April 3, 2015
Planning Board Agenda

There will be no Planning Board meeting this Thursday, April 9. View upcoming agendas here.

Montgomery County Planning Department Announces Calendar of April Events

Residents invited to get involved with special events and community meetings to discuss plans and regulations for the County's future

The Montgomery County Planning Department is pleased to announce its events calendar for April 2015. These sessions offer ways to engage with planners and Planning Board members, and help shape the future of communities within Montgomery County. Review the full list of events below and go online to www.montgomeryplanning.org for more details on projects and plans. View the full calendar of events here.

Bicycle Master Plan Kicks Off With April 20 Meeting at Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus

Community invited to learn about the upcoming Bicycle Master Plan beginning with in the vicinity of the planned Corridor Cities Transitway on Monday, April 20 from 7 - 9 p.m.

The Montgomery County Planning Department is hosting a community meeting on Monday, April 20 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus (9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850: Academic and Research Building, Room 106-110) to kick off the Bicycle Master Plan.  This meeting will provide an overview of the coutywide planning effort while focusing specifically on bikeways in the vicinity of the planned Corridor Cities Transitway.


At the April 20 meeting, planners will present their approach to the plan and milestones of the process while providing opportunities to give feedback and engage in person. RSVP's are encouraged but not required. Learn more here. 

Capital Improvements Program Public Forum

April 23, 7 p.m. at Montgomery Regional Office Auditorium

Join Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Department of Recreation to learn about the Capital Improvements Program for 2015 - 2022. A joint public forum will take place on April 23 where the public is invited to ask questions and provide suggestions for future park and recreation projects. More information is available here.

Planning Board Public Hearing on the Revised Subdivions Regulations Scheduled for April 30

Community invited to give feedback on a comprehensive rewrite of Chapter 50 of the Montgomery County Code


The changes being proposed to Chapter 50 of the  Montgomery County Code that govern the subdivision of County land, will be the subject of a public hearing before the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday, April 30. Board members previously discussed the draft on March 19 and approved its release with refinements for public comment.


At the April 30 meeting, they will receive feedback about the newly revised Subdivision Regulations Amendment from interested stakeholders. View the draft of the Subdivision Regulations Amendment. Learn more here

Montgomery Parks and Mongtomery County Planning Departments Present Newest Achievements and Future Projects to County Council

Streamlined development review process, housing and transportation tools, urban parks, athletic fields and more are highlighted in Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Report


Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Planning presented the Departments' Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Report to the Montgomery County Council on March 31, 2015. The 47-page report, available online for review, summarizes key projects and plans from the past six months and work that will be completed over the next six months.


Review the Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Report. Learn more about the presentation here.

Planning Department Offers Green Web App to Measure the County's Tree Canopy

New digital tool allows County residents to determine need for tree planting in their neighborhoods


The Montgomery Planning Department now offers a Tree Canopy Explorer web application to determine the extent of tree canopy in communities throughout the County. This tool enables users to view the  layer of leaves and branches shading the ground, which ultimately contributes to improving the local climate of urban and suburban areas.


The new Tree Canopy Explorer allows residents to measure the tree canopy around their homes or businesses by identifying the street address, zooming in on the location and using a tool to calculate the percentage of cover. An update to the existing canopy data will soon make it possible to determine the loss in canopy experienced due to storms and recent tree trimming efforts. By understanding the extent of the canopy, property owners can take steps to plant more trees and create healthier, greener communities. The more shade from trees, the less energy required for cooling homes and cars. Also, trees clean the air we breathe and the runoff from storms. Learn More here.

Watch the Montgomery County Planning Department's
New Promo!


We are just getting started at the Planning Department! Find out what we have been up to lately in our short new spring promo!


View more videos and promos here.  

Are You Ready for the Summer?


The 2015 Montgomery County Recreation and Parks Camps and Programs Guide is here! Registration is open and we have early bird specials to save $25 on select camps. www.MontgomeryParks.org/camps

Weather Updates on Park Closures, Delays and Program Cancellations


During inclement weather conditions you can find the latest information about the status of park and program operations at www.MontgomeryParks.org/weather. Learn more on our pilot snow removal program on the Capital Crescent Trail at www.MontgomeryParks.org/CCT. #CCTSnow

View Infrastructure Forum Videos


View every presentation for March 7's Infrastructure Forum (sponsored by Council member Roger Berliner) at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

  • Volunteer for Earth Month Opportunities in Montgomery Parks - Click Here!
  • Trail Workday volunteer projects start in March! - Click here!
  • Volunteer on a Day Off of School and earn Student Service Learning Hours - Click here!
  • Chesapeake Conservation Corps - Stipend Position, application due April 17 - Click Here!