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Cloverly Master Plan

“Cloverly contains a variety of communities with different types of neighborhoods that include farms, rural neighborhoods, historic African-American communities, suburban subdivisions, and commercial areas set among parks and undeveloped areas that result in a generally suburban and rural appearance. The Cloverly Master Plan implements the 1993 General Plan Refinement, which identified the area as containing parts of the Agriculturally Wedge, Residential Wedge, and Suburban Communities. One of the Plan’s fundamental planning principles is to reinforce the character of Cloverly’s communities.”

From the Plan Highlights, Cloverly Master Plan (1997), p. xii

View the Cloverly Master Plan (1997) (pdf, 3 MB)

The complete document is represented by the index below:

Front Matter, Including Table of Contents and Plan Highlights



  • General Description of the Master Plan Area
  • Conformance with the Maryland Planning Act of 1992 and General Plan for Montgomery County
  • Cloverly Today

Plan Framework

  • Vision for the Future
  • Fundamental Planning Concepts

Land and Use Zoning

  • Agricultural Wedge
  • Residential Wedge
    • Cloverly Commercial Area
    • Spencerville Commercial Area
  • Suburban Communities
    • Cape May/New Hampshire Avenue Commercial Area
  • General Land Use Recommendations
    • Residential Areas
    • General Retail
    • Special Exceptions


  • Road Network
    • Freeways
    • Major Highways
    • Arterial Roads
    • Commercial Business District Streets
    • Primary Residential Streets
  • Intersection Improvements
  • Road Interconnections
  • Roadway Character and Streetscape
  • Road Right-of-Way Abandonments
  • Rustic Roads
  • Transit
  • Bikeways
  • Pedestrian Circulation
  • Deletions from the 1981 Plan

Community Facilities

  • Park and Recreation Facilities
    • Northwest Branch Watershed
    • Paint Branch Watershed
    • Patuxent River Watershed
  • Greenways
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Public Facilities
    • Schools
    • Public Safety
    • Fire and Rescue
    • Post Office
    • Libraries

Environmental Resources

  • Approach to Environmental Resource Protection
  • Stream Systems (Including Aquatic Habitat) and Water Quality
  • Water Resources
    • Northwest Branch Watershed
    • Paint Branch Watershed
    • Patuxent Watershed
  • Air Quality
  • Noise
  • Water and Sewerage Service

Historic Preservation

Implementation and Staging

  • Zoning
  • Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments
  • Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan
  • Streetscape
  • Staging
  • Capitol Improvements Program

Appendix I

  • Subwatershed Imperviousness Levels

Reference Materials

List of Figures

  1. Communities and Centers
  2. Transportation Network
  3. Community Facilities and Linkages
  4. Environment
  5. Relationship to Easter Montgomery County
  6. Regional Location
  7. Cloverly Master Plan Area
  8. Cloverly’s Communities
  9. Existing Land Use
  10. Land Use Plan
  11. RE-1 and RC Zoning Changes
  12. Cloverly Commercial Area
  13. Cloverly Commercial Area Zoning
  14. Cape May/New Hampshire Avenue Commercial Area
  15. Existing Zoning
  16. Zoning Plan
  17. Neighborhoods of Cloverly
  18. Street and Highway Plan
  19. Norbeck Road Extended and Spencerville Road
  20. Streetscape Treatments
  21. New Hampshire Avenue Streetscape
  22. Rustic Roads
  23. Bikeway Plan
  24. Park Plan
  25. Greenways
  26. Equestrian Trail System
  27. Community Facilities Plan
  28. Watersheds
  29. Special Protection, Environmental Preservation & Restoration Areas
  30. Protection of Sensitive Areas
  31. Historic Resources

List of Tables

  1. Existing Land Use
  2. Existing and Proposed Zoning
  3. Montgomery County Road Classifications
  4. Street & Highway Classification
  5. Bikeway Plan
  6. The Cloverly Master Plan Area’s Historic Resources
  7. Recommended Additions to Capitol Improvements Program to Serve the Cloverly Master Plan Area


  • Figure 1: Assumptions Used in Calculating Subwatershed Imperviousness for Existing Conditions
  • Table 1: 1990 Land Cover Conditions