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March 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner and Leggett Ask Planning Board Chair to Pause Westbard Plan and to Retain Mediator

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President Roger Berliner have written a letter to Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson asking for a delay in the Equity One sketch plan process, just weeks after the board approved the development plan (excluding the area believed to be a historic burial ground). In the letter dated March […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planners Share Community’s Concerns about Possible Cemetery Site in Westbard (VIDEO)

Montgomery County planners say they share a church community’s concerns about a possible African-American burial site in the Westbard section of Bethesda near River Road. “We want to find out if there are human remains or burial shafts in the area that was historically a cemetery,” said Planning Director Gwen Wright in an interview with […]

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May 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Planning Board Hires New Director

The Montgomery County Planning Board has selected a new planning director, placing a professional who has held top planning jobs in the city of Alexandria, Virginia, and the Montgomery County Planning Department at the helm of the county’s 150-member planning department. Gwen Wright will begin directing the department on July 1. “We are thrilled to […]

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July 7, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Search For Planning Director (Video)

The search for the county’s new Planning Director is underway. The effort involves assembling a team of nationally known planning officials to assist in the search. The Planning Board is looking for someone who can get along with various interest groups in the county including county employees, the council, various interest groups and the general […]

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June 5, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Krasnow Appointed Interim Planning Director (Video)

The Montgomery County Planning Board appointed Rose Krasnow, the former three-term Mayor of Rockville, as the new Interim Planning Director after Rollin Stanley resigned to take a position in Calgary. The search is now beginning for Stanley’s replacement. Take a listen to Krasnow’s take on her new role.

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