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Mar 4 15

Planning Board Meeting for March 5 Canceled

by Bridget Schwiesow

The Montgomery County Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 5 has been canceled in anticipation of the inclement weather. Items that were scheduled for March 5 have already been rescheduled for either March 12 or March 19. Please check the Planning Board agenda for those dates on the following link: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/meetings_archive/

Mar 3 15

Montgomery Parks Delays Opening of Athletic Fields Until April 1 Due to Unusually Harsh Weather Conditions

by Melissa Chotiner

SILVER SPRING, MD –The opening of all Montgomery Parks’ park and elementary / middle school athletic fields (excluding synthetic turf fields) will be delayed from the original opening date of March 15 until April 1 at the earliest, due to this year’s extremely harsh winter weather conditions. Field conditions will be assessed on a daily basis beginning April 1 to determine if they are suitable for use. Until then, teams are not permitted to play or practice on fields due to the risk of destroying surfaces as well as the ground underneath.

 

The Washington Post reported that this past February has been the coldest in the last 36 years,” said Mike Riley, Director of Montgomery Department of Parks. “The unusually cold temperatures coupled with snow, sleet and ice have had a significant impact on our athletic fields. Even when snow and ice melt from the fields, the ground will remain frozen trapping moisture on the surface.  Play when the surface is saturated can cause damage to the turf that will last the entire season.”

 

Use of park athletic fields is prohibited when park staff or Park Police have deemed them unplayable and during any of the following conditions:

  • Seasonal rest and/or preparation
  • Renovations and/or repairs
  • Standing water on the field
  • A half inch or more of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours
  • Soil is frozen or wet and “spongy”
  • Ground is muddy and/or soil clings to shoes
  • Steady rain is falling
  • A lightning or electrical storm is occurring

 

For additional information and updates about fields contact Montgomery Parks and Community Use of Public Facilities athletic field rainout line at 301-765-8787 or register for Montgomery Parks ALERT notifications at http://www.montgomeryparks.org/media/alerts.shtm to receive updates on field conditions. Updates regarding field status will also be available at www.MontgomeryParks.org.

 

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.MontgomeryParks.org

 

Feb 27 15

Final 2014-2015 Winter Speakers Series Event on March 11 Focuses on Montgomery County’s Growth Policies and Their Effects on Development Patterns

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Planning experts will discuss challenges and successes of influential land use policies over past four decades

SILVER SPRING, MDThe Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is hosting the final event in its Winter Speakers Series on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.). The series is called “A Once and Future County: Lessons on How Planning Politics Shaped Montgomery County” and is hosted by Royce Hanson, former chairman of the County’s Planning Board.

The March 11 session, titled “Hunting the Snark: Growth Policy and the Public Interest,” evaluates the influence of county growth policy on development patterns over the past 40 years. Hanson and a panel of experts will discuss the challenges of planning in Montgomery County for effective and democratically accountable land use policy.

The title of the event is inspired by a poem written by British author Lewis Carroll about the quest to catch a mysterious creature called a Snark. “Like the snark in Carroll’s poem, county growth policy seemed to vanish or turn into something else just as it was within grasp,” says Hanson. “Some policies were followed and worked; others fell short of promise or failed. The system is valuable, not because it was invariably right, but because it maintained a high standard of integrity in a policy arena fraught with conflict, political influence and opportunity for corruption.”

Joining Hanson at the March 11 event to discuss growth policies will be the following experts:

Richard Hall served as the Maryland Secretary of Planning from 2007 to 2015. He joined the Maryland Department of Planning in 1992 and, as Director of Land Use Planning and Analysis, was involved in comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances and smart growth policies. Hall is a past president of the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association, a former board member of 1000 Friends of Maryland and an affiliate faculty member of the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education.

Glenn Orlin is the Deputy Administrator of the Montgomery County Council, advising on matters pertaining to transportation and infrastructure financing. He has reviewed growth policy since 1986 for the County Executive and Council. Orlin analyzes proposed policies, budgets, plans, programs, projects, laws and regulations affecting transportation, infrastructure and development, and he makes recommendations to the Council based on the results of these evaluations. Orlin serves as the Council’s capital budget coordinator and assists in the direction of the Council Office.

