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Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration

As a part of the County's effort to help reduce stormwater pollution that drains into our streams and enhance aquatic habitat, the County is collaborating with the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), to restore approximately 4,470 feet of the Hollywood Branch, from Midland Rd. down to Cannon Rd. Construction on the upper Hollywood Branch stream restoration project was completed during the Spring/Summer of 2014. The second half of the project will be completed during the Spring/Summer of 2015.

This project is also adjacent to the Cannon Road Green Streets project which includes the Carole Acres, Buckly Downs, and Woodlawn Terrace area. Green Street projects generally involve installing small-scale stormwater practices within the County's right-of-way to capture water from roadways and sidewalks during storms.

The State Highway Administration (SHA) is restoring the lower section of Hollywood Branch below Cannon Rd. to the confluence with the Paint Branch as part of their environmental stewardship and mitigation for the Inter County Connector (ICC). 

Various public events will be held throughout the project phases for residents to learn about the project and to provide input on the design of the project. Go to the "Project Schedule and Documents" tab for more information.

Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration



Project Status: Complete
Total Drainage Area: N/A
Total Percent Impervious: N/A
Total Stream Project Length: 4470 ft
Estimate Costs: $1.7 millon Construction - $449,000 Engineering Design
Monitoring: Yes
Watershed: Anacostia River
Contact: Darian Copiz
Phone: (240) 777-7774

*Information is subject to change.

Image of Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration Area

To download, click (PDF, 2.01 MB).


Project Schedule and Documents


Public Events and Project Schedule
Event Date / Time Location
Preliminary Assessment January 2009  
30% Design Plan June / July 2009  
Initial Public Meeting December 9, 2009 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cannon Rd. Elementary School Cafeteria, 901 Cannon Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20904
60% Design Plan April 2012  
Stream Walk May 16, 2012 6:00 - 8:00p.m.  
Stream Walk A 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Stream Crossing downstream of  Midland Rd. between 613 and 701 Midland Rd.
Stream Walk B 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Walk down path between 13120 & 13122 Broadmore Rd. to basketball court.
Stream Walk C 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. Stormdrain easement between 13309 & 13311 Clifton Rd.
90% Design Plan April 2013  
Construction Spring/Summer 2014 and Spring/Summer 2015 Upper half of project (Midland Rd down to Park Property) completed in Spring/Summer 2014. Lower half of project (Upper limit of Park Property down to Cannon Rd) expected to be completed Spring/Summer 2015.
Construction Stream Walk 1 June 17, 2014 6:30-8:30 p.m. Start at Midland Rd crossing, then relocate to Octagon Ln and Anderson St.
Construction Stream Walk 2 August 21, 2014 6:30-8:30 p.m. 819 Anderson St.
Construction Stream Walk 3 April 28, 2015 6:30-8:30 p.m. Existing pedestrian bridge on Park property. From Broadmore Rd, walk down asphalt trail between houses 13100 & 13028.

*Project schedule is tentative and dates are subject to change.


Document and Design Plans
January 2009 Preliminary Assessment Report (not final) (PDF, 6.17 MB)
June / July 2009 Detailed 30% Engineering Plans (not final) (PDF, 19.91 MB)
  30% Revised Assessment Report (not final) (PDF, 6.19 MB)
December 2009 Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 106 KB)
  Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration Project (PDF, 3.75 MB)
  Color Exhibits of 30% Design Plans and Example Photos (PDF, 21.84 MB)
April 2012 Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 2.51 MB)
  Simplified Color Exhibit of 60% Plans (PDF, 14.32 MB)
  Detailed 60% Site Plans (PDF, 16.64 MB)
April 2013 Detailed 90% Site Plans (PDF, 37.60 MB)
June 2014 Construction Notice – Upper Project (PDF, 1.59 MB)
  Construction Stream Walk 1 (PDF, 577 KB)
  Construction Stream Walk 2 (PDF, 608 KB)
April 2015 Construction Notice – Lower Project (PDF, 1.61 MB)
  Construction Stream Walk 3 (PDF, 295 KB)