Tag Archives: Montgomery County Planning Department
Comments Off on Report: More Than Half of County’s Renters Are Saddled With Excessive Housing Costs
From Bethesda Beat
More than half of Montgomery County renters are paying too much for housing, with costs often gobbling up more than 50 percent of their annual incomes, a new study found.
The report slated for delivery to Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday also showed that the county is suffering from a shortage of 20,000 affordable rental units.… Read More
Comments Off on Grosvenor-Strathmore Minor Master Plan Amendment Preliminary Plan
The Planning Staff will present to the Planning Board on Thursday their preliminary recommendations for the Grosvenor-Strathmore Minor Master Plan Amendment. You can see all the slides by clicking here and you can see a few select slides below.
The staff is recommending a density of 1,145 dwelling units and a Floor Area Ratio [FAR] of 2.5.… Read More
Comments Off on East Village at North Bethesda Gateway Preliminary Plan
There’s been a major step forward for East Village at North Bethesda Gateway on Nicholson Lane and Huff Court, located just half a mile from White Flint metro. The Planning Board will review the Preliminary and Site Plan tomorrow, and the Planing Department staff recommends approval with conditions of the Preliminary Plan and the Site Plan
East Village will be built in two phases.… Read More
Comments Off on The Planning Staff’s White Flint 2 Briefing Memo and Recommendations
The Planning Department staff have released their official White Flint 2 Sector Plan: Briefing and Preliminary Staff Recommendations in preparation for their presentation to the Planning Board on Thursday. It’s well worth reading as it describes what they suggest should be the plan for the White Flint 2 area. You can read the memo by clicking here: RevisedWF2PreliminaryRecommendationsMemoFINAL) At the end of the memo, you’ll see a few letters from property owners or their attorneys describing changes they’d like to see in the plan, most of which concern increasing density.… Read More
Comments Off on Best Practices for Suburban Bicycling Planning
The Montgomery County Planning Department hosted the second event in its 2016 Winter Speaker Series with a presentation by Jennifer Toole, president of the Silver Spring-based Toole Design Group. This firm is currently assisting the Montgomery County Planning Department as it updates its Bicycle Master Plan.
View the video presentation featuring Jennifer Toole on February 23.… Read More