Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan Minor Master Plan Amendment Phase 1

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.

View the development handout and the public hearing.

Get Involved

On June 17, the Planning Board approved the Planning Board Draft of the Great Seneca Science Corridor Minor Master Plan Amendment. The County Council will hold a public hearing and and work sessions on the draft in the fall; sign up for our e-letter for updates.

Join the Implementation Advisory Committee!

The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking members of the community to participate in Great Seneca Science Corridor Implementation Advisory Committee. We are looking for members who represent the diverse perspectives and experiences within the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan area. Selected candidates will serve alongside representatives from key stakeholder groups, including residents, property owners, and government representatives to provide input to the Montgomery County Planning Board and County Council on the implementation of the 2010 Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan and monitor development in the area. Learn more and view application.

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Last Updated: August 5, 2021