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Office Market Assessment

The Planning Department recently released an in-depth analysis of our changing office market. Learn more about the Office Market Assessment Study.

Rental Housing Study

The Planning Departmentís Research and Special Projects Division (RSP) is coordinating with the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) to conduct an 18-24 month study of rental housing in the County that will assess how we can best meet the needs of residents across the income spectrum. Learn more.

Bicycle Master Plan

The Bicycle Master Plan is revving up to officially launch on July 1, 2015 but work is happening now on planning for the Corridor Cities Transitway station areas. Get involved and stay connected!

Development Tools

Find out how the Planning Department is making tracking your development projects more user-friendly with the Dev Finder tool and Real Time Tracker app.

Westbard Community Charrette

Find out the latest with PlanWestbard. Get involved, stay connected!

Montgomery Village Master Plan

Get involved with the Montgomery Village Master Plan. Learn more and connect! #MVP

White Oak Science Gateway Plan

View the approved and adopted White Oak Science Gateway Plan. Learn more.

Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

Find out the latest on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan ... get connected and get involved.

Bethesda Downtown Plan

Find out about the latest updates with the Bethesda Downtown Plan. Give feedback and get involved with the future of Bethesda.

Sandy Spring

The Montgomery County Council recently approved the Sandy Spring Rural Village Plan. Learn more about the plan.

New Zoning Code

The new Zoning Ordinance is here! Find out everything you need to know about this up-to-date, user-friendly code!

Bethesda Purple Line Station

The Planning Board approved the Planning Board Draft Plan Amendment (pdf, 8.2 MB) on Dec. 5. The plan has been sent to the County Executive and County Council for review. Find out more about the Planning Board worksessions that preceded approval of the plan.

Industrial Land Use Trends

Review the Industrial Land Use Trends study for Montgomery County (powerpoint and white paper).

Master Plan Monitoring Report released

The Planning Department issued the July 2015 Biennial Master Plan Monitoring Report, approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board, which assesses progress on implementing the White Flint Sector Plan, the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan, and the Shady Grove Sector Plan. Read

Art through development

Public art, which helps build community, foster economic development and create a sense of place is an option in our development review process in downtown areas and transit-area zones. View our new Public Art Guidelines.

Shades of Green

To increase urban tree canopy, we have launched Shades of Green, a pilot program that provide free trees and two years of tree care to property owners in downtown Silver Spring, Montgomery Hill and downtown Wheaton.

Homeowners and civic associations

Want to stay informed about planning and development in Montgomery County? Ensure your local organization is registered accurately using our easy HOA/CA tools.

Development Finder

To stay abreast of Montgomery County development activity, visit our online Development Finder to learn details about building applications to be considered by the Planning Board.

Find a forest easement

Do you have a forest conservation easement on or near your property? Easements protect forests on private land by limiting certain activities, part of the Planning Board's emphasis on forest conservation. Now you can locate areas under easement using our online map.

Watch us on Montgomery Plans

The latest episode of Montgomery Plans  spotlights our Zoning Code Rewrite, greening the down-county with free trees, a tour of Germantown Town Center three years after the master plan took effect and the latest big decisions of the Planning Board.

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