Approved and Adopted 2006
The Shady Grove Sector Plan envisions the transformation of the area surrounding the Shady Grove Metro Station into a lively mixed-use community. On January 17, 2006, Montgomery County Council approved the Shady Grove Sector Plan. On March 15, 2006, the Sector Plan was formally adopted by M-NCPPC. Download the Approved and Adopted Plan [PDF] (pdf, 19.6 MB)
The plan is the result of four years of community meetings, charrettes and worksessions with the Planning Board and County Council to determine the future development of the area surrounding the Shady Grove Metro Station and establishes the framework to transform the area into a place that accommodates living, working and playing opportunities.
In 2006, the Shady Grove Sector Plan received the Outstanding Plan Award for Jurisdictions over 100,000 from the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.
The Shady Grove Sector Plan aims to:
Montgomery County officials in the County Executive’s Office are leveraging public land at the Montgomery County Service Park, located in the sector plan area along Crabbs Branch Way, while investing in new public facilities and creating an urban village. The County purchased several properties to facilitate the service park redevelopment as envisioned in the sector plan, including Casey 6 and 7, the Webb Tract on Snouffer School Road, and the GE Tech/National Geographic site on Darnestown Road (Route 28).
The County signed an agreement with EYA of Bethesda to begin redeveloping a portion of CSP into residential and non-residential development, beginning with the west side of Crabbs Branch Way.
Although not required by the Shady Grove Sector Plan, the Biennial Master Plan Monitoring Report provides the status of new development, public facilities, and staging. There are significant public investments associated with the County Executive’s “Smart Growth Initiative” and moving the recommended development into the next stage. The Shady Grove section of the monitoring report is from pages 61 to 71. Read report [PDF]
The County Executive created the Smart Growth Initiative in 2008.
Several private and public sector projects have been approved since the Sector Plan was adopted, including Derwood Bible, Somerville Property, and Casey 6 and 7.
Learn more about each plan:
All of the Stage 1 triggers have been implemented. The table below provides an update of the approved development and its relationship to Stage 1:
|Sector Plan||Residential Development||Non-Residential Jobs|
|Stage 1 limits with County Service Park Redevelopment||2,540 dwelling units||1,570 jobs|
|120120080: Shady Grove Station Preliminary Plan||2,210 dwelling units||630 jobs
41,828 sf (retail; 400 sf per job): 104 jobs
131,422 sf (office; 250 sf per job): 526 jobs
|120090100: P146 Shady Grove Metro (Somerville property) Preliminary Plan||156 dwelling units||N/A|
Total Approved Development (Summer 2014)
2,366 dwelling units
Remaining Stage 1 Development
174 dwelling units
The following items are Stage 2 triggers:
The County’s CIP lists long-range development plans for capital projects from different County agencies. The County Executive must submit a CIP to the Council every other year, under Section 302 of the County’s Charter.
This is a comprehensive feasibility study to relocate MCPS school buses.
|Kellie Brindley||Mill Creek|
|John Compton||Town of Washington Grove|
|Pat Labuda||Shady Grove Civic Alliance|
|Pam Lindstrom (chair)||Gaithersburg resident|
|Michael McInerney||Sommerville Properties|
|Connie McKenna||Redland Station|
|Joe Parello||Old Derwood|
|Brian Pierce||King Farm|
|Jeff Reznick||Park Overlook|
In 2006, the Planning Board established the Shady Grove Implementation Advisory Committee. The Committee is responsible for advising the Planning Board on development activities in the Sector Plan area. Residents and property owners comprise the advisory committee.
The Committee meets on a quarterly basis and when it is necessary to address implementation issues. Pam Lindstrom is the current committee chair.
Meetings are held at the Montgomery County Parks Department Training Center, 16668 Crabbs Branch Way.