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Marc Rail Communities Planning Library

Below are the documents, presentations and feedback received during the MARC Rail Communities meetings. Please refer to the main MARC Rail Communities Plan webpage for information on current and upcoming items.

Final Documents

Approved MARC Rail Communities Scope of Work

Master Plans

Working Documents

July 14, 2016: The team briefed the Planning Board on the status of the master planning efforts. Read thestaff report and view the presentation.

MARC Rail Communities Design Workshop March 7, 14-16, 2016
  • Monday, March 7, 2016: Ask the Specialist

    During the workshop, 15 Ask the Specialist sessions were held, during which agency representatives gave brief presentations describing what is influencing or will be happening in the vicinity of the two respective MARC station areas. In the evening, community members had the opportunity to participate in a community visioning exercise for the station areas in Boyds and Germantown.

  • Morning Session – Focus on Places
    9am  Historic preservation, land use and zoning
    Historic preservation presentation slildes - audio
    Land use and zoning presentation slides - audio
    10am. Parks, trails, recreation and schools
    Parks presentation slides - audio (for parks and recreation presentations)
    Recreation presentation slides
    Schools presentation slides - audio
    11am. Environmental issues: water, sewer, stormwater management, others
    Environmental issues, water and sewer presentation slides - audio
    DEP stormwater management retrofit presentation slides - audio
  • Afternoon Session – Focus on Connections (Watch Video of All Afternoon Presentations here)
    1 pm. Roads and more
    MCDOT presentation slides
    M-NCPPC presentation slides
    SHA presentation slides
    2 pm Rail - MTA presentation slides
    3 pm Walking, Biking and Local Bus Service
    Bikeways presentation slides
    Ride On presentation slides
    Transit Studies presentation slides
  • Evening session - Open House/Community Visioning Exercise

    Boyds Diagrams and Comments
    Germantown Diagrams and Comments

  • Monday, March 14, 2016: Focus on Boyds

    Planners developed a set of proposed goals and planning process diagrams for the future of the Boyds MARC station area based on previous community and agency input. Also, an engineering consultant presented initial sketches investigating the feasibility of a proposed vehicular bypass connecting Clarksburg Road to Clopper Road over the railroad tracks. Community participants had the opportunity to provide comments on these initial ideas.

    View the Proposed Goals for the Boyds MARC station area
    View the Boyds Planning Process Diagrams

    View the Engineering Consultant's Alternatives and Fly-thru (.wvm file) of a Potential Bypass

Archives from November 2015 to February 2016

Other Resources


Staff contact

Roberto Duke

Leslie Saville

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