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Germantown Planning Library

Below are the archives of the Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan, including presentations and documents from the Community Advisory Committee and other meetings.

Full documents

Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan (2009)
Germantown Master Plan (1989)
Additional Plans

Friday, March 19, 2010, close of business
The public record for comments on the Sectional Map Amendment closes. Submit comments to:
Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

March 16, 2010, 7:30 pm (note time change) Germantown Town Center and Library Dec 2008
The County Council holds a Public Hearing for the Sectional Map Amendment.
Location: Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, 3rd Floor Council Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850

March 11, 2010, 9:00 am
Two Planning Board sessions scheduled - staff reports will be posted here
- Item 2 - Draft Urban Design Guidelines, Worksession 1
- Item 3 - Transmit comments to the County Council for the Germantown Employment Area Sectional Map Amendment

January 28, 2010 - morning (Item 4)
The Planning Board hearing for a request to file the Sectional Map Amendment for the Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan.
Agenda | staff report

December 3, 2009
Public Hearing on the Draft Germantown Urban Design Guidelines
Staff report | Audio or video recordings [links at upper right]

November 30, 2009, 7:00
CAC Meeting on the Germantown Urban Design Guidelines
Upcountry Regional Services Center, 12900 Germantown Road, Germantown

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Planning Board review of the Draft Germantown Urban Design Guidelines
Staff report | Draft Guidelines

County Council Worksessions

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 7:30 p.m., County Council Public Hearing
Scroll to the lower part of the County Council Home page to view video of the public hearing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
CAC meeting on the upcoming County Council Public Hearing, updated urban design guidelines (April 2009) and preliminary carbon footprint analysi.

February 10, 2009 - 7:00 pm
CAC meeting - Urban Design Guidelines and the schedule for the Public Hearing Draft Plan.

February 5, 2009 - 9:35 a.m.
Planning Board review of the Planning Board draft plan. Staff Reports and video recordings are available here; see Item 5.

December 9, 2008 - 7:00 pm
CAC meeting - summary of Planning Board decisions Presentation

November 17 , 2008, evening
Seventh worksession: Wrap up and staging
Staff report
Video and recording (4 parts)

November 10 , 2008, evening
Sixth worksession: Properties in the North End and East of I-270
Staff repor, Attachment list, Attachments 1-2, Attachment 3, Attachment 4, Attachments 5-10, Attachments 11-18
Video and recording (5 parts)

October 30, 2008, morning
Fifth worksession: Continuation, properties west of I-270
Staff report (pdf), Attachments A-C (pdf), Attachments D-F (pdf), Attachments G,H (pdf)
Video and recording (from Part 1)

October 20, 2008, evening
Fourth worksession: Montgomery College
Staff report (pdf), Attachments A-C (pdf), Attachments D,E (pdf), Attachments F-H (pdf), Attachments I-K (pdf), Attachments L,M (pdf), Attachments N,O (pdf)
Video and recording

October 6, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Third worksession: Properties west of I-270
Staff report (pdf), Attachment list (pdf), Attachments 1-4 (pdf), Attachments 5-9 (pdf), Attachments 10-14 (pdf), Attachments 15-18 (pdf), Attachments 19-22 (pdf)
Presentation (pdf) (Due to time constraints, the presentation ended at Slide 22.)
Recording (Item 1)

September 25, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Second worksession: Urban design and transportation
Staff report (pdf), Additional urban design guidelines (pdf) and Amenity list (pdf), Urban design presentation (pdf), Transportation memo (pdf), Transportation presentation (pdf)
Video and Agenda (Select "Item #7: Worksession #2 Germantown Master Plan" on the left panel)

September 4, 2008 - morning
First worksession: Public hearing comments and development standards for the Transit Mixed-Use (TMX) zone in the Germantown Master Plan.
Staff report (pdf), Germantown density map (pdf), Public hearing testimony (pdf)
Video and Agenda (Select "Item 4: Draft Germantown Master Plan - Worksession #1" on the left panel)

July 28, 2008
The Public Hearing of the Germantown Forward Draft Master Plan was held at the Germantown Campus of Montomery College. The staff report and recordings of the testimony are available in the Planning Board Archives, or can be downloaded here:

June 10, 2008 - 7:00 p.m.
CAC meeting to discuss the Public Hearing Draft. Items from the meeting: presentation (pdf, 9.02MB), an introduction of the TMX zone (see Item 4, Twinbrook (pdf), an update of the BLT (pdf) program (now being considered at 12.5%). The requested density comparisons will be prepared and posted.

