MARC Rail Communities Plan

Marc Rail Communities Plan

MARC Train StationThe new MARC Rail Communities Plan will build on the recommendations of the previous 1985 Boyds Master Plan, the 1989 Germantown Master Plan and the 2009 Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan, and will examine in greater detail the land uses, zoning, design and multimodal access to the two MARC stations. Specifically, this limited Master Plan will:

  • Determine the appropriate land uses and densities at sites near each station.
  • Provide recommendations to improve multimodal access to each station (using information gathered during the Master Plan of Highways and Transitways and the Bicycle Master Plan to help inform the access portion of this plan).
  • Consider other concerns raised during the planning process (i.e. parking).

January 19, 2017: The team presented information to the Boyds Civic Association on the CSX underpass replacement study, a conceptual alternative illustration for Ride On’s potential Meet the MARC service from Clarksburg to Boyds, and an exhibit illustrating floor area ratios (FARs) to help residents understand the proposed zoning elements handout for the Boyds portion of the plan.

November 30, 2016: The team presented information on the preliminary Boyds MD 117 realignment study and the draft Germantown road diet study and cross sections and solicited feedback.

Last Updated: January 24, 2017