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A Once and Future County

Check out the Winter Speakers Series featuring former Chair Royce Hanson. View the full schedule and all of the details.

Check out the 5th session of the Winter Speakers Series, "Hunting the Snark: Growth Policy and the Public Interest," featuring Royce Hanson and special guests on March 11th. Learn more.

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.

New Chair Appointed
Current Montgomery County Planning Board Member, Casey Anderson, has been designated as Planning Board Chair by the Montgomery County Council. Learn more

White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan Approved

The White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan was recently approved by the Montgomery County Council and approved and adopted by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. View the approved plan and learn more about the process.

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

Sandy Spring Rural Village public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Sept 4. Learn more about the plan.

Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment

Find out about the Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment happening now. Learn more

New Zoning Code

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

Ready to Move Forward?

The 2014 conference was a great success, be sure to check out our recap of the presentations, speaker bios and more. Learn more.

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).

Planning for a new Glenmont

The County Council approved the Glenmont Sector Plan on November 5, 2013. The final version of the document, which incorporates the changes of the Council Resolution, will be available the first of the year.

Master Plan Monitoring Report released

The Planning Department issued the July 2013 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

Leadership Montgomery presentations

Planning Chair and Department staff outlined the latest planning issues to members of Leadership Montgomery on May 29th. Leadership Montgomery provides special training to current and emerging leaders within this county. Françoise Carrier presentation;Tom Autry and Eric Graye presentation

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.

Stay in the know about development

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

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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