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Kensington, MD 20891

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Tag Archives: Planning Board

Planning Board Takes Up White Flint Projects

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On May 3, The Planning Board will review the Site Plan Amendment for Pike and Rose (Phase I and II) as well as the Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) for a Signature Business Headquarters.

ZTA No. 18-05 amends the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance to create a new use for a Signature Business Headquarters, and to provide a process for approval of a Signature Business Headquarters plan.…

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Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing February 15

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On January 25, 2018, the Planning Board conducted a public hearing on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft and received testimony from more than 270 people.
The next step is for the Planning Board to review the testimony they received and to consider changes in the plan based on those comments.
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What do you want to tell the Planning Board about the Bicycle Master Plan?

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The community is invited to comment on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft. You can read the plan here.

The Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing will take place on January 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Montgomery County Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland).…

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Developers Push for More Housing Density in Grosvenor-Strathmore Plan

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From Bethesda Beat

Metro site offers rare chance to build new housing around transit station

A slide showing a plan for the area around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station.

A slide showing a plan for the area around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station. VIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Developers and smart-growth advocates on Thursday asked planning officials to include higher building densities in plans to replace a surface parking lot near the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro  station with a neighborhood and high-rises.…

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What was discussed and decided at last week’s White Flint 2 Work Session at the Planning Board.

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The June 8th White Flint 2 work session was a short meeting (relatively speaking) but a productive one.  Nkosi Yearwood was unable to complete his presentation, so look for a part-two for this work session in the near future.

First, Chair Casey Anderson invited various developers, lawyers, and community members to speak.…

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White Flint 2 Worksession Tomorrow, March 23

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At tomorrow’s White Flint 2 Worksession, planning staff will discuss financing possibilities that could support the infrastructure needs for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan area. The White Flint 1 Special Taxing District will also be discussed. Executive Branch representatives will attend this worksession to discuss their perspective regarding financing alternatives for the Plan area.…

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What happened at last week’s genuinely interesting White Flint 2 Work Session

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The Planning Board discussed the Parklawn District and Randolph Hills part of White Flint 2 on March 9th.  And the Planning Board had quite a bit to say about the staff’s draft plan. (View the staff presentation.) Read on for some wonderful news about the CSX pedestrian crossing and other favorable news.…

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Gables Presents Minor Changes to the Planning Board

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Last September, Gables presented to the White Flint Implementation Committee a series of  minor changes they were making to their design since some things didn’t translate well from conception to design. Yesterday, the Planning Board reviewed those changes. You can read the staff report at  Gables White Flint Limited Site Plan Amendment No.

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County Planners Debate Project Staging in Drafted Plan for White Flint

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From Bethesda Magazine:

Development that includes nearly 6,000 homes could halt without progress on school, transportation projects

The White Flint 2 region.

Montgomery County planning officials on Thursday debated whether it’s fair to freeze development in the White Flint area if public projects stall.

Under the drafted White Flint 2 Sector Plan, growth would proceed in three phases, but moving through them would require progress on school and transportation improvements.…

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