montgomery planning

March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Program Provides Free Trees to Property Owners in 19 Urban Areas

The Montgomery County Planning Department is offering free trees to qualifying property owners in certain urban areas of Montgomery County. The Shades of Green program, which was launched in 2012 as a pilot program, is expanding to additional areas of the county with a high level of impervious surfaces. The goal of the program is […]

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October 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Planning Celebrates The Best in Design (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Planning Department recently hosted its second annual Design Excellence Awards Ceremony. Bridget Schwiesow has more in this report. For more on the winners, visit here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 19, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Council President Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen meets with the media today for the first time since the Council’s summer break. 2. Gaithersburg Meeting: The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council members are meeting at City Hall tonight and on the […]

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July 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Planners Working to Educate Residents on New Short Term Residential Rentals Laws (VIDEO)

You may be familiar with online rental businesses such as Airbnb, Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO), or Flip Key. Now the Montgomery County Planning department, at the direction of the County Council, is crafting legislation to regulate short-term residential rentals. First, planners want to get your feedback. Here’s a look at one of the planning […]

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June 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Commencement ceremonies: It’s graduation day for the Class of 2016 at Blake, Kennedy, Poolesville and Sherwood high schools. 2. Vote: It’s Election Day in the town of Kensington. 3. Making a difference: The Neediest Kids Golf Tournament takes place today at TPC […]

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March 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Elrich on Westbard Plan: “It Is Probably One of the Worst Planning Decisions Ever Made” (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia caught up with Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich at a recent Town Hall meeting in Clarksburg. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Elrich talks about why he thinks the current proposed Westbard Sector Plan is not a viable option.

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February 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Online Map Highlights African-American Historic Sites in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

As part of Montgomery County’s celebration of Black History month, local leaders have unveiled an online map to highlight African-American historic sites across the county. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. The online map may be found here:

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Jennifer Toole Headlines Planning Department’s Speakers Series, Her Topic is Cycling (VIDEO)

Jennifer Toole headlined the Planning Department’s Winter Speaker Series this month. Bridget Schwiesow has a recap. The next Speaker Series event takes place on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Planning Department’s auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring. Transportation planner Jeffrey Tumlin, principal and director of strategy for San Francisco-based Nelson/Nygaard, will […]

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February 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

White Flint 2 Planning Meeting Recap (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Planning Department’s White Flint 2 Sector Plan team recently met with residents and property owners in a recent public forum. Take a look: Learn more about the plan at

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February 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Planning Speaker Series Tackles “Putting the Transition Back in Transit” (VIDEO)

Montgomery Planning’s Winter Speaker Series focuses on transportation in our area. The first speaker, Nat Bottigheimer, tackled “Putting the Transition Back in Transit.” Bridget Schwiesow has the story.   The next session titled “Recent Approaches to Suburban Bicycle Planning” features Jennifer Toole, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23 […]

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