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  • May 10, 2024 1:23 PM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

    How to become a block captain!  If your block does not have one, find out how to sign up to become your block’s captain and share crime prevention tips with your neighbors. Block captains don’t only deal with crime prevention though. They help the block unite through the use of a block list. The block list has many uses. It makes coordinating holiday block parties and block yard sales easy. It provides help to neighbors when they travel by assisting them in contacting other neighbors and asking them to watch their homes and vehicles and assists neighbors who are home-bound and might need help picking up a prescription or food. Learn how Neighborhood Watch can help the residents on your block.

    For more details, see this video

    The link is

    Learn more crime prevention tips by watching the video.

    For more information, email

  • April 19, 2024 11:57 AM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

    Real Estate Activity Report for Single Family Homes in Chevy Chase, DC

    March 22, 2024 - April 18, 2024

    There are 35 homes listed in this report. 

    April 2024 Real Estate report.pdf

  • April 11, 2024 9:00 AM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

    April 8, 2024



    In November 2023, a nomination for a Chevy Chase Historic District was submitted to the Historic Preservation Office (HPO) by the Chevy Chase DC Conservancy. In order to meet the expectations of the Historic Preservation Review Board, HPO has encouraged the applicants to conduct community outreach and education efforts on the proposal.  Based on the information that HPO has received to date, it is clear that public sentiment on the proposal is sharply divided. Additionally, HPO’s preliminary assessment is that the proposed boundaries are not sufficiently justified.

    Given the lack of community consensus and concerns about the proposed boundaries, as well as the need to conduct a citywide analysis in order to more effectively evaluate historic district nominations, HPO is not prepared to recommend that the current proposal for a Chevy Chase Historic District be considered by the HPRB at this time.   

    In Fall 2024, HPO will begin data collection, mapping, and equity analysis of historic resources across the District. This work will be critical in informing HPO’s evaluation of future historic district proposals. 

    HPO staff will continue to be available for inquiries from all residents and organizations about the recognition and protection of historic resources in their neighborhoods. 


  • April 04, 2024 5:00 PM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

    Below is a link to the Chevy Chase DC Conservancy Response submitted to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

    The Chevy Chase DC Conservancy Responds to HCCDC.pdf

  • March 28, 2024 2:28 PM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

    HCCDC Statement on Conservancy’s Historic District nomination

    Adopted by the board of directors 27 March 2024

    Historic Chevy Chase DC does not support the current nomination to create a historic district in Chevy Chase DC.

    Historic Chevy Chase DC has celebrated and documented the history of this community for more than 30 years. It is governed by an active and working board of directors whose members deeply care about the look and feel of the neighborhood. There have been nearly 70 board members in its 34-year history.

    We base our decision not to support the nomination on decades-long engagement with preservation issues in our Chevy Chase DC neighborhood that began with the founding of our organization in the early 1990s and continues to this day.

    HCCDC organized the first and only other campaign for a historic district from 2004 to 2008. That campaign was based on an inventory of buildings in a broader area and narrower period of significance than the Conservancy’s. Meetings were organized block by block in the affected area in order to explain the rationale for the proposed district as well as to listen to neighbors’ concerns. ANC 3-4/G conducted a survey that resulted in a high rate of response and an overwhelming rejection of the plan by a margin of 77 to 22 percent. We listened to our neighbors, respected their opinions, and decided not to file the application.

    Nothing has changed about the nature of the neighborhood since then or the merits of the historic district. Indeed, we note that the Conservancy’s current nomination seems copied in large measure from the HCCDC 2008 proposal.

    HCCDC has learned something valuable from its engagement with the community over the last 15 years. We learned that preservation efforts in this neighborhood do not require formal government action and oversight. We discovered that our neighbors have both the means and the desire to maintain and further develop the eclectic styles that have defined Chevy Chase since 1907. The Conservancy’s application rightly celebrates this eclecticism but fails to understand that this genius lives on in the choices that are made by the people who live here. The neighborhood has developed organically and HCCDC wishes to support and preserve this spirit. Chevy Chase DC does not need to be saved from itself.

