March 14, 2014

Planning Board Agenda March 20, 2014

Attend or watch and listen to the next Planning Board meeting on Thursday, March 20. Check out the full agenda here.

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:

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.

Tour of Robert Llewellyn Wright House (1958)  

Sunday April 6, 1:30 - 4p.m.

In partnership with AIA-Potomac Valley, the Historic Preservation office is presenting a tour of the Bethesda house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his sixth child, Robert Llewellyn Wright. 

Exemplifying the last phase of Wright's work, the hemicyclical house design is based upon concentric and intersecting segments of a circle. The Robert Llewellyn Wright House is designated on the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Construction of the house was begun in 1957 and completed the following year. The landscape plan is by Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour will be conducted by Thomas Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright's grandson, whose family still owns the property.


To register, go to Participants will gather at Seven Locks Elementary School at 1:30 p.m. for carpool to the site. 

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. Check out the Bethesda Workshop recap video.



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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