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Research and Special Projects Division

The Research and Special Projects Division (RSP) conducts research on Montgomery County's population, housing, economy, development, commercial space, workforce as well as special projects.

Latest releases

  • NEW Planning Department Releases Office Market Assessment Report (report) - The Montgomery County Planning Department has completed an in-depth assessment of regional office market conditions and the implications for Montgomery County. Staff presented this study to the Planning Board at its public meeting on Thursday, June 25.

    Prepared by Washington, DC-based Partners for Economic Solutions (PES), the 106-page study examines an array of economic forces changing the Washington, DC region’s office market and best practices for next-generation office development. View the infographic and powerpoint presentation.

     

  • NEW Colocation of Public Facilities White Paper ( report) - An Interagency Work Group, consistingof Parks and Planning Departments,Montgomery CountyPublic Schools,andother Montgomery County agencies, was formed to address the feasibility of colocating public facilities. As a result, a Colocation White Paper was commissioned to look at types of public facilities in the County that could benefit from colocation, in support of the concept of building complete communities. This Colocation White Paper frames the discussion regarding the current best practices for colocating public facilities.
  • Colocation White Paper Draft

  • NEW Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment Market Analysis - The Aspen Hill market analysis consists of three reports: Office Market Analysis(report); Retail Market Analysis (report); and the Residential Market Analysis (report). These reports assess the feasibility of future office, retal, and residential uses within the Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment area.
  • Office Market Analysis Image

  • NEW Sandy Spring Rural Village Market Analysis (report) - The Sandy Spring retail market report analyzes the existing commercial retail environment, as well as future types of retail businesses supporting the village center concept of the Sandy Spring Rural Village Plan. The report recommends suitable retail niches for the village center, and characterizes the building spaces needed to accommodate these types of businesses.Sandy Spring Rural Village Market Analysis
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  • industrial_land_use_study Review the Industrial Land Use Trends study for Montgomery County (powerpoint and white paper).
  • Projects & resources

    Staff contact

    Research and Special Projects Division
    M-NCPPC
    8787 Georgia Ave.
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    MCP-Research@montgomeryplanning.org
    301-650-5600

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    Last updated: June 30, 2015