Richard Tustian is an architect, planner and educator with more than 50 years of experience in managing the built environment. Between 1969 and 1990, Tustian was Planning Director for Montgomery County, where he was instrumental in developing its comprehensive growth management system. He has been engaged as a consultant by a wide variety of municipalities across the nation and as an educator by organizations such as the Lincoln Institute of land Policy, American Planning Association and Universities of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins.

Event Details:

– The 90-minute event is free to the public and will be streamed online live. It will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on March 11 at the Planning Department headquarters at 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.

– Watch the video from the previous Winter Speakers Series event on February 11 that focused on Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve.

– Learn more about the Once and Future County Speakers Series.

– Use hashtag: #onceandfuturecounty

Feb 27 15

Montgomery County Planning Department Announces Calendar of March Events

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Residents invited to get involved with special events and community meetings to discuss plans and regulations for the County’s future

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is pleased to announce its events calendar for March 2015. From a public forum on County infrastructure to community meetings focused on master planning, these sessions offer ways to engage with planners and Planning Board members, and help shape the future of Montgomery County. Review the full list of events below and go online to www.montgomeryplanning.org for more details on projects and plans.

Stay connected to us online by following Montgomery Planning Department news and information on Twitter: @montgomeryplans and like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/montgomeryplanning.

Montgomery Planning March 2015 Events:

March 5 – Attend, watch or listen live to the Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. View the full agenda.

March 7 - Learn about the policies affecting Montgomery County public schools and transportation systems at a forum held at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, titled “Infrastructure and Growth: Are We Keeping Pace?,” hosted by County Councilmember Roger Berliner, will offer the opportunity for participants to meet with public officials and provide feedback about their communities. Speakers include Councilmember Roger Berliner and Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson. Register and submit your questions about policies related to schools and transportation online.

March 11 – Catch the last session of the Winter Speakers Series, A Once & Future County, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910). “Hunting the Snark: Growth Policy and the Public Interest” will focus on the influence of land use policies on development patterns in the County. Learn more about the March 11 session and the planning experts who will speak at the event.

March 12 – Attend, watch or listen live to the Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. Agendas, which are posted two weeks in advance, can be viewed on the Agendas & Staff Reports page.

March 19 – Attend, watch or listen live to the Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. Agendas, which are posted two weeks in advance, can be viewed on the Agendas & Staff Reports page.

March 25 – Attend the next MV Matters meeting to discuss the Montgomery Village Master Plan from 7-9 p.m. at Watkins Mill High School (10301 Apple Ridge Road, Gaithersburg, MD). Planners will update residents on the proposed changes to existing zoning and other aspects of the plan. MVMatters is a series of outreach events meant to inform the community about specific subject areas, such as urban design, land use, parks, environment and transportation. Through the meetings, planners have received feedback from residents on what they view as the most valuable places in the village. View the Montgomery Village Scope of Work.

March 26 – Attend, watch or listen live to the Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. Agendas, which are posted two weeks in advance, can be viewed on the Agendas & Staff Reports page.

March 31- Learn more about the Planning Department’s recent activities at the presentation of its Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Report to the Montgomery County Council.

Feb 27 15

Montgomery Parks to Present Solar Initiative Proposal to Montgomery County Planning Board on March 5, 2015

by Melissa Chotiner

Public input is welcome at the meeting or by mail, email or online.

SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will present a solar initiative proposal at the March 5th Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. The proposal calls for installing solar arrays at South Germantown Recreational Park and Rock Creek Regional Park. The proposed locations are on undeveloped land that is not suitable for recreational use. The site at South Germantown Recreational Park is adjacent to high voltage power lines and the proposed Rock Creek Regional Park site is currently used to stockpile dredging spoils.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to provide input / ask questions.

Public Meeting on Montgomery Parks Solar Initiative Proposal
March 5, 2015; item is scheduled in the morning, estimated time 9:30 a.m.
Montgomery Regional Offices building
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
www.ParkPlanning.org

Written questions, comments or requests for more information may be sent to:

Dominic Quattrocchi, Project Coordinator
M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks
9500 Brunett Ave.,
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Dominic.Quattrocchi@montgomeryparks.org
301-650-4361

About the Solar Initiative:
Montgomery Parks is researching the feasibility of installing two solar arrays on undeveloped parkland at Rock Creek Regional Park and South Germantown Recreational Park. These sites were selected following a comprehensive study of parkland which reviewed usage and environmental impacts and included information provided by park managers and subject matter experts.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced carbon footprint equivalent to annual greenhouse gas emissions from 300 automobiles
  • Estimated energy savings up to $290,850 per year per 2 megawatt solar array
  • Reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and impact of extraction techniques that harm the environment
  • Consistent with M-NCPPC’s Mission Statement
  • Consistent with Montgomery County’s Energy Initiatives and Carbon Reduction Goals

Pending approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board, solar farm construction will begin in the late spring /early summer of this year and is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.

