil fine and possible criminal prosecution.


Take the Better Block Survey!

The success of the Better Block event will be dependent upon community participation and ideas.  Please take a few moments to complete the survey and share what you think the Randolph Hills Shopping Center should be like!

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Volunteer for a Better Block

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The Randolph Civic Association is partnering with Montgomery Planning and the Better Block Foundation on a project to improve the neighborhood of Randolph Hills and specifically the Randolph Hills Shopping Center.

We will be providing SSL opportunities for kids and great opportunities for adults to get involved. For example, we’re hoping to landscape and decorate the shopping center, and create a pop-up art exhibit as well as showcasing local performers, including dance or music. Innovative ideas are welcome!

We’re still in the planning stage, so there’s nothing set in stone yet, but possible opportunities include helping to set up the art exhibit, constructing a temporary amphitheater, organizing and inventorying materials, painting a mural, building display kiosks, welcoming and guiding visitors, and laying out a temporary bike lane.

The main Better Block event will be Saturday Oct. 13 and we will need the majority of volunteers the day of the event, but there will be some work over the summer or in September.

If you’re interested, contact Mara Greengrass at 301-802-1950 or treasurer@randolphcivic.org. For more information about the project, check out Montgomery Planning’s site.


Better Block Kickoff Meeting Recap

If you weren’t able to attend the Better Block Kickoff meeting, find out what you missed here:

And here:  http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/White-Flint-Neighbors-Kick-Off-Placemaking-Project/ 

To learn more about “Placemaking“, see Better Block founder Jason Robert’s TED talk here: