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About the Montgomery County Planning Department

The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, aims to improve quality of life by conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for current and future generations. The Planning Department creates great communities by developing master plans, reviewing applications for development and analyzing various types of information to help public officials plan for Montgomery County’s future. The Department comprises 150 staff members and provides recommendations, information, analysis and services to the Montgomery County Planning Board, the County Council, the County Executive, other government agencies and the public.


Montgomery County Planning Board recommends changes to single-family zoning in Montgomery County

Planning Board votes 5-0 to recommend allowing more types of homes to…

Montgomery Planning unveils historic markers highlighting trailblazing fair-housing efforts for Black residents in the DC region

M-NCPPC’s Remarkable Montgomery: Untold Stories program honors Elsie and Romeo Horad and…

Montgomery County Planning Board and Planning Department announce June 2024 Calendar of Events

Wheaton, Md. – The Montgomery County Planning Board and the Montgomery County Planning Department, both part of The…

Montgomery County Planning Board approves the Scope of Work for Eastern Silver Spring Communities Plan

Board approves approach and boundary of plan focused on communities in Silver…

Montgomery County Planning Board schedules May 23 public hearing for Growth and Infrastructure Policy update

Community members invited to sign up to testify on update to the…
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