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Clarksburg Gateway Sector Plan

The Clarksburg Gateway Sector Plan will examine undeveloped areas—specifically, the eastern side of I-270 within the I-270 corridor—that have largely remained unchanged in the last 30 years. Alongside extensive local input and in-depth conversations with residents, business owners, and the tech and life sciences communities, Montgomery Planning staff will evaluate the plan area’s trends and conditions before developing recommendations for realizing a thriving Clarksburg that works for the future of both its residents and the surrounding county.

This Sector Plan will focus on a portion of the 1994 Plan’s Transit Corridor District and small parts of a few surrounding areas. This area is part of the I-270 corridor—a significant employment resource for the county and the region. Planners will evaluate land use, zoning, transportation, and environmental and historic resource to determine if a new mix of land uses and zoning are more appropriate for this area. The Sector Plan will make recommendations for how best to update the 1994 Plan and its 2011 and 2014 amendments, including housing needs, interchange design, staging of retail development, transportation corridors, and environmental recommendations.

Montgomery Planning looks forward to a collaborative effort to develop a plan for a thriving Clarksburg community, based on existing needs and a shared vision for what those who live, learn, work, and play in its vicinity need to thrive.

Updates

February 15, 2024

The plan team presented the Community Feedback Report to the Planning Board on February 15, 2024. View the presentation.

November 30, 2023

Planners presented the Existing Conditions Report to the Planning Board on Thursday, November 30. View the presentation.

October 28, 2023

The fourth and final listening session, covering all sector plan topics, was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rocky Hill Middle School. View the presentation.

October 19, 2023

The third listening session was held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Rocky Hill Middle School and covered community identity; community facilities; parks, trails, and open spaces; historic preservation; and urban design. View the presentation.

October 11, 2023

The Planning Team held the second listening session from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Rocky Hill Middle School. The session covered housing, land use, employment, and economic development. View the presentation.

October 3, 2023

The first of four listening sessions was held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The session was online-only and covered transportation and the environment. There were two breakout sessions where participants shared their thoughts on the night’s topics. View the presentation or watch the video of the main session, including post-breakout-group summaries.

September 20, 2023

The Planning Team invites the community to four listening sessions in October. The first one is an online-only/virtual meeting, and the other three will all be held at Rocky Hill Middle School in Clarksburg. The dates, times, and topics are as follows:

Date/TimeTopics
Tuesday, October 3 (Virtual)
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Transportation
Environment
Wednesday, October 11 (Rocky Hill Middle School)
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Land Use
Housing
Economic Development
Employment
Thursday, October 19 (Rocky Hill Middle School)
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Parks and Trails
Historic Resources
Community Facilities
Community Identity
Urban Design
Saturday, October 28 (Rocky Hill Middle School)
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
All Topics

July 26, 2023

The Planning Team hosted a Community Kick-Off meeting and open house to discuss the plan with members of the Clarksburg community from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the park activity building in Clarksburg Neighborhood Park at 22501 Wims Road across from Clarksburg High School. Turnout was impressive, with over 75 people in attendance. View the presentation.

June 26, 2023

The Planning Team will present the Scope of Work and plan boundary to the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board (UCAB) at their full board meeting on Monday, June 26, at 7 p.m. UCAB meetings are open to the public, so you are welcome to join us for this virtual meeting.

June 22, 2023

The Scope of Work for the Clarksburg Gateway Sector Plan was presented to the Planning Board on June 22, 2023. View the Planning Board Presentation.

Plan Boundary

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Staff contacts

Jamey Pratt
301-495-4588
Email

Roberto Duke
301-495-2168
Email

Plan timeline

  • February – May 2023​
    Sector Plan Preparation​
  • June 2023​
    Pre-Scope Outreach​ and Scope of Work & Plan Area Boundary Presentation to Planning Board
  • July 2023 – April 2024​
    Outreach, Visioning, and Analysis
  • Summer 2024​
    Preliminary Recommendations
  • Fall 2024​
    Working Draft
  • Fall 2024​
    Planning Board Public Hearing​
  • Fall 2024 ​
    Planning Board Work Sessions​
  • Winter/Spring 2025
    County Council Review