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Staging and Monitoring Reports

Monitoring Report

Although not required by the Shady Grove Sector Plan, the Biennial Master Plan Monitoring Report (July 2015) provides the status of new development, public facilities, and staging. There are significant public investments associated with the County Executive’s “Smart Growth Initiative ” and moving the recommended development into the next stage. The Shady Grove section of the monitoring report is from pages 61 to 71.


All of the Stage 1 triggers have been implemented. The table below provides an update of the approved development and its relationship to Stage 1:

Sector PlanResidential DevelopmentNon-Residential Jobs
Stage 1 limits with County Service Park Redevelopment2,540 dwelling units1,570 jobs
Allocated Development
120120080: Shady Grove Station Preliminary Plan2,210 dwelling units630 jobs

41,828 sf (retail; 400 sf per job): 104 jobs

131,422 sf (office; 250 sf per job): 526 jobs

120090100: P146 Shady Grove Metro (Somerville property) Preliminary Plan156 dwelling unitsN/A
Total Approved Development (Summer 2014)
2,366 dwelling units
630 jobs
Remaining Stage 1 Development
174 dwelling units
940 jobs

The following items are Stage 2 triggers:

  • Evaluate the need and schedule of the new elementary school and ask MCPS to begin planning and program accordingly.
  • Fund acquisition or dedication for a local park with at least one adult-sized ball field. If County Service Park relocates, dedication of required park facilities should be required as part of the preliminary plan approval of private development. Fund construction for one park.
  • The Planning Board will consider the aggregate performance of all TMAgs in the Shady Grove Policy Area in the decision to move to Stage 2. If sum total of vehicle trips from all participating sites exceeds the sum of the allowed trip caps, then the plan should not be considered ready to move to the subsequent stage.
  • Each of the major intersections in the Sector Plan area must operate at or better than its respective Growth Policy Local Area Transportation Review (LATR) level of service standard or congestion level at the time of the Plan’s adoption, whichever is greater. Traffic will be measured from existing and approved development on a network programmed for completion four years later.
  • Fund the Metro Access Partial Interchange for completion within the first four years of the Capital Improvements Program to ensure adequate access to the Metro station.
  • Fund the MD 355/Gude Drive interchange for completion within the first four years of the Consolidated Transportation Program, the Capital Improvements Program, or other transit or transportation improvements that would make the intersection function at an acceptable level. ‘Acceptable’ is defined as the applicable intersection congestion standard in the Growth Policy.
  • Planning Board must make determination that Stage 2 can proceed.