Montgomery County Planning Department

September 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Randolph Hills Shopping Center to Transform into Community Space

Better Block Announces the White Flint Placemaking Festival, celebrating Local Food, Arts, and Fitness In just a few weeks, Randolph Hills Shopping Center will transform into a community greenspace that will offer activities for everyone, no matter their age. Since May 2018, Better Block, an urban-based nonprofit in Dallas, has been working with residents in […]

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March 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Sector Plan Aims to Alleviate Congestion Along Georgia Avenue

Montgomery County’s Planning Department is working with the Maryland State Highway Administration to create alternative modes of transportation along Georgia Avenue. The Forest Glen Montgomery Hills Sector Plan, launched back in 2017, aims to alleviate congestion along the corridor while making the road more attractive to pedestrians and cyclists in the Montgomery Hills and Forest […]

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February 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know in Montgomery County for Feb. 27

Here are five things you need to know today, Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Montgomery County: 1. Public Sector Unions: Montgomery County Councilmembers will introduce a resolution in support of public employee unions at its regular scheduled meeting. 2. Renaming Ceremony: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join residents to rename the Great Hall at the […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 17, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Voting Residency Deadline-Takoma Park residency must be met today (21 days prior to the election) in order to vote in the upcoming election. We’ve launched a handy page full of City Election 2017 information. Check it out: https://t.co/BXgwqA9zQk #TkPkVotes pic.twitter.com/wpdCz5ECFd — City of […]

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August 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Planning Department to Host a Series a Pop-up Events

Montgomery County’s Planning Department is hosting a series of pop-up events during the months of August and September to encourage community interaction with underutilized and hidden public spaces in Downtown Silver Spring. These free events include outdoor yoga and silent discos. Back in 2014, the planning department teamed up with the County Councilmembers Hans Riemer […]

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June 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Discuss County’s Master Bicycle Plan on June 22

The Montgomery County Planning Department and the Montgomery County Department of Parks is inviting residents to a public joint meeting on June 22 to discuss the Planning Department’s preliminary bikeway recommendations for the County’s Bicycle Master Plan, according to a news release. The goal of the Bicycle Master Plan, according to the Planning Department’s website, […]

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January 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Invited to Attend the Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Meeting for Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a public meeting to review pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure recommendations in the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, according to a news release. This community forum entitled, “Walking, Biking and the New Bethesda Sector Plan,” is for county residents interested in the Planning Board’s recommendations for making downtown Bethesda more […]

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September 24, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

NMAAHC: New Museum Ushers in Moments of Tears & Joy (VIDEO)

A three-day festival kicks off the official opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24. Thousands of visitors from near and far will join President Obama and other dignitaries for the dedication ceremony on the Mall. Plans for the new museum inspired individual citizens, corporations and foundations to donate […]

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September 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

A Daring Design Distinguishes the New Museum on the Mall (Photos)

Architectural talents from four design firms came together to create the stunning structure that now stands on the National Mall. The Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smith Group chose to create an exterior for the National Museum of African American History & Culture that is neither granite nor stone. Lead designer David Adjaye developed a design for the […]

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January 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Planners Meet with Community on Future of Biking (VIDEO)

Montgomery County planners from the Bicycle Master Plan and the LSC Loop Trail recently held a community meeting  at Johns Hopkins’ Montgomery County campus. Visit the Montgomery Planning website to learn more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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