Area 2

We create great communities by developing Comprehensive amendments to the General Plan for the Maryland-Washington Regional District (“On Wedges and Corridors”) that provide detailed and specific land use and zoning recommendations for specific areas of the County. They also address transportation, the natural environment, urban design, historic resources, public facilities, and implementation techniques. Comprehensive amendments to the General Plan for the Maryland-Washington Regional District (“On Wedges and Corridors”) that provide detailed and specific land use and zoning recommendations for specific areas of the County. They also address transportation, the natural environment, urban design, historic resources, public facilities, and implementation techniques.master plans, reviewing applications for development and analyzing various types of information to help public officials plan for Montgomery County’s future. Learn more.

Area 2 is centrally located in Montgomery County, between developed urban centers south of the beltway, and more rural areas to the north. This central location, along with continued population and economic growth, presents the opportunity to create communities that improve the quality of life, have a sense of place, and balance growth with the infrastructure to support it. To accomplish this, development review and master planning in Area 2 will:

  • Create interconnected communities that are livable, affordable, healthy, offer transportation choices, and have a mix of housing types
  • Engage our diverse citizenry to guide change and creatively apply traditional planning approaches to achieve these goals
  • Integrate innovative urban design solutions with multimodal transportation, and environmentally sensitive growth

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Last Updated: November 14, 2018