Montgomery County Planning Department

July 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Residents, Business Owners Invited To Guide Downtown Future Plans

The Montgomery County Planning Department wants Silver Spring residents and business owners in the downtown area to participate in online listening session as a start to its review of that area. The plan, last updated in 2000, is used to guide future growth in the area and includes such topics as zoning, land use, community […]

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June 22, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Planning Department Inviting Input from Residents on Future Roadway Plans

The county planning department will hear input from residents on a street guide for designing and revitalizing roadways at a virtual meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Join us & @MCDOTNow on 6/23 at 7 p.m. for an online community for the Complete Streets Design Guide. Complete Streets are roadways designed and operated to provide […]

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June 8, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Planning Department Welcomes Feedback on Updates to Pivotal Infrastructure Policy

Residents can voice their opinions on recommendations for an updated policy in determining how the county balances its growth with both schools and transportation. Every four years, the county planning department updates the Subdivision Staging Policy. “Simply put, this policy is a monitoring system that ensures new development can be supported by public infrastructure, rather […]

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December 20, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Dec. 20 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, Dec. 20. 1.It’s National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! This celebration gives holiday lovers worldwide a chance to show off their most gaudy holiday sweaters. 2. Animal Encounters: This is a chance to meet an animal in the Meadowside Nature Center Lobby from 2:30 p.m. […]

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December 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, Dec. 19. 1.It’s National Re-Gifting Day: Re-gifting or re-giving is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift. As a method of recycling, some people believe that re-gifting is becoming […]

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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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