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Functional Planning and Policy

The Planning Department's Functional Planning and Policy Division undertakes projects that span more than one geographic area, including environmental resources, historic preservation, transportation networks, and zoning text amendments. While much of the Department's planning work is site-specific, our division considers planning and growth management on a countywide basis.

Among our tasks we produce functional master plans that address systems or policies, such as countywide mobility, agricultural preservation and housing.

Functional Planning and Policy staff cover:

What's New

  • Transportation planners are working on a rapid transit network to improve accessibility and mobility throughout Montgomery County. The transit study will recommend corridors for inclusion in the Master Plan of Highways, based on projected ridership, as well as identify right-of-way needs.
  • The 10th-anniversary edition of Places from the Past: The Tradition of Gardez Bien in Montgomery County, a book that inventories historic sites and districts, is now available online. Recognized with awards from the Maryland Historical Trust and Montgomery Preservation, Inc., Places from the Past documents the history of architecture and community planning in Montgomery County.

Staff contact

Functional Planning and Policy
Pamela Dunn

Last updated: February 20, 2015