Montgomery Planning Department Offices will be open today with liberal leave in effect. (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)
The Planning Board approved the Planning Board Draft Plan Amendment (pdf, 8.2 MB) on Dec. 5. The plan has been sent to the County Executive and County Council for review. Find out more about the Planning Board worksessions that preceded approval of the plan.
Special attention was given to the area around the former Vitro site at Connecticut Avenue and Aspen Hill Road. Read
The County Council approved the Glenmont Sector Plan on November 5, 2013. The final version of the document, which incorporates the changes of the Council Resolution, will be available the first of the year.
The kick-off meeting for this plan happened on November 4th. Hear presentations from the Chair and Planning Department Director. Go to plan
The Planning Department and Department of Parks presented a report covering activities of each Department to the County Council. Read
The Planning Department issued the July 2013 Biennial Master Plan Monitoring Report, approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board, which assesses progress on implementing the White Flint Sector Plan, the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan, and the Shady Grove Sector Plan. Read
Planning Chair and Department staff outlined the latest planning issues to members of Leadership Montgomery on May 29th. Leadership Montgomery provides special training to current and emerging leaders within this county. Françoise Carrier presentation;Tom Autry and Eric Graye presentation
The Planning Board transmitted a draft revised zoning code to the County Council in May, completing a key phase of this multi-year project.
Planners are analyzing development scenarios for the Ten Mile Creek area of Clarksburg as part of a potential amendment to the 1994 master plan.
Public art, which helps build community, foster economic development and create a sense of place is an option in our development review process in downtown areas and transit-area zones. View our new Public Art Guidelines.
To increase urban tree canopy, we have launched Shades of Green, a pilot program that provide free trees and two years of tree care to property owners in downtown Silver Spring, Montgomery Hill and downtown Wheaton.
The Planning Board transmitted the draft Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan to the County Council for consideration.
Want to stay informed about planning and development in Montgomery County? Ensure your local organization is registered accurately using our easy tool.
To stay abreast of Montgomery County development activity, visit our online Development Finder to learn details about building applications to be considered by the Planning Board.
Do you have a forest conservation easement on or near your property? Easements protect forests on private land by limiting certain activities, part of the Planning Board's emphasis on forest conservation. Now you can locate areas under easement using our online map.
The latest episode of Montgomery Plans spotlights our Zoning Code Rewrite, greening the down-county with free trees, a tour of Germantown Town Center three years after the master plan took effect and the latest big decisions of the Planning Board.