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The Planning Department, in partnership with the National Capital Chapter of the American Planning Association is sponsoring a three-part Winter Speaker Series that will focus on transportation.
The first of our 2016 Winter Speaker Series, on January 20, 2016 featured Nat Bottigheimer discussing bringing a market analysis perspective to transit planning using big data. Learn more
Get up to speed on the update to the Subdivision Staging Policy (formerly the Growth Policy). Get involved, learn more and give your feedback on the future of growth and infrastructure in the County!
Learn more about the First Annual Design Excellence Award and Citation Winners and the DesignX Awards.
The Planning Department recently released an in-depth analysis of our changing office market. Learn more about the Office Market Assessment Study.
The Planning Departmentís Research and Special Projects Division (RSP) is coordinating with the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) to conduct an 18-24 month study of rental housing in the County that will assess how we can best meet the needs of residents across the income spectrum. Learn more.
The Bicycle Master Plan is revving up to officially launch on July 1, 2015 but work is happening now on planning for the Corridor Cities Transitway station areas. Get involved and stay connected!
Find out how the Planning Department is making tracking your development projects more user-friendly with the Dev Finder tool and Real Time Tracker app.
Find out the latest with PlanWestbard. Get involved, stay connected!
Get involved with the Montgomery Village Master Plan. Learn more and connect! #MVP
View the approved and adopted White Oak Science Gateway Plan. Learn more.
Find out the latest on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan ... get connected and get involved.
Find out about the latest updates with the Bethesda Downtown Plan. Give feedback and get involved with the future of Bethesda.
The Montgomery County Council recently approved the Sandy Spring Rural Village Plan. Learn more about the plan.
The new Zoning Ordinance is here! Find out everything you need to know about this up-to-date, user-friendly code!
The Planning Board approved the Planning Board Draft Plan Amendment (pdf, 8.2 MB) on Dec. 5. The plan has been sent to the County Executive and County Council for review. Find out more about the Planning Board worksessions that preceded approval of the plan.
To increase urban tree canopy, we have launched Shades of Green, a program that provides free trees to property owners in 21 Central Business and Road Code Districts.
Public art, which helps build community, foster economic development and create a sense of place is an option in our development review process in downtown areas and transit-area zones. View our new Public Art Guidelines.
Want to stay informed about planning and development in Montgomery County? Ensure your local organization is registered accurately using our easy HOA/CA tools.
To stay abreast of Montgomery County development activity, visit our online Development Finder to learn details about building applications to be considered by the Planning Board.
Do you have a forest conservation easement on or near your property? Easements protect forests on private land by limiting certain activities, part of the Planning Board's emphasis on forest conservation. Now you can locate areas under easement using our online map.
The latest episode of Montgomery Plans spotlights our Zoning Code Rewrite, greening the down-county with free trees, a tour of Germantown Town Center three years after the master plan took effect and the latest big decisions of the Planning Board.
The Planning Department issued the July 2015 Biennial Master Plan Monitoring Report, approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board, which assesses progress on implementing the White Flint Sector Plan, the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan, and the Shady Grove Sector Plan. Read