At its regular meeting held earlier this week, The Montgomery County Council approved the appointment of transportation engineer and planner Gerald R. Cichy as a member of the County Planning Board. On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the County Council unanimously approved the appointment of Cichy to the Planning Board which is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Cichy appointment is effective July 22. He replaces Board member Amy Presley, who is leav
The Montgomery County Planning Board, at its regular Thursday meeting, approved the preliminary plan and site plans for a development to build a 44-unit townhouse and two single family homes on a 5.86-acre tract of land near the MARC train station and Germantown Historic District. The site, 19101 Mateny Hill Road, which is just off Dawson Farm Road, is currently occupied by two single-family detached residential units. One of the existing single-family units will be torn down
The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Montgomery County Planning Board. The second term of Amy Presley (Republican) will expire on June 14, 2016, and she is therefore not eligible for reappointment. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20. Members serve four-year terms and are limited to two full terms. No more than three members of the Planning Board may be from the same political party, and each membe
The area of protected land in the Black Hill Regional Park area in Boyds will increase after the Montgomery County Planning Board’s decision to purchase additional land along Slidell Road in Boyds. At the Planning Board meeting held last Thursday, March 17 the Board approved a plan to acquire the Rable Property, which is 89.312 acres of land that will be added to Black Hill Regional Park for the negotiated purchase price of $1,030,000 to be funded through the Legacy Open Spac
Earlier this week, the Montgomery County Planning Department conducted its first design workshop at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown to gather ideas and develop concepts for the MARC Rail Communities Plan. The MARC Rail Communities Plan will focus on improving the transit station areas in Boyds and Germantown. On Monday, March 7, members of the Planning Department staff met with members of the community during the design workshop at the Upcounty Center. Res
By now, most residents have seen the “CVS Pharmacy, Coming Soon” sign that sits near the corner of Germantown Road and Wisteria Drive. Indeed, that corner will begin changing next month as demolition is scheduled for the existing buildings on that site in order to make room for the new CVS pharmacy that will rise in that location and open next June, according to the company. There are currently three buildings in that cluster, two buildings closest to Germantown Road will be
The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is inviting the community to participate in kick-off meetings during September and October to learn about the Bicycle Master Plan and how to get involved in planning a bicycle network for Montgomery County. The meetings will be held in five locations so that County residents can pick the one that is most convenient for them to attend. In Germantown, the meeting will
Montgomery County is set to purchase 136 of forest and farm fields in Damascus to be added to the Bennett Creek Conservation Park in Damascus. The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the purchase of the land at a meeting last Thursday, July 23. The Planning Board unanimously approved the purchase of 136.4 acres of land from the Day family for slightly less than $1.5 million to be funded through the Legacy Open Space CIP with County General Obligation Bonds. According to
Later this month the Montgomery County Planning Board will determine the location of the County’s first dedicated Cricket Field. Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is exploring park sites to create a new, dedicated cricket field in the northern area of the county. The department will share more information about the need for such fields as well as other details at the July 30 Planning Board meeting. The public is invited to te
On Thursday the Montgomery County Planning Board received an initial briefing on a proposed new bridge over I-270 just north of the Father Hurley Interchange in Germantown. The Dorsey Mill Road bridge, which has been part of the master plan for Germantown since 2009, will connect Century Boulevard on the west side of I-270 with Observation Drive on the east side. The bridge is part of the original Corridor Cities Transitway, which the State of Maryland first proposed in 2012.
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