August 7, 2015
Planning Board Agenda

There is no Planning Board Meeting this Thursday, as the Planning Board is in Recess until September.

Montgomery County Planning Department Announces Calendar of August Events


The Montgomery County Planning Board is pleased to announce its calendar for August 2015. These events 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 for more details on projects and plans. View the full list here.


Chair Anderson featured on the latest edition of 

"In the Loop"


Watch the latest "In the Loop" show produced by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) as Sonya Healy speaks with Casey Anderson about his position as Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board in Montgomery County, Maryland. Watch now.


Montgomery Parks and Montgomery Recreation Launch ActiveMONTGOMERY


Montgomery Parks, in collaboration with Montgomery County Recreation is launching a new registration system, ActiveMONTGOMERY. The new system replaces ParkPASS and RecWeb, to provide one location, users can access with one username and password to register for classes from either organization. Visit for more information.

National S'Mores Day: August 10


Who knew that August 10 was National S'Mores Day? What a great excuse to get out into a  parks - bring your graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows and celebrate. To find a picnic shelter locations in parks visit here.

Montgomery County Planning Department Seeks Submissions to its First Annual Design Excellence Award Program by August 21


The Montgomery County Planning Department seeks to recognize exceptional work in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design through its first annual Design Excellence Award. Developers, property owners and their design teams are invited to submit built projects that contribute to improving the quality of physical environments throughout the County.


The deadline for submission is Friday, August 21, 2015. The selection of a winner will be made by an outside jury of accomplished professionals, including architects, urbanists and a landscape architect, invited by the Planning Department. Learn more here.


Submit to the Montgomery County Planning Department's Design Excellence Award.

Planning Department Releases Public Hearing Draft of Montgomery Village Master Plan


The Montgomery County Planning Department has posted the Public Hearing Draft of the Montgomery Village Master Plan on the Department's web site. This posting follows the Montgomery County Planning Board's approval of the Working Draft of the Montgomery Village Master Plan on Thursday, July 23.


The online document allows Montgomery Village residents and business owners to review the latest draft of the Montgomery Village Master Plan before the public hearing for the Plan. The hearing will be held on Thursday, September 10 in the third floor hearing room of the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland. Learn more here.


View the Montgomery Village Master Plan Public Hearing Draft.


View the Appendices that accompany the Public Hearing Draft.Only a limited number of time slots for testimony are available, so the public is encouraged to call 301-495-4605 or go online to sign up

Underground Railroad Experience Trail


Free guided hikes on our Underground Railroad Trail are offered each Saturday, beginning at 9:00 am, through August 31, 2015. The Underground Railroad Experience Trail hike commemorates the involvement of county residents in the Underground Railroad and celebrates the Quaker heritage and traditions of Sandy Spring, MD.  More information can be found at

New Water Trail at Black Hill Regional Park


Check out this video about the new water trail with great scenic views of the park and wildlife.

Park Projects:


Trail Sign Installation Project on Rock Creek Trail


Look for trail work on the 14 mile Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail as a Signage Installation Project begins. Work is scheduled from Rock Creek Regional Park- Lake Needwood to the DC Line to improve better wayfinding on trail and adjacent neighborhood trail connectors leading to main trail. For more information, click here.

Trail Work in Parks


Renovations and construction are taking place on several trails in Montgomery Parks, including:

For more information on Montgomery Parks Trails please visit
  • Butterfly Show Volunteers, Brookside Gardens - Click here!
  • Weed Warrior Training Classes (Only 2 more classes left - September & October)- Click here!
  • Nature Ambassadors, Students help at Park Events - Click here!

  • Hot Opportunities - these events are a lot of fun and we need your help! - Click here!