    As noted, the Conservancy bases its application on the original HCCDC application, however, the rationale for restricting its geographic scope and extending the period of significance is unclear at best. HCCDC is sympathetic to preservation. We have approached preservation in a balanced manner, proposing protection for worthy sites: the Arcade, Chevy Chase Bank, the Avalon Theater. We have taken an active role as well in discussions with the National Park Service with respect to Chevy Chase Circle. HCCDC has helped install over 300 plaques on houses in the neighborhood. Recently we have launched a program restoring neighborhood call boxes with art and text. In short, Chevy Chase DC already is an active community engaged in preservation work. Given this level of interest and engagement, we do not believe a blanket regulatory approach is required in Chevy Chase.

    Since the 2008 campaign, HCCDC has led the community in discovering the racist origins of our map. Along with the rest of the country, Chevy Chase DC has become more attentive to the racial dimension of American history. The HCCDC board became much more focused on how this history played out locally. It is undeniably the case that the displacement of African Americans formed a central motif in the formation of this neighborhood, creating a demographic legacy that lives on into the present. HCCDC took its role as community leader seriously in rediscovering and acknowledging this history and its local consequences. This work is also a project of preservation.

    HCCDC is on record supporting the aims of the Small Area Plan exercise undertaken by the DC Office of Planning 2021-2023, i.e., creating a more diverse, vibrant, welcoming community. As a matter of priority HCCDC supports this vision, specifically the inclusion of income-integrated housing. Until we have progress on this project, a more inclusive Chevy Chase is substantially more important than the addition of a 38th residential historic district.

    We trust that the HPRB will take seriously its mission to act in the interests of the city as a whole in this matter. This is how HCCDC is assessing the nomination and our role. Though our neighborhood’s contribution would be modest, we believe it would send an important signal to other areas west of Rock Creek Park that every neighborhood should be taking part in this effort. In weighing competing priorities, we believe that historic district designation at this time would have the unfortunate effect of appearing to perpetuate the racial, ethnic, and religious exclusivity on the basis of which Chevy Chase was originally conceived and executed.

    The timing and content of the Conservancy’s historic district nomination make it clear that opposition to the civic core redevelopment is at the heart of its mobilization efforts. Accordingly, this is a major test of the priorities underlying the redevelopment of the civic core on Connecticut Avenue. By extending the period of significance to 1964, the nomination would make the Wells Fargo Bank at 5701 Connecticut a Contributing Structure; demolition would be prohibited, and a likely site for redevelopment of the east side of Connecticut Avenue -- for mixed use, shops and housing -- would be preempted. The timing and scope of the Conservancy’s proposal is at odds with the other widely debated and discussed improvements for the neighborhood. We believe the spirit of progress and renewal demands inclusion of affordable housing as foreseen by the Small Area Plan, supported by ANC 3-4G, and adopted by the DC Council. These improvements would be imperiled by adoption of the Conservancy’s proposals.

    In sum, we conclude that a historic district as defined in the Conservancy’s nomination is not warranted or welcomed.

    • A historic district in the specific circumstances of Chevy Chase would undermine the pattern of organic, eclectic development that already exists.
    • With HCCDC, preservation efforts already have an active advocate in the neighborhood.
    • In balancing priorities, redevelopment of the Connecticut Avenue corridor in Chevy Chase should contribute to resolving the housing crisis with affordable units, a strategic goal of the DC government with which we agree.


  • March 25, 2024 5:20 PM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

    This report covers  February 23, 2024 through March 22, 2024. This is a comprehensive report for Chevy Chase DC. 

    There are 33 homes in this report: 13 Active listings, 3 under contingent contract, 7 pending settlement,  9 closed/settled listings, and 1 coming soon.

    Here is a link to the full report

    March 2024 Real Estate report.pdf

  • March 22, 2024 10:48 AM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

     The video recording of the panel discussion on Making Sense of Senior Living Options is now available. 

    Go to:

    Held on March 22, 2024

  • March 21, 2024 4:11 PM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

    Positive Aging Sourcebook: The leading resource for senior housing, aging in place, and professional resources

    This book was recommended as a source for detailed information on senior living housing in the DC metro area at the March 20 Panel discussion on "Making Sense of Senior Living Options" sponsored by Northwest Neighbors Village and CCC

  • March 07, 2024 9:53 AM | Jory Barone (Administrator)

    You can see the RFP (request for proposal) and other documents related to the development of the Chevy Chase Civic Site on the DMPED (Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development) website.

    Other updated information is available in the Chevy Chase News and Notes March issue.

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