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November 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Modern Montgomery Book Launch Focuses on County Architecture (VIDEO)

The Planning Department recently hosted a launch party for the new book, Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979 at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. The 250-page, well-illustrated book is written by Clare Lise Kelly, a preservation planner and an architectural historian with the Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Office. Bridget Schwiesow has more. Visit our PEG partner […]

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November 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

Planning Awards Focus on Design Excellence (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Planning teamed with the American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter to present the first annual Design Excellence Awards. Bridget Schwiesow has more in this report. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Planning Department Launches Subdivision Staging Policy Update (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Planning Department has started to update the Subdivision Staging Policy (formerly called Growth Policy) for review and approval by the County Council in 2016. The intent of the Subdivision Staging Policy is to ensure public facilities, particularly schools and roads, are adequate to meet the needs of new development and growth. Find out […]

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October 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Planning Department Emphasizes Design Excellence (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Planning Department’s Design Excellence (DesignX) initiative seeks to raise the quality of design throughout Montgomery County. As part of this effort, the Planning Department has introduced the Design Excellence Award. The winner of the Montgomery County Planning Department’s first, annual Design Excellence Award will be announced at an Award Celebration on October […]

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September 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rock Spring Master Plan Update (VIDEO)

The Rock Spring Master Plan covers the North Bethesda area bordered by the I-270 spur, Westlake Drive and Democracy Boulevard. The plan specifically looks at revitalizing a typical suburban office park. Bridget Schwiesow has the latest: Visit Reimagining Rock Spring to learn more.   Related:

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April 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Planning Board Tours Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Members of the Montgomery County Planning Board recently toured Silver Spring as part of their Design Excellence initiative.  Bridget Schwiesow reports they were on foot and bike. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 25, 2015 | Krista Brick

White Flint’s Pike and Rose Project Earns County National Award

The Pike & Rose project is a feather in the cap for the Montgomery County Planning Department. The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is this year’s recipient of an Award of Excellence from the American Planning Association (APA), County Planning Division, and its sister organization, the National […]

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February 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Planning Department Works with Noré Winter (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Planning Department recently hosted a nationally known guest in an effort to advance the quality of design in the county. Bridget Schwiesow has more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 25, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Planning Department Honored for Historic Preservation

The Montgomery County Planning Department will be recognized at the annual Montgomery Preservation Inc. Historic Preservation Awards program on March 28. Historic Planner Clare Lise Kelly is set to receive the Montgomery Prize, the highest honor awarded by Montgomery Preservation. Montgomery Preservation Inc. will also recognize the Montgomery Modern Initiative, a documentation and educational program […]

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July 26, 2013 | Staff Writer

Meet Montgomery County’s Planning Director (Video)

Meet Montgomery County’s new planning director: Gwen Wright. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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