Montgomery County Planning Board

May 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Population Continues to Diversify but Changes Aren’t Uniformly Distributed

Between July 2010 and July 2019, Montgomery County’s population grew 7.7%, according to a presentation Thursday morning by the Montgomery County planners, who created the Montgomery County QuickStats 2019 report. The population has grown up about 76,000 in the past 10 years. The racial breakdown of Montgomery County’s 1,050,688 residents is 42.6% white, 20.1% Hispanic, […]

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April 27, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Planning Board Reviews Study Aimed at Helping Minority-Owned Businesses

In Silver Spring, Wheaton and the Takoma-Langley Crossroads, there are 279 diverse retailers, creating 1,400 jobs and approximately $138 million in revenue. The Montgomery County Planning Department, which is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, just released a study to determine how the county can strengthen these minority-owned businesses. In each of […]

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April 27, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Council to Vote on Proposed Chevy Chase Dog Park

Montgomery Parks will pitch a new dog park in Chevy Chase to the Montgomery County Planning Board on May 6. The dog park is proposed to be a little less than half an acre and located at the center of Norwood Local Park. Amenities will include a fenced area separating large and small dogs, a shade […]

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November 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Despite Concerns, Alcohol Allowance in Parks Has Led to No Negative Incidents

There have been no issues with Montgomery County’s initiative allowing alcohol in certain parts of nine parks, according to the county parks director. “We got quite a bit of public and media attention when we decided to allow alcohol in these areas. I’m very pleased to report despite a lot of concerns, we have had […]

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September 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Tras Larga Discusión se Permite el Consumo de Alcohol en Algunos Parques

La Junta de Planificación del Condado de Montgomery votó 4-1 para permitir el consumo de alcohol en partes designadas de nueve parques El cambio entra en vigencia el jueves 24 de septiembre y finaliza el 31 de mayo de 2021. Los residentes pueden consumir bebidas alcohólicas, desde las 11 am hasta el anochecer, en algunas […]

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September 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Much Discussion and Despite Some Concerns, Planning Board Allows Alcohol at Some Parks

The Montgomery County Planning Board voted 4-1 Thursday to allow alcohol in designated parts of nine parks.  The change goes into effect Thursday, Sept. 24 and ends May 31, 2021. Residents can drink from 11 a.m. to dusk in some areas at the following parks: Jesup Blair Local Park,  Acorn Urban Park, Germantown Town Center […]

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June 19, 2020 | Samantha Subin

County Approves Updated Plan for Bethesda Development, FOX 5 Headquarters

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved updated plans on Thursday for a Bethesda property which will house the headquarters of FOX 5, the local FOX affiliate in DC. Amended plans for the 937,184 square foot project, developed by Carr Properties, will allow the conversion of up to 80 units into short-term rental and hotel properties, […]

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June 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Anderson Re-Elected and Verma Elected to Planning Board

Council names Casey Anderson chair of Montgomery County Planning Board for second full term and Partap Verma as new Planning Board member. The Montgomery County Council approved both men unanimously. The five-member board deals with land-use issues in the 323,000-acre county and manages the county’s 36,500-acre park system. It reports to the council. This will […]

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February 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know today, Thursday, Feb. 22 in Montgomery County: 1.Flags at Half-Staff: Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin of the Prince George’s County police. 2. MD First Lady: Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan is expected to judge Arbor […]

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January 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Jan. 11 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Thursday, Jan. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Planners Meet: The Montgomery County Planning Board meets at 9 a.m. at their Silver Spring offices at 8787 Georgia Ave. Among the topics will be County Executive Ike Leggett’s savings plan. Here’s the full agenda. 2. Ready for College: Gaithersburg High School has […]

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