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Special Projects

Special Projects

Neighborhood Change in the Washington Metropolitan Area  – Using public U.S. Decennial Census and American Community Survey data, Montgomery Planning has investigated neighborhood change across Montgomery County and the Washington, DC, metropolitan region in support of more equitable and data-driven decision making.

Accessibility and Land Development: Transportation Systems and the Growth of Montgomery County, from 1885 to 2020 – Staff from Research & Strategic Projects created an Esri Story Map that discusses and visualizes Montgomery County’s urban development and development of transportation infrastructure from 1885 to 2020. Animation uses subdivision plats to track how access improvements influence urban growth.

Studies on the Potential for University Research Center Expansion to Montgomery County – Montgomery County Planning and the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) collaborated to explore the potential for a research university or institute located in the County to spur innovation and strengthen the local economy.

Colocation of Public Facilities – The Planning Department has led several interagency initiatives to advance the colocation of public facilities in the Montgomery County. Colocation is the sharing of real estate (land and facilities) and operational services (technology, infrastructure) by two or more organizations and offers many benefits, including resource conservation and operational cost-effectiveness.

Master Plan Reality Check – This study evaluates an important, often overlooked part of the planning process, to what extent the vision was achieved and worked as expected. It was initiated to analyze the degree to which select a sample of master plans that have realized the vision, densities, land uses, infrastructure and amenities called upon in their respective recommendations.

Read the 2012 Montgomery County Snapshot: Council Districts by the Numbers for demographics, employment, housing, retail market and more data for Montgomery County and each of its five Council districts.

View the companion piece, Montgomery County Data Atlas: Council District Maps, to get a visual representation of zoning, land use, schools and other county landmarks.

Last Updated: September 19, 2022