Forest Glen / Montgomery Hills Sector Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Department is updating the sector plans for the Forest Glen and Montgomery Hills neighborhoods.  This update will reevaluate land use and transportation strategies as part of long-term visioning process for the area, including an analysis of existing traffic conditions, which will help inform the community and staff as they make recommendations to improve transportation conditions. This update is timely because other agencies, including The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), are studying opportunities for improved conditions and redevelopment along Georgia Avenue and at the Forest Glen Metro station, respectively.

Previous planning efforts can be reviewed here:

Sector Plan Priorities

  • Balancing the regional traffic demands with the needs of enhancing and protecting the existing residential neighborhoods.
  • Evaluate existing conditions and provide recommendations to guide future land uses along the Georgia Avenue corridor.
  • Develop recommendations that improve the compatibility between the land uses adjacent to and along Georgia Avenue and the Forest Glen Metro Station property.
  • Develop recommendations to improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility, connectivity and safety within the plan area.
  • Explore opportunities for redevelopment at strategic locations to provide walkable, neighborhood-serving development.

Anticipated Timeline*

  • November 2, 2017 – Request to approve the Scope of Work
  • Winter 2018 – Planning Board Briefing
  • Spring 2018 – Working Draft Presentation
  • Summer – Fall 2018 – Planning Board Worksessions
  • Winter 2019/Spring 2019 – County Council
  • Summer/Fall 2019 – Commission Adoption and Sectional Map Amendment

**Unless noted otherwise, all community meetings and Planning Board sessions will take place at Montgomery County Planning headquarters located at 8787 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Past events

Last Updated: October 18, 2017