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Kensington-Wheaton

Kensington-Wheaton Master Plan

A Master Plan for the Communities of Kensington-Wheaton

Approved and Adopted 1989

View the Kensington-Wheaton Communities Master Plan (1989) [pdf, 10 MB]

The complete document is represented by the index below:

  • Table of Contents
  • Plan Highlights
  • Background
    • Definition of the Area
    • History of the Area
    • Planning History of the Area
    • The Kensington-Wheaton Master Plan Process
  • Summary of Key Indicators
    • Demographic Trends
    • Housing Highlights
    • Land Use Indicators
  • Concept Plan
    • The General Planning Framework
    • Sector Plan Linkage
    • Goals and Objectives
  • Land Use and Zoning Plan
    • Land Use Plan
    • Land Use Plan: Critical Parcels and Areas
    • Recommendations on the Most Critical Parcels and Areas
    • Green Corridors Policy
    • Commercial Revitalization
  • Transportation and Mobility Plan
    • Street and Highway Plan
    • Transit Plan
    • Non-Motorized Mobility
  • Community Facilities Plan
    • Park and Recreation Facilities
    • Community Swimming Pools
    • Adopt-A-Green-Space Program
    • Public Schools
    • Child Day Care Facilities
    • Elderly Housing and Facilities
    • Facilities for the Disabled
    • Other Public Facilities
  • Environmental Plan
    • Water Resources
    • Erosion, Flood Control, and Stormwater Management
    • Water Supply and Sewerage
    • Natural Systems
    • Noise Impacts
  • Historic Preservation Plan
    • Historic Preservation Master Plan Amendment Process
    • Implementation of the Master Plan for Historic Preservation
    • Previously Designated Master Plan Sites
    • The Amendment
    • Sites Recommended for Removal from the Locational Atlas
    • Further Recommended Actions
  • Fiscal Considerations
    • The Capital Improvements Program (CIP)
  • Appendices
  1. Key Indicators
  2. Issues and Alternatives
  3. Land Use Tables
  4. Urban Design Study
  5. Conceptual Landscape Planting for Green Corridors
  6. Multi-Use Trails
  7. Montgomery County Council Resolution No. 11-1340
  8. M-NCPPC Resolution to Adopt MCPB No. 89-7, M-NCPPC No. 89-5
  9. Approved and Adopted 1990 Amendment to the Master Plan for Kensington-Wheaton

