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Georgia Avenue Concept Study (2008)

Montgomery County planners are working to create a new vision for Georgia Avenue, one of the county’s most important north-south corridors. The study provides a design framework for future master plans and projects from the District of Columbia to Howard County.

Georgia Avenue Study draft

Original Version (pdf, 18.5MB)
Fast-download version (pdf, 2.7MB)

Working with the community, planners developed a draft that covers pedestrian safety issues, urban design of the corridor and public transportation. The study analyzes the corridor by each neighborhood, from Silver Spring, Montgomery Hills and Wheaton, through Glenmont, Aspen Hill, Olney and the rural villages of the Agricultural Reserve. Among the staff’s recommendations:

  • Creating a development pattern of concentrated centers and residential communities
  • Enhancing Georgia Avenue to be an attractive, walkable place
  • Exploring the future of existing single-family houses
Georgia Avenue Study Cover
Georgia Avenue Corridor aerial view
Georgia Avenue Corridor aerial view


View initial project presentation (pdf, 16 MB)

Learn more about the people who live in the Georgia Avenue Corridor:


  • December 18, 5 p.m.: Staff presents draft Georgia Avenue Concept Study to the Planning Board
  • January 2009: Planning Board transmits final draft of Georgia Avenue Concept Study to the Montgomery County Council

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M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Khalid Afzal, Community Based Planning