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Upcounty Planning

Upcounty covers two-thirds of Montgomery County, including most of the county’s rural areas, the Agricultural Reserve, environmentally sensitive Special Protection Areas, and diverse range of communities, such as Fairland, Burtonsville, Sandy Spring, Ashton, Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg, Germantown, Darnestown, and Potomac.

Upcounty staff stive to:

  • Plan and manage growth within Upcounty by creating diverse, equitable, vibrant, sustainable, and resilient communities that are inclusive and interconnected through multi-modal transportation networks and offer a variety of affordable and attainable housing types.
  • Promote and support agriculture and agritourism in various communities and contexts within Upcounty.
  • Engage and include input from the diverse residents of Upcounty, while applying traditional and progressive planning approaches, which lead to meaningful recommendations and outcomes in our plans and the natural and built environment.
Last Updated: October 17, 2023