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.

View the development handout and the public hearing.

Get Involved

On June 3, the Planning Board held a public hearing on the Great Seneca Science Corridor Minor Master Plan Amendment. If you are interested in providing testimony (as simple as an email or letter) for the public record you can do so until close of business June 13. You can submit comments for the public record via email or by sending a letter to Chair Casey Anderson, Montgomery County Planning Board, 2425 Reedie Drive, 14th Floor, Wheaton, MD 20902. These comments will be reviewed by the board and become part of the public record for the plan.

View the Public Hearing draft of the plan.

The Planning Board public hearing and public record are 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: June 7, 2021