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County Council Votes Unanimously to Close One Block of Lincoln Street - 07/20/2011

County Council Votes Unanimously to Close One Block of Lincoln Street

Release Date: July 20, 2011

Bethesda, Md., (July 20, 2011) - Based on a finding that the one block section of Lincoln Street from Old Georgetown Road to Grant Street is no longer necessary for present public use or anticipated public use in the foreseeable future, the nine members of the  Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the abandonment proposed by Suburban Hospital. This is an important milestone in ensuring that Suburban Hospital can build the facilities necessary to serve our patients and  community in the 21st century.

The abandonment will become effective when the special exception process for the entire project has concluded with no further appeals  by the HTCA neighborhood and when the complete record plat for the proposed Hospital preliminary plan is approved by the Planning Board.  For detailed information on the project, visit

About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for more than 65 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health.  

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