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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 3.

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 approved and adopted Burtonsville Crossroads Neighborhood Plan is now available online.
  • Sandy Spring Village Center minor amendment will be kicking off this fall. Check website for details.
  • The Council directed planners to analyze the 10 Mile Creek area of Clarksburg to determine how to balance future development with environmental and conservation goals.

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

Rebecca Boone

*Some jurisdictions within Montgomery County—such as the cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg and some smaller taxing districts such as Poolesville—have independent planning and zoning authority over land within their boundaries. Contact those jurisdictions directly for information about properties within their borders.

Date of last update: September 3, 2013