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Kensington-Wheaton Master Plan

A Master Plan for the Communities of Kensington-Wheaton

Approved and Adopted 1989

Contact: Stephanie Dickel, 301-495-4527 or stephanie.dickel@montgomeryplanning.org

NOTE: Please be aware that the page numbering shown on each page does not apply to this media. The numbers shown at the bottom of each page do not correspond to the printed version of the Master Plan. The complete document is represented by the index below.

Table of Contents (pdf, 620KB)

Plan Highlights (pdf, 58KB)

Background (pdf, 500KB)
Definition of the Area
History of the Area
Planning History of the Area
The Kensington-Wheaton Master Plan Process

Summary of Key Indicators (pdf, 375KB)
Demographic Trends
Housing Highlights
Land Use Indicators

Concept Plan (pdf, 1020KB)
The General Planning Framework
Sector Plan Linkage
Goals and Objectives

Land Use and Zoning Plan (pdf, 3.46MB)
Land Use Plan
Land Use Plan: Critical Parcels and Areas
Recommendations on the Most Critical Parcels and Areas
Green Corridors Policy
Commercial Revitalization

Transportation and Mobility Plan (pdf, 1.41MB)
Street and Highway Plan
Transit Plan
Non-Motorized Mobility

Community Facilities Plan (pdf, 2.54MB)
Park and Recreation Facilities
Community Swimming Pools
Adopt-A-Green-Space Program
Public Schools
Child Day Care Facilities
Elderly Housing and Facilities
Facilities for the Disabled
Other Public Facilities

Environmental Plan (pdf, 4.83MB)
Water Resources
Erosion, Flood Control, and Stormwater Management
Water Supply and Sewerage
Natural Systems
Noise Impacts

Historic Preservation Plan (pdf, 325KB)
Historic Preservation Master Plan Amendment Process
Implementation of the Master Plan for Historic Preservation
Previously Designated Master Plan Sites
The Amendment
Sites Recommended for Removal from the Locational Atlas
Further Recommended Actions

Fiscal Considerations (pdf, 296KB)
The Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

Appendices (pdf, 3.55MB)

  1. Key Indicators
  2. Issues and Alternatives
  3. Land Use Tables
  4. Urban Design Study
  5. Conceptual Landscape Planting for Green Corridors
  6. Multi-Use Trails
  7. Montgomery County Council Resolution No. 11-1340
  8. M-NCPPC Resolution to Adopt MCPB No. 89-7, M-NCPPC No. 89-5
  9. Approved and Adopted 1990 Amendment to the Master Plan for Kensington-Wheaton

