May 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Planners Studying Ways to Bring Attainable House Throughout Area

More affordable and suitable housing throughout the county, particularly in areas close to public transportation, shopping and restaurants; smaller homes that renters could afford to purchase; and more duplexes, townhouses and triplexes as opposed to mansions may populate a future Montgomery County. On Thursday, the Montgomery County Planning Department briefed the planning board on its […]

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July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Council Passes Controversial Zoning Measure to Increase Housing

The County Council unanimously passed a zoning amendment Tuesday that reduces restrictions in building accessory dwelling units, known as ADUs, on the properties of single-family homes. With this measure, homeowners are capable of building a separate housing unit on properties as small as 6,000 square feet provided they meet the requirements, when detached ADUs previously […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Friedson Bill Would Waive Housing Fee for Disabled Individuals

Councilmember Andrew Friedson introduced legislation that would waive fees for individuals with disabilities living in accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The County Council is currently considering Zoning Text Amendment 19-01, which would loosen restrictions for ADUs. This would allow residents to create ADUs for their loved ones with disabilities so that the individuals can have […]

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October 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Council Delays Action on Small Cell Towers

The next County Council, which will be seated on Dec. 3, will decide the county’s next steps, if any, on small cell towers. Lacking a clear majority for passage, the current council deferred action on zoning regs that would have decided where the towers could be placed. State law prevents a county council from enacting […]

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January 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Mitti Hicks

Informational Meeting to Discuss Incorporating Bethesda Set for Tonight

Two local organizations, the East Bethesda Citizens Association and Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents, are hosting the Maryland Municipal League (MML) for an informational meeting about what it takes for Bethesda to incorporate into its own municipality. According to an event posted on Facebook, the meeting will take place in the cafeteria at the Bethesda-Chevy […]

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June 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Planning Board to Weigh In on Johnson Property Annexation Petition

The Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to discuss the Johnson Property Annexation petition on Thursday. According to the agenda, the staff is recommending that the Board approve transmitting comments to the Montgomery County Council. The latest report from the Planning Board staff presents a revised version of the Johnson Property Annexation petition and focuses […]

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April 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Residents Meet to Save Westbard (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

More than 250 Westbard area residents turned out for a community meeting at the Washington Waldorf School on April 3 to discuss the much debated Westbard Sector Plan. A group of volunteer residents called “Save Westbard” hosted the meeting. The group posted the following on their Facebook page invite to community members: As you may know, […]

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September 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

David Hill Explains Why He’s Running For Rockville City Council (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Rockville City Council candidate David Hill explains why he is running for a Council seat.   Find out more about David Hill, here.

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October 31, 2014 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 31 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1- The State Board of Education decided to delay making PARCC testing a graduation requirement. 2- It’s Halloween and the kids are off school. Here are some tips to get you through. 3- Check out this list of Halloween events happening today throughout the county. 4- […]

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October 30, 2014 | Sonya Burke

RIP Zoning Ordinance (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County officials, today, buried the county’s Zoning Ordinance, that was originally established in 1977, at a park next to Park and Planning headquarters in Silver Spring. Earlier this year, the Council approved the first major revision to the ordinance in 37 years. The revised zoning ordinance is now available at: www.montgomeryplanning.org/development/zoning/documents/FULLCh_59withzta9.30.14_000.pdf . “With more […]

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