May 28, 2008
Planners released the Germantown Forward Public Hearing Draft in advance of a June 30 public hearing.

May 22-23 2008
The Planning Board approved advertising for a public hearing on the draft master plan.

May 8, 2008 - 2:00 p.m.
The Planning Board reviewed the Germantown land use rationale and the district, transportation and design recommendations. Click here to read the staff report and listen to a recording of the discussion (Item 12), and click here (pdf, 8.5MB) to view the presentation given by staff.

May 8, 2008 - 2:00 p.m.
The Planning Board reviewed the Germantown land use rationale and the district, transportation and design recommendations. Click here to read the staff report and listen to a recording of the discussion (Item 12), and click here(pdf, 8.5MB) to view the presentation given by staff .

April 8, 2008 - 7:00 p.m.
CAC meeting included a presentation by the new M-NCPPC Planning Director, Rollin Stanley, and a presentation and discussion on roads in Germantown(pdf).

March 27, 2008 - 11:00 a.m.
The Planning Board considered the general land use and environmental recommendations for the master plan, and requested an extended session in which to hear testimony--no date has yet been set. Click here to read the staff report and listen to a recording of the discussion (Item 6). and click here (pdf) to view the presentation to the Planning Board.

March 11, 2008 - 7:00 p.m.
CAC meeting previewed the general land use and zoning recommendations to be given to the Planning Board on March 27. View the presentation, with notes from the CAC members and other attendees here (pdf, 3.7MB).

March 6, 2008
The Planning Board approved staff recommendations for an Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation. This approval included two sites in Germantown: the Little Seneca Viaduct, B&O Railroad and the Germantown Culvert, B&O Railroad. The staff report can be read here.

February 26, 2008 - 7:00 p.m
CAC meeting at the Upcounty Services Center.
Historic Preservation:
Read the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form for the Germantown Presbyterian Church (pdf, 3.3MB), and read a letter sent to the CAC (pdf, 629KB) by Perrine Planning & Zoning, Inc., on behalf of the owner.
: Read the Briefing on Potential Strategies for Solving the TDR Absorption Issues (pdf, 1.3MB) or listen to the discussion with the Planning Board.

February 6, 2008 - 10:30 a.m.
Zoning meeting with preliminary zoning recommendations, an expanded discussion of the TOMX-1 zone and an update about the CCT alignment discussions.

January 22, 2008, 2008 - 2:00 p.m.
Rescheduled zoning meeting at the Upcounty Services Center: TOMX-1 zone, Planning Board comments, TDRs, MPDUs

January 14, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.
DPWT held a Public Hearing on the vicinity of Father Hurley and Century Boulevards at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, First Floor, Rockville. For more, contact the project manager, Yasamin Esmaili.

January 8, 2008 - 7:00 p.m.
CAC meeting at the Upcounty Services Center. Clare Kelly presented the three historic resources for Germantown that were evaluated by the Historic Preservation Commission on December 19, 2007 (pdf, 11.8 MB)
NOTE: Presentation also includes four resources outside of Germantown.

December 19, 2007, M-NCPPC, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring
The Historic Preservation Commission will evaluate three historic resources in Germantown for designation on the Master Plan for Historic Preservation: the Little Seneca Viaduct, B&O Railroad; the Germantown Culvert, B&O Railroad; and Germantown Presbyterian Church. The agenda is posted here. Read or download the staff report. Read more in an article in the Gazette, Germantown railroad sites may get historic designation.

December 17, 2007 - 7:30 p.m.
The second Planning Board update on this master plan was held in Germantown at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. If you weren't able to be there, you may view the presentation here (pdf), read the staff report here (pdf), and listen to a recording of the meeting by selecting Part 1 and/or Part 2.

