Thrive Montgomery 2050

What does the future of Montgomery County look like to you? And how does the community where you live, work, and play support your vision for your future?

Thrive Montgomery 2050 is our chance to figure out – together – how Montgomery County can be a great community over the next 30 years. It’s about how we respond to future opportunities and challenges in the county. Together. But first, we need to determine what we want our community to be in the decades ahead so we can create the future we want.

Through Thrive Montgomery 2050, we’ll identify and examine the changes occurring, consider what we want for tomorrow, then develop a shared vision that allows us to keep what we love about Montgomery County while taking the actions needed to thrive over the next 30+ years.

The result of Thrive Montgomery 2050 will be a living and breathing plan that guides decision making and helps secure resources to ensure Montgomery County is a place where everyone can be successful, have opportunities and enjoy a high quality of life in a beautiful and resilient environment.

The plan will draw on your vision, ideas and care for your community, best practices, expert analysis, futurist  thinking, and innovative responses. Together, we’ll determine how to manage growth in the future and  address the challenges and opportunities from technological, social, environmental and economic change.

Let’s ensure a vibrant economy, equity for all residents  and a healthy environment through 2050 and beyond.

Thrive Montgomery 2050 Public Hearing Draft

The Montgomery County Planning Board held a public hearing for the update to the county’s General Plan, known as Thrive Montgomery 2050, at their virtual meeting on Thursday, November 19. Community members can submit written comments by email to until noon on Wednesday, March 3.

View the on-demand video of the Thrive Montgomery 2050 virtual Public Hearing (scroll to 4:33:56 on the video player for the start of the public hearing). Download the public hearing transcript.

Review the Thrive Montgomery 2050 Public Hearing Draft.

View the Thrive Montgomery 2050 Engagement and Outreach Appendix.

View the Thrive Montgomery 2050 Implementation Guide.

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Want to learn about Thrive Montgomery 2050 in two pages? Download our two-sheeter to find out about recommendations to keep Montgomery County thriving for the next 30 years.
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Let’s plan our future. Together.

Last Updated: February 19, 2021