Community Invited to March 14 Meeting on the Germantown Plan for the Town Sector Zone

February 15, 2019

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Open house to discuss and get feedback on recommendations to update 50-year old Churchill Village Town Sector zoning being phased out

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will hold a public meeting to present preliminary recommendations for the Germantown Plan for the Town Sector Zone on Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Upcounty Regional Center (12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD). The purpose of this plan is to apply current zoning classifications to this area to replace the Town Sector (T-S) zoning that is being phased out due to the updated county zoning code.

Town Sector Zone Plan Background
The Germantown Plan for the Town Sector Zone will address the 1,254 acres comprising the village’s T-S zone, which includes Churchill Lake, parks, walking trails and recreational amenities. In 2014, Montgomery County updated its zoning ordinance and, as a result, the T-S zone is being phased out.

Additionally, as approved by the original 1968 zoning case that authorized the development of Churchill Village, no new zoning classifications could be considered for 50 years. This zoning control feature expired in 2018 and is the primary reason for this sector plan. Planners have analyzed existing land uses, densities and open spaces in order to prepare new zoning recommendations that best reflect current conditions, uses and densities.

Anyone who lives or works in Churchill Village or has an interest in the future of this community is invited to attend the open house meeting. Planners will discuss existing conditions, land uses, zoning and the county planning process. Participants will have an opportunity to meet the project team, ask questions and learn how to participate in this planning process. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

RSVP for the Germantown Plan for the Town Sector Zone

Meeting Details 
Germantown Plan for the Town Sector Zone Open House Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 2018 (7 to 8:30 p.m.)
Upcounty Regional Services Center, Conference Room A (12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD)
Residents, property owners and anyone with an interest in Churchill Village are invited.
Contact Project Manager Phillip Estes: 301.495.2176 or

Consult the Germantown Plan for the Town Sector Zone for more information.