March 7, 2014

Planning Board Agenda March 13, 2014

Attend or watch and listen to the next Planning Board meeting on Thursday, Mar. 13. Check out the full agenda here.

Purple Line Mandatory Referral     

The Planning Board's review of the Purple Line, Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance, Capital Crescent Trail, and Silver Spring Green Trail is scheduled for March 20, 2014. Use the Planning Department interactive map tool to locate the projects. Learn more.

Sandy Spring Rural Village Plan - latest news 

Learn about the preliminary recommendations from the four-day public design workshop
Attend the Sandy Spring Community Meeting Wednesday, March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. to stay involved in the planning process.

What: Sandy Spring Community Meeting for the Sandy Spring Rural Village Plan
When: Wednesday, March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Sandy Spring Meeting House (17715 Meeting House Road, Sandy Spring, MD)
Who: Hosted by the Montgomery County Planning Department

Get the details on this plan and how to get involved:

Aspen Hill Community Meeting     

Attend the Second Community Meeting for the Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment on Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m.  at the Aspen Hill Library (4407 Aspen Hill Road). Learn more about this plan and how you can get involved.

Bethesda Design and Planning Workshop Recap     

Approximately 130 people attended the March 1 Bethesda Downtown Plan Design and Planning Workshop at B-CC High School. Attendees had the opportunity to identify areas in Downtown Bethesda where they would like to see more green space, better pedestrian access as well as give their thoughts on the future of how the downtown area could change or stay the same. Learn more about the Workshop and the Plan.

Community Meeting on the Renovation of Caroline Freeland Park   

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Bethesda Chevy-Chase Regional Services Center
East-West Room (Room A/B)
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814   


M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks invites you to attend a community meeting for the renovation of Caroline Freeland Park on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  


During Community Meeting #2, Parks Staff will present three (3) new Plan Alternative Concepts that were developed based on input received during the first Community Meeting on November 6, 2013.  Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on the Plan Alternatives during the meeting.  A summary of comments and presentation materials will be posted to the project's website following the meeting, at which time additional comments may be communicated through email.

For more information or to provide input, contact:
Lucas Bonney, Project Manager
M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks
9500 Brunett Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901
phone: (301) 495-2572

Work With Us

Interested in a career with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission? Check out our list of rewarding job opportunities here.

Volunteer Opportunities


Montgomery Parks is looking for both special event and long-term volunteers. Go to, click on Search and Apply for Volunteer Opportunities, then click on the category that interests you. Here are some examples of the opportunities we have open: 
  • NNI Removal Events, Various locations and dates, help us rid the park trees of vines and other Non-Native Invasives that are taking over!
  • Tree Stewards, Various parks - commit to at least one year of quarterly park visits.  Help us keep an eye on our most valuable resource in parks, our trees! 
  • Earth Month! Various parks. April is Earth Month, and we are beginning to schedule several large park cleanups. 
  • Nature and Summer Camp Counselor Opportunities, Feeling cabin fever?  Thinking about summer?  Here are some volunteer opportunities to help with that!

Community Organization Lists   

Our online tool will make HOA organization email addresses available to web users seeking to notify residents about pending development or other issues. We rely on homeowners and civic organizations to help spread the word about development applications and planning initiatives. Homeowner's association leaders may want to update your organizational contact information to a generic '' and update your contact information

Have a Question About M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks? 

Customer Service Center button Have a question about Montgomery Parks? Need to report a problem or maintenance issue in a park? Check out the Department's, easy to use Customer Service Center and find out how to contact us by phone and email. You'll also find an easy to use online form to submit questions or information about problems in parks.

Have a Question About Planning?    
Planning Help Center logoWondering about that sign advertising pending development in your community? Curious about how forest conservation works? Residents and others with questions about development, community plans, zoning, transportation, or environmental issues may find the answers they seek on a Department HELP page. The page features links, an online employee directory and an online question/comment form.
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