On a previous post announcing the 6 surprise retaining walls planned for the McKenney Hills Elementary School site the Parents' Coalition received an anonymous tip that said,
"MCPS was also not transparent in sharing its plans with the community to install the large retaining walls as part of the Key MS modernization. However, at Key there was a second issue of transparency: the reason for the retaining walls.
At Key MCPS did not disclose its plan to make an extreme change in the school’s elevation and how this would impact the surrounding residents. Is this the case with the other MCPS schools that are getting retaining walls, too?"
Here are pictures of the retaining walls at Francis Scott Key Middle School in Silver Spring. And what incredible retaining walls these are!
Take a good look at these walls at Key Middle School. This is what MCPS is now doing at school sites as the buildings are modernized. In addition to Key Middle School communities are seeing these massive retaining walls at Parkland Middle School, Cabin John Middle School, and in the plans for the McKenney Hills Elementary School.