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We create great communities by developing master plans, reviewing applications for development and analyzing various types of information to help public officials plan for Montgomery County's future. Learn more.

The Planning Board meets weekly to review development applications and other projects, and our planners are actively engaged in the community. Learn what planning initiatives are taking place in Area 1.

What's new

  • Learn about how the "Wedges and Corridors" concept has worked in the Bethesda and Silver Spring CBD in this presentation from Area 3 Chief John Carter.
  • Industrial Land Use Trends: Review the Industrial Land Use Trends study for Montgomery County (powerpoint and white paper).
  • The Planning Board approved the filing of the Sectional Map Amendment for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan on October 24, 2013.
  • The Bethesda Downtown Plan KICK OFF Meeting is on Monday November 4, 2013 6-9 PM at the Bethesda Regional Services Center. This is to update the Bethesda CBD Sector Plan and the Woodmont Triangle Amendment to the Bethesda CBD Sector Plan. Drop-in Meetings are on Wednesday November 6th at Imagination Stage and Thursday November 14th at the Writers' Center. 7-9 PM.
  • The Long Branch Sector Plan is at the County Council.

Upcoming events

NOTE: Planning Board item dates and times are subject to change. Please check the relevant Planning Board agenda for final schedules.

Active community plans

Ongoing projects

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Dominique Neam

Date of last update: July 16, 2014