List of Illustrations

  • Background
    1-1 Regional Location
    1-2 Sector Plan Areas
    1-3 Master Plan Process
  • Concept Plan
    3-1 General Plan Concept
    3-2 Capitol View Sector Plan Land Use Plan
    3-3 Wheaton Sector Plan Concept Plan
    3-4 Wheaton Sector Plan Land Use Plan
    3-5 Glenmont Sector Plan, High Land Development Alternative
    3-6 Glenmont Sector Plan, Land Use Plan
    3-7 Forest Glen Sector Plan, Development Concept
    3-8 Forest Glen Sector Plan, Land Use Plan
    3-9 Kensington Sector Plan, Concept lan
    3-10 Kensington Sector Plan, Land Use Plan
  • Land Use and Zoning Plan
    4-1 Parcels and Areas Reviewed by this Plan
    4-2 Critical Parcels and Areas No. 3
    4-3 Critical Parcels and Areas Nos. 4, 5 & 6
    4-4 Critical Parcels and Areas Nos. 8, 9 &10
    4-5 Critical Parcels and Areas Nos. 11 & 12
    4-6 Critical Parcels and Areas No. 16
    4-7 Critical Parcels and Areas Nos. 28 & 28
    4-8 Critical Parcels and Areas No. 30
    4-9 Land Use Plan (Northeast Quadrant)
    4-10 Land Use Plan (Northwest Quadrant)
    4-11 Land Use Plan (Southwest Quadrant)
    4-12 Land Use Plan (Southeast Quadrant)
    4-13 Zoning Plan (Northwest Quadrant)
    4-14 Zoning Plan (Northeast Quadrant)
    4-15 Zoning Plan (Southwest Quadrant)
    4-16 Zoning Plan (Southeast Quadrant)
    4-17 Non-Single-Family Uses Along Major Highways
    4-18 Green Corridors: Visual Survey of Existing Conditions
    4-19 Georgia Avenue Corridor Conditions
  • Transportation and Mobility Plan
    5-1 Average Annual Weekday Traffic, 1984
    5-2 Peak Period Operating Conditions
    5-3 Street and Highway Plan, 1989
    5-4 Street and Highway Plan
    5-5 Recommended Typical Highway Cross Sections
    5-6 Park-and-Ride Lots
    5-7 Bus Routes, 1989
    5-8 Visual Survey of Pedestrian Walkways
    5-9 Overview of Multi-Use Trails
  • Community Facilities Plan
    6-1 Existing Parks
    6-2 Parks Proposed for Development
    6-3 Private Swimming Pools
    6-4 Right-of-Way Green Spaces (Northeast Quadrant)
    6-5 Right-of-Way Green Spaces (Northwest Quadrant)
    6-6 Right-of-Way Green Spaces (Southwest Quadrant)
    6-7 Right-of-Way Green Spaces (Southeast Quadrant)
    6-8 Former School Sites
    6-9 Group Child Day Care Facilities
    6-10 Elderly Facilities and Services
    6-11 Showcase Area For Disabled Accessibility
    6-12 Community Facilities
  • Environmental Plan
    7-1 Water Resources
    7-2 Noise Impact and Mitigation on Major Highways
  • Appendices
    A-1 Traffic Growth on Major Highways and at the Boundaries, 1975-1984
    A-2 Existing Land Use (Northeast Quadrant)
    A-3 Existing Land Use (Northwest Quadrant)
    A-4 Existing Land Use (Southwest Quadrant)
    A-5 Existing Land Use (Southeast Quadrant)
    A-6 Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road Commercial Area: Existing Conditions
    A-7 Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road Commercial Area: Conceptual Design
    A-8 Veirs Mill Village Center: Parking and Services
  • Drive: Before
    Drive: After
    A-10 Conceptual Landscape Planting for Green Corridors
    A-11 Multi-Use Trails and Connecting Routes
    A-12 Multi-Use Trails and Connecting Routes
    A-13 Multi-Use Trails and Connecting Routes
    A-14 Multi-Use Trails and Connecting Routes
    A-15 Typical Bikeway Cross Sections
    A-16 Critical Parcels and Areas #19

List of Tables and Graphs

  • Key Indicators
    2-1 Projected Age Distribution, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1985-2010
    2-2 Existing Land Use Distribution
  • Land Use and Zoning Plan
    4-1 Parcels and Areas With Recommended Changes
  • Transportation and Mobility Plan
    5-1 Programmed or Projected Transportation Projects in Kensington-Wheaton Area, FY’90
    5-2 Street and Highway Classifications
    5-3 Principal Mode of Transportation to Work, 1984
  • Community Facilities Plan
    6-1 Existing Public Parkland and Park Facilities in the Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area
    6-2 Proposed Parks
    6-3 Public Schools by High School Cluster
    6-4 Closed Schools – Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area
    6-5 Proposals Currently Under Study to Facilitate Park Use by the Disabled
  • Historic Preservation Plan
    8-1 Kensington-Wheaton Historic Sites
  • Implementation
    9-1 Current Capital Improvements Program (FY89)
    9-2 Proposed Capital Improvements Program
  • Appendices
    A-1 Total Population, 1985-2010
    A-2 Age Distribution, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1970-1980
    A-3 Projected Age Distribution, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1985-2010
    A-4 Forecast Households, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1985-2010
    A-5 Median Income, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1976 and 1983
    A-6 Racial Characteristics, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1970-1980
    A-7 Year Structure Built, Percent Distribution
    A-8 Housing Production, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1982-1986
    A-9 Total Housing Sales, Kensington-Wheaton Planning Area, 1982-1985
    A-10 Median Sales Price of New and Existing Single-Family Housing, Kensington-WheatonPlanning Area, 1982-1985
    A-11 Parcels and Areas Reviewed and Confirmed by this Plan
    A-12 Land Use Distribution
    A-13 Multi-Use Trails
Last Updated: September 25, 2017