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Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan Meeting Will be Held on December 13 at Albert Einstein High School to Discuss Preliminary Plan Recommendations

November 17, 2017

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Planners are seeking public’s feedback on preliminary recommendations for land use, zoning, urban design, transportation, parks and community facilities

SILVER SPRING, MDThe Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will host its sixth public meeting for the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Albert Einstein High School (11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD). RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

RSVP for the December 13 Veirs Mill Community Meeting.

Planners will present preliminary recommendations for land use and zoning; urban design; transportation; parks, trails and open spaces; sustainability and community facilities. The Planning Department invites the community to provide feedback on the preliminary recommendations.

About the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan:

The Montgomery County Planning Department, under the guidance of the Montgomery County Planning Board and Montgomery County Council, initiated the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan in January 2017. To develop the plan, staff is seeking feedback from the community and reviewing current land uses and existing conditions in order to make recommendations for improvements in the area.

The Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan extends approximately four miles, from the City of Rockville to the Wheaton Central Business District and Vicinity Sector Plan boundary. The plan boundaries roughly correspond to a ¼-mile area around each of the bus rapid transit (BRT) stations identified in the 2013 Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan.

The Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan will:

  • Evaluate and provide recommendations to guide future land uses along the Veirs Mill Road corridor from Wheaton to Rockville.
  • Develop recommendations to improve the compatibility between the land uses adjacent to Veirs Mill Road and the future bus rapid transit corridor.
  • Offer recommendations to improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility, connectivity and safety within the plan area.
  • Explore opportunities for redevelopment at strategic locations to provide more walkable, neighborhood-serving development.
  • Consider a comprehensive streetscape design and opportunities for placemaking within the corridor.

The Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan will develop long-term land use recommendations to complement the Veirs Mill Road Bus Rapid Transit Study recently completed by the Maryland State Highway Administration in coordination with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. This transit study evaluated alternatives for bus rapid transit service along Veirs Mill Road between Wheaton and Rockville, originally recommended as part of the 2013 Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan.

Learn more about the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan by signing up for the plan e-newsletter. Preliminary plan recommendations be presented to the Planning Board in early 2018. For more information, contact lead planner Jessica McVary at Jessica.McVary@montgomeryplanning.org.