May 15, 2015
Planning Board Agenda

Attend or watch the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday, April
May 21. View the full agenda for that meeting here.

Montgomery County Planning Department Announces Its Calendar of May 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 May 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 and go online to for more details on projects and plans.

Community Meeting- Kensington Historic Buildings

Community Meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Please join Montgomery Parks at a community meeting to review progress related to programming for three exceptional historic buildings in the Kensington community; Warner Circle, Kensington Cabin and Noyes Library for Children. For directions and more information, please click here.

Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson Kicked Off Bicycle Master Plan at Bike to Work Day


"Our goal is to create the best bike plan in the entire nation," says Anderson, who is an active cyclist. "The number of bike commuters in the County has increased by 62 percent over the past decade and we need to meet that need with up-to-date facilities."


The County's new plan for bicycle routes and bike facilities will focus on developing a high-quality, low-stress bicycle network reflecting the latest biking practices and will consolidate all bicycle recommendations into a single plan for the first time in decades.


It will recommend the newest types of bike routes, such as separated bike lanes, buffered bike lanes and bicycle boulevards, as well as secure bicycle storage facilities.


Learn more about the Bicycle Master Plan.

Planning Department Releases Staff Draft of Bethesda Sector Plan

Recommendations focus on social, environmental and economic sustainability, including affordable housing, parks and public amenities


The Montgomery County Planning Department has completed the Staff Draft of the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan for presentation to the Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday, May 21. Pending approval of the Staff Draft, the Board's public hearing about the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, when the community is invited to comment on its recommendations. Learn more here.


View the Bethesda Downtown Plan Staff Draft

Historic Country Store for Rent

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting #2 - Saturday, June 6, 2015


Darby Store Lease Request for Proposal. M-NCPPC is looking for a tenant for the recently rehabilitated Darby Store. Located at the intersection of Routes 28 and 109 in the Beallsville, MD Historic District, this beautiful rehabilitated country store offers a generous 3,500+ square feet of combined retail, office and storage space. Find out more here.

Upcoming Accessibility Improvements in Parks


Montgomery Parks will be making improvements at Pleasant View Local Park,  Potomac Community Neighborhood Park  and Ayrlawn Local Park to improve access for people with disabilities. For more information on these and other accessibility projects please visit: Accessibility Information for Montgomery Parks webpage.

Community Meeting- Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park: June 3, 7:00 p.m.


Please join Montgomery Parks at a Community Meeting for the next developmental phase of Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park on June 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Rocky Hill Middle School, 22401 Brick Haven Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871. Parks staff will discuss the proposed Facility Plan for Expansion of Active Recreation Area for the park.  For additional information and directions, click here.

Planning Department Celebrates County Recognition of Preservation Month through Ongoing Financial and Community Awareness Programs

Grants and tax credits for historic properties, and Montgomery Modern initiative represent County's strong commitment to historic preservation


The Montgomery County Planning Department is renewing its focus on historic preservation programs following the County Council's recognition of May as Preservation Month in Montgomery County. On May 11, 2015, Councilmember Hans Riemer introduced the proclamation by praising the efforts of the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission. Learn more here.

The Summer Guide is Available Online


Registration for many Montgomery Parks summer classes and programs open on May 14th. View the Summer Guide online to start planning your summer fun.

Renovations Scheduled For Big Pine Local Park


Renovations are scheduled at Big Pine Local Park tennis court and tennis wall. The tennis court and tennis wall will not be accessible during renovations that will include new fencing, and the painting of the court. For more information, contact the Montgomery Parks.

Upcoming Playground Improvements in Parks


The playground at Johnson's Local Park will be temporarily closed for renovations as part of the Playground Renovation Program. The project is scheduled to be completed by June, 2015. For more information on the playground renovation project and other parks scheduled, click here.

Watch the New Historic Preservation Office Promo


Check out this short promo to find out how the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Office is protecting our heritage. Watch it here.

Check Out The New Development Review Real-Time Tracker Promo


The Montgomery County Planning Department is coming out with new tools to better assist residents. Find out how easy it is to follow development review applications with the Real-Time Tracker with this promo!

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.

  • Annual Tulip Pull, May 14, Brookside Gardens - Click here!
  • Trail Volunteer Workdays throughout the spring! - Click here!
  • Summer Camp Counselors and other Nature Program Volunteering - Click here!
  • Underground Railroad and Oakley Cabin Tour Guides - Click here!