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Planning Department and Board Announce Calendar of October 2017 Events

September 28, 2017

Calendar of Events

Planning Department co-sponsors bus tour of modern landmarks and announces Design Excellence Award winners at Celebrate Design event in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, MD The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is pleased to announce its October 2017 calendar of events. These events 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 and Board Events in October 2017

October 1-31– The exhibit Montgomery Modern remains on view at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington  (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD) through October 31. The display of texts and photos is based on the award-winning book Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, 1930-1979.

October 4 – A public meeting for the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newport Mill Middle School (11311 Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD). Planners will present their ideas about improved sidewalks, bicycle paths and road crossings along Veirs Mill Road, and discuss the preliminary recommendations of the Bicycle Master Plan and Montgomery County’s Vision Zero Policy. RSVP to attend the meeting.

October 5 – A public meeting for the MARC Rail Community Plan will be held at the Upcounty Regional Services Center from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss the plan recommendations for the station areas in Germantown and Boyds.

October 5 – The Planning Board will not hold a meeting this day.

October 8 –The Montgomery Modern bus tour of mid-20th-century modern homes and buildings in the county will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This year’s event will focus on architecture designed by the Silver Spring firm Cohen, Haft & Associates. The tour is presented by the Montgomery County Planning Department, AIA-Potomac Valley, Docomomo-DC and Bender JCCGW. Tickets, which can be purchased online, cost $40 for AIA and Docomomo members, and $50 for nonmembers.

October 10 – A community meeting to discuss the updates to the Master Plan of Highways and Transitways will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library’s Small Room (14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD).

October 12 – The Planning Board will meet to review proposed developments and plans. For details about specific items, consult the Planning Board agenda, which is posted online 10 days before the session.

October 12 – Former Planning Department Division Chief John Carter will talk about the transition of county farmland into five, thriving neighborhoods in Rockville. The event, part of the Peerless Rockville Speaker Series, will be held at the Glenview Mansion (603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD) starting at 7 p.m. Register online to attend.

October 16 – Staff preservationist Clare Lise Kelly will give an illustrated talk based on the award-winning book, Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979, published by the Planning Department. This event is part of the DC Mondays at the Museum series and will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at The George Washington University Museum (701 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC). Admission is free and no reservation is required.  More info is available online.

October 17 – The first public meeting for a new plan for the Forest Glen and Montgomery Hills neighborhoods will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Planning Department (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). Residents, business owners and stakeholders are invited to this event to learn more about the plan boundaries and scope of work.

October 19 – The Planning Board will meet to review proposed developments and plans. For details about specific items, consult the Planning Board agenda, which is posted online 10 days before the session.

October 19 – The third annual Celebrate Design event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. This reception and award ceremony is co-sponsored by Montgomery Planning and the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Tickets cost $35 each and can be purchased online.

October 24 – A public meeting for the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newport Mill Middle School (11311 Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD). Transportation issues, including safety challenges for pedestrians and bicyclists, will be discussed.

October 26 – The Planning Board will meet to review proposed developments and plans. For details about specific items, consult the Planning Board agenda, which is posted online 10 days before the session.