The Department of Parks will continue to explore additional solar options in the future to reduce energy costs and the department’s carbon footprint. Due to limited availability of undeveloped parkland, future options for solar initiatives may involve technologies that are embedded in parking lot surfaces, roads and trails and/or constructed over commission parking lots and facilities.

 

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.montgomeryparks.org

 

 

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Feb 26 15

Montgomery Parks Delays Opening Lake Needwood and Little Seneca Lake for Boating and Fishing

by Melissa Chotiner

Both lakes are planned to open on March 14th instead of March 1st due to inclement weather.

SILVER SPRING, MDMontgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will open Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park and Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park on March 14th for recreational boating, fishing and other uses. The original planned opening date of March 1st is delayed due to inclement weather conditions.

 

Boating:
Boaters with a daily or seasonal boating permit are allowed to use their private boats on the lakes starting March 14 from 6 a.m. until official sunset. Seasonal permits may be purchased at the Black Hill Visitor Center or the Needwood Mansion. Daily permit fees can be deposited in the fee boxes at the boat ramps or other launching locations around each lake. Seasonal mooring stakes for private boats are sold at both locations on a first-come, first-served basis.  Boat rentals at both lakes will not be available until May 3.


*PLEASE NOTE:
 All boats must comply with Maryland State, U.S. Coast Guard and M-NCPPC regulations and standards. Use of gasoline motors is strictly prohibited; only electric motors are permitted. All boats must be off the lake by official sunset. For a complete list of regulations, please visit BlackHillBoats.com or Lake NeedwoodBoats.com.

 

Fishing:
Fishing from private boats at both lakes is permitted beginning on March 14. (Year-round fishing is permitted at both lakes from the shoreline.) All Maryland State Fishing Regulations for inland waters apply, and people ages 16 and older must have a Maryland Fishing License. Trophy Bass Fishing Regulations are in effect at Little Seneca Lake. Largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, and crappie, are some of the fish species found in both lakes. Please view the Regulations for Private Boats for complete information.

For information about fishing licenses, please contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at 1-855-855-3906 (7 days a week, 7am – 7pm), or visit www.dnr.maryland.gov and use their new “COMPASS” Online Licensing and Registration System.

 

About the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 420 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other park systems. www.MontgomeryParks.org

Feb 26 15

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting and Board of Education Dinner Canceled for Thursday, February 26

by Bridget Schwiesow

Both meetings for February 26 canceled due to inclement weather 

The Montgomery County Planning Board meeting scheduled for today, Thursday, February 26 at 4 p.m. has been canceled due to inclement weather. The agenda items scheduled for today have been rescheduled for March 5. Please contact the Montgomery County Planning Board Chair’s Office with any questions MCP-CHAIR@mncppc-mc.org.

The Montgomery County Board of Education dinner scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening with the Planning Board is also canceled due to the weather and will be rescheduled.

Learn more about the Montgomery County Planning Board.

 

Feb 19 15

Montgomery Village Meeting on February 25 Focuses on New Use for Golf Course

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Residents and property owners invited to discuss proposed zoning and open space preservation

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, invites business owners and residents to discuss the Montgomery Village Master Plan at a meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. at the Watkins Mill High School cafeteria (10301 Apple Ridge Road, Gaithersburg, MD).

Department of Planning Department staff will recap the frequently asked questions from the February 9 meeting and will focus on the proposed land uses for the former Montgomery Village golf course. In addition, the Montgomery Village Overlay Zone will be explained as a strategy for retaining and preserving open spaces within the Village.  During breakout sessions, staff invites participants to discuss their concerns and ideas about proposals related to the former golf course and Village Overlay Zone.