December 12, 2007
The Midcounty Corridor Study Public Workshop was held in Germantown at Seneca Valley High School. For more info, including background, maps and the alternatives under consideration, go to:

December 11, 2007
CAC meeting to preview the items to be covered at the Planning Board session on December 17, 2007 - capacity testing for transportation and schools, plus urban design and open space concepts. See the December 17 presentation, above.

December 6, 2007
CCT alignment meeting #2 with Rick Kiegel of MTA.
Kiegel advised the attendees that studies of alignment modifications are begining so as to consider alternatives to crossing the DOE site, which is potentially historic. The Gazette article, CCT may get new route by town hub, summarizes the meeting. The discussion will continue in January.

December 4, 2007
Zoning meeting: Discuss TOMX zones and interim uses. Upcounty Services Center

November 13 , 2007
CAC meeting with two items:
- Brief staff presentation on the adopted Growth Policy by Eric Graye, followed by a Q&A about the impact on Germantown East. Read the County Council packet (pdf).
- Presentations by property owners on possible development scenarios. Summary. Map.

October 18, 2007
Planning Board Roundtable on the Germantown Master Plan
Read the staff report (pdf, 13.5MB) and view the staff presentation (pdf, 3.6MB)

October 10, 2007
Updating the Germantown Alliance on current Master Plan activities.

October 9, 2007
CAC meeting on Germantown as the Upcounty Cultural Center. Discussions about the present and future of BlackRock Center for the Arts (presentation by Nancy Petrisko) and the Germantown Library. Meeting notes (pdf, 104KB)

September 19, 2007
Churchill Senior Living: What Do You Like About Germantown? (pdf, 103KB)

September 18, 2007
Mother Seton Parish: Land use scenarios (see presentation below).

Sept 11, 2007

CAC meeting on Land Use Scenarios. The staff presentation (pdf, 4.2MB) introduces the land use concepts, themes, scenarios and next steps. The feedback notes (pdf, 135KB) updated with reference numbers as requested by the CAC cover the discussion about the presentation by the CAC members and other attendees.

July 26, 2007
Identity Students: What Do You Like About Germantown? (pdf, 154KB)

July 10, 2007
CAC meeting on Economic Development. The DED Overview Presentation (pdf, 2.5MB) compiles data, questions and feedback gained from large and small businesses located in Germantown. Raul Medrano, a Germantown resident and Business Development Specialist with the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, presented the overview to the Germantown CAC.

June 6, 2007
Germantown Business District Focus Group - Growth Policy

June 5, 2007
Housing Types (presentation by CAC member Clark Wagner) (pdf, 16.2MB)

May 31, 2007
Visits to Germantown faith organizations

May 22, 2007
Environmental Features of the Germantown Master Plan Area (pdf, 5.3MB).

April 10 & 11, 2007
ESOL Classes: What Do You Like About Germantown?

March 7, 2007
Community-wide Charrette Results
Community vision statements, desired characteristics, diagrams and recommended actions.

February 13, 2007
CAC Meeting: Status of the Germantown Master Plan, 1989 (pdf, 12.6MB)
A summary of the 1989 Master Plan recommendations and the current status of those recommendations.

January 31, 2007
Germantown Information Night Results
Information on: Land Use, Community Character and Design, Historic Preservation, Transportation and Transit, Environment and Natural Resources, Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space, Schools, Affordable Housing, Sustainable Development, and Growth Policies.

January 9, 2007
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting
The first meeting of the CAC.

December 14, 2006
Planning Board Selects Citizens Advisory Committee
A list of advisory committee members, their interests and affiliations, and a list of proposed subcommittees. The Staff Report (linked within) briefly describes the area, the issues to be addressed, and the community outreach strategies to be used.

October 11, 18 & 25, 2006
Germantown Alliance, the Upcounty Recreation Advisory Board and the Upcounty Latino Network: The Master Plan Process

June 25-30, 2006
Urban Land Institute Report, Strategies for the Development of the Germantown Business District
A ULI Advisory Services panel responds to questions on how best to assure the growth of employment in Germantown given current market trends.

May 31-June 6, 2006
Citizens Forum on Master Plan
A summary of the forum together with copies of the presentations given.


Date of last update: October 4, 2013