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MARC Rail Communities Planning Library

MARC Rail Communities Planning Library


Below are the documents, presentations and feedback received during the MARC Rail Communities meetings. Please refer to the main MARC Rail Communities Plan webpage for information on current and upcoming items.

Final Documents

Approved MARC Rail Communities Scope of Work

Master Plans

Working Documents

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.

July 14, 2016: The team briefed the Planning Board on the status of the master planning efforts. Read the staff report and view the presentation.

MARC Rail Communities Feedback Map

This application enables you to help guide the MARC Rail Communities Plan by making comments and suggestions about your area that we will use in developing recommendations for the Plan.

MARC Rail Feedback Map

MARC Rail Communities Design Workshop March 7, 14-16, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016: Ask the Specialist

During the workshop, 15 Ask the Specialist sessions were held, during which agency representatives gave brief presentations describing what is influencing or will be happening in the vicinity of the two respective MARC station areas. In the evening, community members had the opportunity to participate in a community visioning exercise for the station areas in Boyds and Germantown.

Morning Session – Focus on Places

9am Historic preservation, land use and zoning
Historic preservation presentation slidesaudio
Land use and zoning presentation slidesaudio
10am Parks, trails, recreation and schools
Parks presentation slidesaudio (for parks and recreation presentations)
Recreation presentation slides
Schools presentation slidesaudio
11am Environmental issues: water, sewer, stormwater management, others
Environmental issues, water and sewer presentation slidesaudio
DEP stormwater management retrofit presentation slidesaudio

Afternoon Session – Focus on Connections (Watch Video of All Afternoon Presentations here)

1 pm Roads and more
MCDOT presentation slides
M-NCPPC presentation slides
SHA presentation slides
2 pm Rail – MTA presentation slides
3 pm Walking, Biking and Local Bus Service
Bikeways presentation slides
Ride On presentation slides
Transit Studies presentation slides

Evening session – Open House/Community Visioning Exercise

Boyds Diagrams and Comments
Germantown Diagrams and Comments

Monday, March 14, 2016: Focus on Boyds

Planners developed a set of proposed goals and planning process diagrams for the future of the Boyds MARC station area based on previous community and agency input. Also, an engineering consultant presented initial sketches investigating the feasibility of a proposed vehicular bypass connecting Clarksburg Road to Clopper Road over the railroad tracks. Community participants had the opportunity to provide comments on these initial ideas.

View the Proposed Goals for the Boyds MARC station area
View the Boyds Planning Process Diagrams
View the Engineering Consultant’s Alternatives and Fly-thru (.wvm file) of a Potential Bypass

Tuesday, March 15, 2016: Focus on Germantown

Planners developed a set of proposed goals and planning process diagrams for the future of the Germantown MARC station area based on previous community and agency input. Community had the opportunity to provide comments on these initial ideas.
View the Proposed Goals for the Germantown MARC station area
View the Germantown Planning Process Diagrams
View Community Comments on the March 15 Products

Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Design Workshop Synthesis

Based on community and agency feedback during sessions held on March 14 and 15, planners refined the planning process diagrams and received comments from the community.
View the Refined Concept Diagram for Boyds MARC station area
View Community Comments on Boyds
View the Refined Concept Diagram for Germantown MARC station area
View Community Comments on Germantown MARC area

Archives from November 2015 to February 2016

Other Resources

Maps

Last Updated: October 10, 2017