The PowerPoint presentation and other materials from the February 9 MV Matters meeting are posted on the MVMatters webpage. The purpose of that event was to explain that the existing Town Sector Zoning for the commercial centers will be replaced by new zoning categories. Open space and recreational opportunities for Montgomery Village were also discussed.

At breakout sessions on February 9, participants discussed the proposed zoning and visions for each of the commercial/employment areas within Montgomery Village in detail. Based on input received, staff revised the preliminary recommendations for the Village Center and Professional Center, and introduced a new mixed-use concept along Lost Knife Road, extending from Montgomery Village Avenue to Odenhal Drive.

The date of the next MV Matters meeting, which will be devoted to the overall master plan recommendations, will be announced at the February 25 event.

What is MV Matters All About?
MV Matters is a series of outreach events meant to engage the community in the Montgomery Village Master Plan. Village residents are invited to learn about specific subject areas, such as urban design, land use, parks, environment and transportation at the sessions. Through the meetings, planners have received initial feedback from residents on what they view as the most valuable places in the village. For more information on the Scope of Work for the Montgomery Village Mater Plan, go to www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/meetings_archive/

Stay Connected:
Sign up: for the Montgomery Village Master Plan eNewsletter
Call:
the MVPlan Hotline for updates on upcoming planning events: 301-495-4723
Learn More: www.montgomeryplanning.org/mvp
Use: #MVPlan

Master Plan Background:
Montgomery Village has not been part of a Master Plan review since the 1985 Gaithersburg Vicinity Master Plan, nor has it been the subject of a discrete County master plan in the past. Although Montgomery Village was within the boundaries of both the 1971 Gaithersburg Vicinity Master Plan and the 1985 Master Plan, neither plan contains recommendations or guidance for this community because the Village fell within the Town Sector Zone, which did not allow the rezoning of properties for a 50-year period that comes to a close in 2015. When the Planning Department initiated an update to the Gaithersburg Master Plan in 2007, Montgomery Village was originally included within its boundaries. However, with large swaths of land on both sides of I-270 presenting different planning issues and challenges, the Planning Department realized the area was too big to be analyzed effectively.

In 2008, the Planning Department divided the large Gaithersburg Master Plan area into two planning efforts – one for the west side of I-270, which became the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan (GSSC) – and one for the east side of I-270 – Gaithersburg East. In 2014, the County Council directed the Planning Department to further refine the Gaithersburg East Plan to have one plan for Montgomery Village and one plan for the remainder of Gaithersburg East. The Council also directed the Planning Director to work efficiently on the Montgomery Village Plan, with the goal of having a draft plan transmitted to the Council within 12 months of the plan start date, because it wanted the zoning to be reassessed holistically before the prohibition on piecemeal rezoning of Town Sector property expired in 2015.

Feb 19 15

John Carter Retiring from Montgomery County Planning Department

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Planner and architect oversaw master plans, development review and design projects for the County’s largest area

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is announcing the retirement of John Carter, AIA, who served as the Chief of several divisions.  As the Chief of the Community-Based Planning Division for more than 10 years, Carter was responsible for overseeing master plans, zoning cases and urban design projects.  As the Chief of Area 3, he was responsible for master planning and development review in the largest geographic area of the county. He also served as Chief of the Urban Design and Historic Preservation Division for two years.

“Over his 37 years with the Planning Department, John Carter has been at the heart of many of the most important and creative projects that we have done,” says Planning Director Gwen Wright. “From efforts in the 1980s to make Downtown Bethesda a vibrant, transit-oriented neighborhood to current efforts to create great communities in Germantown and Clarksburg, John has played a major role and has left his imprint throughout the County. He has given us some fantastic plans and projects to build on.”

Carter participated in the preparation of more than 20 master plans, including six Metrorail station areas, several affordable housing initiatives, major urban design projects and sustainable neighborhood planning projects.

