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Georgia Avenue Concept Study

Montgomery County planners are working to create a new vision for Georgia Avenue, one of the county's most important north-south corridors. The study provides a design framework for future master plans and projects from the District of Columbia to Howard County.

Georgia Avenue Study draft

Georgia Avenue Study CoverOriginal Version (pdf, 18.5MB)
Fast-download version (pdf, 2.7MB)

Read the press release.

Georgia Ave. aerialGeorgia Avenue Corridor aerial view.

Working with the community, planners developed a draft that covers pedestrian safety issues, urban design of the corridor and public transportation. The study analyzes the corridor by each neighborhood, from Silver Spring, Montgomery Hills and Wheaton, through Glenmont, Aspen Hill, Olney and the rural villages of the Agricultural Reserve. Among the staff's recommendations:

  • Creating a development pattern of concentrated centers and residential communities
  • Enhancing Georgia Avenue to be an attractive, walkable place
  • Exploring the future of existing single-family houses


View initial project presentation.(pdf, 16 MB)
Learn more about the people who live in the Georgia Avenue Corridor:

Future of Georgia Avenue

Watch this slideshow to see how the Montgomery County Planning Department envisions the future of the Georgia Avenue corridor.



  • Locator MapDecember 18, 5 p.m.: Staff presents draft Georgia Avenue Concept Study to the Planning Board
  • January 2009: Planning Board transmits final draft of Georgia Avenue Concept Study to the Montgomery County Council

Previous Actions

  • May 7, 2008: Georgia Avenue Study community meeting
    View meeting posters (pdf, 14MB)
  • February 14, 2008: Planning Board work session
    View meeting presentation (pdf, 8MB)
  • February 5, 2008: Georgia Avenue Study community meeting
    View meeting invitation to the community | View meeting presentation (pdf, 16MB)
  • November 27, 2007: Georgia Avenue Study community meeting
    View meeting invitation to the community

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Khalid Afzal, Community Based Planning

Date of last update: December 17, 2008