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Planning Department Announces Calendar of September 2016 Events

August 25, 2016

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The Planning Board is back in session, community meetings will continue and a photo contest for the Bicycle Master Plan will begin held this month

SILVER SPRING, MDThe Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is pleased to announce its September 2016 calendar of events. These meetings offer opportunities for the Planning Department staff to discuss policies and engage with the public. Review the full list of events and ongoing plans and projects below, and go online to www.montgomeryplanning.org for more details.

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Montgomery County Planning Department Events in September 2016

September 1-October 18 – Buy your ticket to Celebrate Design on October 20, an awards event co-sponsored by the Planning Department and Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The winner of the Planning Department’s second annual Design Excellence Award will be announced at the event, to be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Each ticket is $35 and can be purchased online.

September 8 – The Planning Board returns from its summer recess to hold its first September meeting. View the Planning Board Agenda for details.

September 12 – Get geared up for the Bicycle Master Plan Photo Contest happening through October 7. Planners are looking for the best digital photos showing cycling in Montgomery County. Top winners in five categories have the opportunity to win gift cards and have their photos become a part of the Bicycle Master Plan and be promoted online. Learn more about the contest and how you can get involved: montgomeryplanning.org/bikeplan

September 12 – The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at the Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (5900 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda, MD) to discuss new developments and the Gables White Flint Site Plan Amendment.

September 13 – The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing for the updated Subdivision Staging Policy starting at 7:30 p.m. (Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD). To testify, sign up online or call 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up to testify is 10 a.m.

September 14 – The Grosvenor-Strathmore Minor Master Plan Amendment will be discussed at a public workshop led by the FiveSquares development team. The workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore (10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD).

September 15 – At its meeting, the Planning Board will review the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Are Minor Master Plan Scope of Work, among other items. View the Planning Board Agenda for details.

September 19 – The Planning Department will hold a public meeting about short-term residential rentals, such as Airbnb, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Department’s auditorium (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). To attend, please RSVP online. Learn more about the Short-Term Residential Rental project.

September 19 – The White Flint 2 Sector Plan team will present the plan’s preliminary recommendations to the Friends of White Flint, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethesda North Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD).

September 20 – The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing for the Westbard Sectional Map Amendment starting at 1:30 p.m. (Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD). To testify, sign up online or call 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up to testify is 5 p.m. on September 19.

September 22 – The Planning Board will hold a meeting to discuss regulatory cases and master plans. View the Planning Board Agenda for details.

September 27 – The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing for the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan starting at 7:30 p.m. (Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD). To testify, sign up online or call 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up to testify is 10 a.m.

September 29 – The Planning Board meeting will include a briefing on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan. View the Planning Board Agenda for details.