Montgomery County Planning Department

November 15, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

County Planning Team to Host Q & A on Silver Spring and Adjacent Communities Plan

The County Planning Team is meeting with community members on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. to answer questions about the Silver Spring and Adjacent Communities Plan. The informal, virtual meeting will give stakeholders a chance to air their concerns ahead of the Dec. 2 public hearing. The Silver Spring and Adjacent Communities Plan divides the city […]

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October 28, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Niña de 4 años de Silver Spring Fallece en Accidente Automovilístico

La niña que falleció la semana pasada en un accidente, donde estaban de tres vehículos involucrados, fue identificada como Iliana Hernández, de Silver Spring, de 4 años, según una actualización de la Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD). Justo después de las 10 p.m. el 21 de octubre, Hernández viajaba en el asiento trasero del […]

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October 27, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

4-year-old from Silver Spring Killed in Car Accident Identified by Police

The child killed in a three-vehicle crash last week was identified as 4-year-old Iliana Hernandez of Silver Spring, according to an update by Montgomery County Police (MCP). Just after 10 p.m. on Oct. 21, Hernandez was riding in the back seat of her parents’ Acura. The car was traveling southbound on Georgia Avenue when it […]

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October 25, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Planning Department Selects County’s Best Building Designs

The Montgomery County Planning Department announced the winners of its fifth biannual Design Excellence Award Competition at an Oct. 21 banquet. An independent jury of professionals in the field of architecture and design honored three developments with Design Excellence Awards and two developments with special citations according to a press release. The Universities at Shady […]

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May 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Planners Studying Ways to Bring Attainable House Throughout Area

More affordable and suitable housing throughout the county, particularly in areas close to public transportation, shopping and restaurants; smaller homes that renters could afford to purchase; and more duplexes, townhouses and triplexes as opposed to mansions may populate a future Montgomery County. On Thursday, the Montgomery County Planning Department briefed the planning board on its […]

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February 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Seeks to Eliminate Street Names Honoring Confederates, Slaveowners

In an attempt to rid Montgomery County of street names tied to the Confederacy and slavery, employees of the Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), currently are researching area street and park names. In Potomac, Jubal Early Court, J.E.B. Stuart Road and J.E.B Stuart Court will be […]

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January 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Moves to Eliminate Street Names Honoring Confederates, Slaveowners

Montgomery County is moving to rename Jeb Stuart Court, Jeb Stuart Road and Jubal Early Court in Potomac and then continue to research and rename other streets and places with the goal of eliminating all street and place names connected to a Confederate or slaveowner The Montgomery County Planning Commission has been researching these street […]

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July 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Residents, Business Owners Invited To Guide Downtown Future Plans

The Montgomery County Planning Department wants Silver Spring residents and business owners in the downtown area to participate in online listening session as a start to its review of that area. The plan, last updated in 2000, is used to guide future growth in the area and includes such topics as zoning, land use, community […]

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June 22, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Planning Department Inviting Input from Residents on Future Roadway Plans

The county planning department will hear input from residents on a street guide for designing and revitalizing roadways at a virtual meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Join us & @MCDOTNow on 6/23 at 7 p.m. for an online community for the Complete Streets Design Guide. Complete Streets are roadways designed and operated to provide […]

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June 8, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Planning Department Welcomes Feedback on Updates to Pivotal Infrastructure Policy

Residents can voice their opinions on recommendations for an updated policy in determining how the county balances its growth with both schools and transportation. Every four years, the county planning department updates the Subdivision Staging Policy. “Simply put, this policy is a monitoring system that ensures new development can be supported by public infrastructure, rather […]

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