To: Susan Swift, Director of Rockville Planning Department and City of Rockville Mayor and Council

Keep the Maryvale Elementary School Neighborhood Safe

I oppose the construction of a 4-level, 900-unit storage facility in our neighborhood, that will be only 100 feet from Maryvale Elementary School.

These facilities can increase large vehicle traffic, and invite unlawful activity and dangerous individuals and materials into school zones and neighborhoods. Even "Self-Storage Association", in coordination with Department of Homeland Security (DHS), sent an alert to self-storage owners and managers about the potential for illegal use of these units in connection with terrorism. Our school zone and family neighborhood location is not appropriate for this facility.

Why is this important?

One of us has a child at Maryvale Elementary, and both of us have children who will soon attend... and this is our neighborhood.

The announcement concerned us, as parents and residents, and even more when we read stories on the industry's own websites. Opposing this use of the land, is a simple way to help keep our children and neighborhood safe, and encourage intelligent land use that will improve our neighborhood, not simply generate tax income.