Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan Minor Master Plan Amendment

The 2010 Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan (2010 Plan) created a vision for a dynamic live/work community that would support a globally recognized biotechnology hub in the Shady Grove Life Science Center. Ten years later, the biotechnology sector is thriving, providing needed jobs to county residents.

While the life sciences industry is strong, regulations—called staging requirements—established by the 2010 Plan have impeded further growth in this leading biotech hub. The Great Seneca Science Corridor Minor Master Plan Amendment will review the framework that established these regulations in 2010, and assess the growth, development and infrastructure investment that has occurred over the past decade. The Minor Master Plan will also identify strategies to advance progress toward the vibrant live work community envisioned in the 2010 Plan and support the vital life science industry.

View Current Draft of the Plan

This Minor Master Plan will not amend any of the zoning recommendations from the 2010 Plan. Zoning recommendations dictate the maximum height and area of buildings and type of allowable land uses for each property.

NEW! On March 16 Montgomery Planning and Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) hosted a joint public meeting to present updates and solicit feedback on three projects and plans in the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan area. View the powerpoint slides or watch a recording of the meeting.

Get Involved

Participate in the public hearing for the Great Seneca Science Corridor Minor Master Plan Amendment. Community members are invited to participate remotely in the hearing on June 3, 2021 or submit comments in advance.

View the Public Hearing draft of the plan.

Community members interested in testifying at the hearing may sign up online before 12 p.m. on June 2, 2021  . They can also submit comments about the plan via email. These comments will become part of the public testimony and public record for the plan.

The Planning Board public hearing is the community’s opportunity to review the plan and provide feedback to the Planning Board before they revise the plan and transmit it to the County Council. Learn more about the Master Plan process or contact lead planner Maren Hill with any questions.

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Last Updated: April 27, 2021