Among his most notable accomplishments are:

  • Sector plans for the business districts of Bethesda, Friendship Heights and Silver Spring.
  • Master plans and urban design plans for the transformation of the Twinbrook and Shady Grove Metro station areas.
  • Master plans for corridor cities and satellite towns, including Clarksburg, Damascus and Olney.
  • Plans for the protection and enhancement of rural communities, including Burtonsville, Sandy Spring and Upper Rock Creek.
  • Urban design plans for Montgomery College in South Silver Spring, Blair High School in Four Corners and Strathmore Concert Hall, as well as the adjacent residential community in Grosvenor.
  • A development review process that created opportunities for the Bethesda Round House Theater, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, Friendship Heights Recreation Center and the NOAA Science and History Center and Park in Silver Spring.
  • Sustainable neighborhood planning projects in the I-270 Technology Corridor.
  • Collaboration with Federal, State and Montgomery County agencies to create opportunities for the expansion of NIH, FDA, HHS, NIST and public schools through the mandatory referral process.
  • Master plans and development review projects that foster the preservation of agriculture and rural open space in the 93,000 acre Agricultural Reserve.

Carter is a licensed architect and planner, and a member of the American Planning Association and American Institute of Architects.  He received a Master of Planning degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction from Arizona State University.

Over his career, John received numerous awards for excellence in planning and urban design from the National Capital Chapter of the American Planning Association, Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and the Bruner Foundation.

Prior to joining the Montgomery County Planning Department in 1978, John worked as an architect for the Perkins and Will Partnership in Washington, D.C.

“Of the hundreds of planners I have been privileged to know, John stands out for three great qualities,” says Royce Hanson who served as Planning Board Chair from 1972 to 1981 and 2006 to 2010. These strengths include Carter’s “unwarranted optimism,” his talent as an accomplished designer and the respect he earned from professionals and communities.

“There was never a calamity so great or a wall of opposition so high and intense that John did not cheerfully think could be resolved, and as a result, it often was,” notes Hanson.  “His optimism was buttressed by being an accomplished designer, enabling him to incorporate the concerns of interested parties into a creative resolution that made things better. Some of the best places in the county bear his imprint.”

Feb 12 15

March 11 Speakers Event Examines Influence of Montgomery County’s Growth Policies on Development Patterns

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Panelists to discuss evolution of land use policies and their effects on County growth

SILVER SPRING, MDThe Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is hosting the final event in its Winter Speakers Series on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.). The series is called “A Once and Future County: Lessons on How Planning Politics Shaped Montgomery County” and is hosted by Royce Hanson, former chairman of the County’s Planning Board.

The concluding session, titled “Hunting the Snark: Growth Policy and the Public Interest,” evaluates the effects of the 40-year evolution of county growth policy on development patterns. Hanson and a panel of experts will discuss the institutional structure of planning in Montgomery County for effective and democratically accountable land use policy.

“Like the snark in Lewis Carroll’s poem [“Hunting of the Snark”], county growth policy seemed to vanish or turn into something else just as it was within grasp,” says Hanson. “Some policies were followed and worked; others fell short of promise or failed. The system is valuable, not because it was invariably right, but because it maintained a high standard of integrity in a policy arena fraught with conflict, political influence and opportunity for corruption.”

Joining Hanson at the March 11 event to discuss growth policies will be the following experts:

Richard Hall served as the Maryland Secretary of Planning from 2007 to 2015. He joined the Maryland Department of Planning in 1992 and, as Director of Land Use Planning and Analysis, was involved in comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances and smart growth policies. Hall is a past president of the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association, a former board member of 1000 Friends of Maryland and an affiliate faculty member of the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education.

Glenn Orlin is the Deputy Administrator of the Montgomery County Council, advising on matters pertaining to transportation and infrastructure financing. He has reviewed growth policy since 1986 for the County Executive and Council. Orlin analyzes proposed policies, budgets, plans, programs, projects, laws and regulations affecting transportation, infrastructure and development, and presents the results of evaluations and recommendations to the Council. Orlin serves as the Council’s capital budget coordinator and assists in the direction of the Council Office.

Richard Tustian is an architect, planner and educator with more than 50 years of experience in managing the built environment. Between 1969 and 1990, Tustian was Planning Director for Montgomery County, where he was instrumental in developing its comprehensive growth management system. He has been engaged as a consultant by a wide variety of municipalities across the nation and as an educator by organizations such as the Lincoln Institute of land Policy, American Planning Association and Universities of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins.

Event Details:
- The 90-minute event is free to the public and will be streamed online live. It will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on March 11 at the Planning Department headquarters at 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.

– Watch the video from the previous Winter Speakers Series event on February 11 that focused on Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve.

– Learn more about the Once and Future County Speakers Series.

– Use hashtag: #onceandfuturecounty