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Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) Approved

The SMA for the Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment was approved by Council Council on July 28, 2015. The amended zoning, consistent with the recommendations contained in the Minor Master Plan, can be found on the official zoning map and website.

Minor Master Plan Amendment Approved and Adopted

On March 31, 2015, the County Council approved, with revisions, the Planning Board Draft Minor Master Plan Amendment. The Council approved Plan was brought to the full Commission (Montgomery and Prince George's Counties) for final adoption on May 20, 2015.

Click to view the approved and adopted Minor Master Plan Amendment and associated supplemental resource materials (appendices).



Past Meetings

  • December 4, 2014: Planning Board Worksession #4
  • The Planning Board approved the Planning Board Draft Plan for transmittal to the County Executive and County Council.
  • May 13, 2014: 3rd Community MeetingMay 13 Community Meeting
  • at the Aspen Hill Library

Over 70 residents, business owners, and other interested community members attended the meeting at which staff presented preliminary draft plan recommendations and general traffic impact analysis for various potential uses.

  • December 3, 2013: Project Kick-off Kick off meeting
    Community Meeting

Thirty-one residents, business owners, and neighborhood association members joined Planning Department staff at the Aspen Hill Library to introduce and discuss the minor master plan amendment process.


In April 2013, the Montgomery County Council approved the incorporation of three Minor Master Plan Amendments into the County’s planning work program: the Bethesda Purple Line Station; Sandy Spring Rural Village; and Aspen Hill.  The County Council programmed the Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment to begin in January 2014. 

The Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment process addresses approximately 14 acres of land located west of the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Aspen Hill Road, the majority of which was recommended for office zoning in the 1994 Aspen Hill Master Plan. The minor amendment process provides an opportunity to reassess the Subject area and analyze alternative redevelopment and zoning opportunities.  The review considers existing development potential and reevaluates the area’s potential within the context of a changing office market in the County as a whole, the intent and rationale of the 1994 Aspen Hill Master Plan, and any impacts to the surrounding land uses and transportation network.

Minor Amendment Area

Staff contacts

Andrea Gilles, Project Lead, 301-495-4541 (se habla español)

Luis Estrada, Urban Designer, 301-495-4641 (se habla español)

Aaron Zimmerman, Transportation Planner, 301-495-4629

Ed Axler, Transportation Planner, 301-495-4536


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Last updated: November 9, 2016