List of Illustrations

  • Background
    1-1 Regional Location
    1-2 Sector Plan Areas
    1-3 Master Plan Process
  • Concept Plan
    3-1 General Plan Concept
    3-2 Capitol View Sector Plan Land Use Plan
    3-3 Wheaton Sector Plan Concept Plan
    3-4 Wheaton Sector Plan Land Use Plan
    3-5 Glenmont Sector Plan, High Land Development Alternative
    3-6 Glenmont Sector Plan, Land Use Plan
    3-7 Forest Glen Sector Plan, Development Concept
    3-8 Forest Glen Sector Plan, Land Use Plan
    3-9 Kensington Sector Plan, Concept lan
    3-10 Kensington Sector Plan, Land Use Plan
  • Land Use and Zoning Plan
    4-1 Parcels and Areas Reviewed by this Plan
    4-2 Critical Parcels and Areas No. 3
    4-3 Critical Parcels and Areas Nos. 4, 5 & 6
    4-4 Critical Parcels and Areas Nos. 8, 9 &10
    4-5 Critical Parcels and Areas Nos. 11 & 12
    4-6 Critical Parcels and Areas No. 16
    4-7 Critical Parcels and Areas Nos. 28 & 28
    4-8 Critical Parcels and Areas No. 30
    4-9 Land Use Plan (Northeast Quadrant)
    4-10 Land Use Plan (Northwest Quadrant)
    4-11 Land Use Plan (Southwest Quadrant)
    4-12 Land Use Plan (Southeast Quadrant)
    4-13 Zoning Plan (Northwest Quadrant)
    4-14 Zoning Plan (Northeast Quadrant)
    4-15 Zoning Plan (Southwest Quadrant)
    4-16 Zoning Plan (Southeast Quadrant)
    4-17 Non-Single-Family Uses Along Major Highways
    4-18 Green Corridors: Visual Survey of Existing Conditions
    4-19 Georgia Avenue Corridor Conditions
  • Transportation and Mobility Plan
    5-1 Average Annual Weekday Traffic, 1984
    5-2 Peak Period Operating Conditions
    5-3 Street and Highway Plan, 1989
    5-4 Street and Highway Plan
    5-5 Recommended Typical Highway Cross Sections
    5-6 Park-and-Ride Lots
    5-7 Bus Routes, 1989
    5-8 Visual Survey of Pedestrian Walkways
    5-9 Overview of Multi-Use Trails
  • Community Facilities Plan
    6-1 Existing Parks
    6-2 Parks Proposed for Development
    6-3 Private Swimming Pools
    6-4 Right-of-Way Green Spaces (Northeast Quadrant)
    6-5 Right-of-Way Green Spaces (Northwest Quadrant)
    6-6 Right-of-Way Green Spaces (Southwest Quadrant)
    6-7 Right-of-Way Green Spaces (Southeast Quadrant)
    6-8 Former School Sites
    6-9 Group Child Day Care Facilities
    6-10 Elderly Facilities and Services
    6-11 Showcase Area For Disabled Accessibility
    6-12 Community Facilities
  • Environmental Plan
    7-1 Water Resources
    7-2 Noise Impact and Mitigation on Major Highways
  • Appendices
    A-1 Traffic Growth on Major Highways and at the Boundaries, 1975-1984
    A-2 Existing Land Use (Northeast Quadrant)
    A-3 Existing Land Use (Northwest Quadrant)
    A-4 Existing Land Use (Southwest Quadrant)
    A-5 Existing Land Use (Southeast Quadrant)
    A-6 Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road Commercial Area: Existing Conditions
    A-7 Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road Commercial Area: Conceptual Design
    A-8 Veirs Mill Village Center: Parking and Services
  • Drive: Before
    Drive: After
    A-10 Conceptual Landscape Planting for Green Corridors
    A-11 Multi-Use Trails and Connecting Routes
    A-12 Multi-Use Trails and Connecting Routes
    A-13 Multi-Use Trails and Connecting Routes
    A-14 Multi-Use Trails and Connecting Routes
    A-15 Typical Bikeway Cross Sections
    A-16 Critical Parcels and Areas #19

List of Tables and Graphs

  • Key Indicators
    2-1 Projected Age Distribution, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1985-2010
    2-2 Existing Land Use Distribution
  • Land Use and Zoning Plan
    4-1 Parcels and Areas With Recommended Changes
  • Transportation and Mobility Plan
    5-1 Programmed or Projected Transportation Projects in Kensington-Wheaton Area, FY'90
    5-2 Street and Highway Classifications
    5-3 Principal Mode of Transportation to Work, 1984
  • Community Facilities Plan
    6-1 Existing Public Parkland and Park Facilities in the Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area
    6-2 Proposed Parks
    6-3 Public Schools by High School Cluster
    6-4 Closed Schools - Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area
    6-5 Proposals Currently Under Study to Facilitate Park Use by the Disabled
  • Historic Preservation Plan
    8-1 Kensington-Wheaton Historic Sites
  • Implementation
    9-1 Current Capital Improvements Program (FY89)
    9-2 Proposed Capital Improvements Program
  • Appendices
    A-1 Total Population, 1985-2010
    A-2 Age Distribution, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1970-1980
    A-3 Projected Age Distribution, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1985-2010
    A-4 Forecast Households, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1985-2010
    A-5 Median Income, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1976 and 1983
    A-6 Racial Characteristics, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1970-1980
    A-7 Year Structure Built, Percent Distribution
    A-8 Housing Production, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1982-1986
    A-9 Total Housing Sales, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1982-1985
    A-10 Median Sales Price of New and Existing Single-Family Housing, Kensington-WheatonPlanning Area, 1982-1985
    A-11 Parcels and Areas Reviewed and Confirmed by this Plan
    A-12 Land Use Distribution
    A-13 Multi-Use Trails