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Ten Mile Creek Area

Limited Amendment

In response to a request by the County Council, the Planning Department prepared a Limited Amendment to the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan, focusing on the Ten Mile Creek Area. Ten Mile Creek ImageSee Link below.

The area includes properties in the Stage 4 analysis area defined in the 1994 Master Plan.

The amendment includes a comprehensive analysis of environmentally sensitive areas and modelling of the Ten Mile Creek watershed to determine ways to balance development potential and the community objectives specified in the 1994 plan with the need to protect water quality.

Ten Mile Creek feeds into the Little Seneca Lake reservoir, which flows to the Potomac River and contributes to the regional water supply.

New: The plan has been approved by the County Council.

See the County Council resolution and links below to staff reports and worksessions.

The overlay zones to implement the imperviousness caps recommended by the plan are being considered by County Council.

Final Council Resolution

- 1 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan Excerpts
- 2 Description of Modeling Scenarios and Assumptions
- 3 Ten Mile Creek Watershed Environmental Analysis
- 4 Countywide Stream Protection Strategy Score Change Estimate
- 5 Additional Environmental References
- 6 Transportation Modeling
- 7 Department of Parks Analysis and Recommendations
- 8 Carbon Footprint Analysis
- 9 Materials prepared for County Council

Intermediate Documents

View the limited amendment scope of work.

View the Public Hearing Draft Clarksburg Limited Master Plan for the Ten Mile Creek Watershed:
Main document

View the Planning Board Draft (Oct 2013)


The Limited Amendment, which will amend the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan, is guided by a number of policies(200 KB) established in that plan.

Learn about the scope of work for the Ten Mile Creek Limited Amendment in this excerpt from our Montgomery Plans cable show.

Planners and consultants have assembled an extensive list of resources (183 KB) to prepare the master plan recommendations.

Project Schedule

Past events

  • July: County Council Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee worksession on Overlay Zones to implement the plan. Consult the County Council Committee Agenda for specifics
  • July 17, 2014 (Consult Planning Board Agenda for time and draft materials): Planning Board worksession amendments to the Environmental Guidelines for Development in Montgomery County.

  • March 14, 2013: Planners presented an environmental assessment and study scenarios to the Planning Board
  • February 25, 2013: Community meeting. Planners presented a preliminary assessment of water quality and natural resources, the scenarios they are studying and how they are analyzing potential environmental impacts.
    • View the staff presentation (7.5 MB)
    • View the Q&A (207 KB) (In this document, staff answers questions raised during the meeting)
  • January 17, 2013: Presentation to the Joint County Council Committees - View presentation
  • November 19, 2012: Community workshop
  • November 1, 2012: Planners presented a scope of work (500KB) to the Planning Board

Weigh in

Thanks to all those who have used the comment board. Your comments have been conveyed to the Planning Board. We have published the Draft Plan and the public hearing is scheduled for September 10, 2013 at 6:00pm. If you wish your comments to be part of the Public Hearing record, you should send them to


M-NCPPC Staff Contacts

Katherine Nelson

Fred Boyd

Date of last update: July 28, 2014