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Planning Department Announces Calendar of October 2016 Events

by Bridget Schwiesow on September 26th, 2016


Enter the Bicycle Master Plan photo contest, ride through history on the Montgomery Modern bus tour and celebrate design excellence this October

SILVER SPRING, MDThe Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is pleased to announce its October 2016 calendar of events. These meetings offer opportunities for the Planning Department staff to discuss policies and engage with the public. Review the full list of events and ongoing plans and projects below, and go online to for more details.

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Montgomery County Planning Department Events in October 2016

October 1-7 – Get geared up for the Bicycle Master Plan Photo Contest happening through October 7. Planners are looking for the best digital photos showing cycling in Montgomery County. Top winners in five categories have the opportunity to win gift cards and have their photos become a part of the Bicycle Master Plan and be promoted online. Learn more about the contest and how you can get involved:

October 6 – The Bicycle Master Plan team will present its draft Bicycle Parking Guidelines to the Planning Board. These guidelines are intended as a resource to help developers, planners, architects and property owners provide high-quality bicycle parking in Montgomery County. The guidelines summarize the bicycle parking requirements in Section 59 of the County Code and identify recommended practices as well as practices to avoid. View the draft of the Bicycle Parking Guidelines.

October 8 – Take a ride through history and attend the Modern Montgomery Bus Tour. The Planning Department is co-sponsoring this bus tour of modern homes and buildings designed by mid-20th-century architects Deigert and Yerkes. The event, being held on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, is being organized with Docomomo-DC and the Potomac Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects as part of Docomomo-United States’ national tour day, titled “Modernism in Your Backyard.” Learn more about the tour and about the Montgomery Modern program.

October 20 – The Rock Spring Master Plan Working Draft will be presented to the Planning Board. View the Planning Board Agendas and Staff Reports page to learn more about this presentation (agendas are posted 10 days prior to the meeting). Learn more about the Rock Spring Master Plan.

October 20 – Buy your ticket to Celebrate Design on October 20, an awards event co-sponsored by the Planning Department and Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The winner of the Planning Department’s second annual Design Excellence Award will be announced at the event, to be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each ticket is $35 and can be purchased online.

October 27 – The MARC Rail Communities Plan will present the preliminary plan recommendations for the area around the Boyds and Germantown MARC Stations to the community at 7 p.m. at the Upcounty Regional Services Center (12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 20874 ). The purpose of the plan is to improve transportation connections and create placemaking opportunities in and around each station area. Learn more about the MARC Rail Communities Plan.


About The Montgomery County Planning Department
The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, aims to improve quality of life by conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for current and future generations. The Planning Department creates great communities by developing master plans, reviewing applications for development and analyzing various types of information to help public officials plan for Montgomery County’s future. The Department comprises 140 staff members and provides recommendations, information, analysis and services to the Montgomery County Planning Board, the County Council, the County Executive, other government agencies and the public. Visit

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission encourages the involvement and participation of all individuals in the community. In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in its services, programs or activities. M-NCPPC works to make its facilities and materials accessible and to hold public meetings in locations that are, likewise, accessible. M-NCPPC will generally provide, upon request, appropriate aids and services and make reasonable modifications to policies and programs for persons with disabilities (e.g., large print materials, listening devices, sign language interpretation, etc.). For assistance with such requests, please contact the M-NCPPC Montgomery County Commissioners’ Office, at least a week in advance of a meeting or event, at (301) 495-4605 or at residents can also use the free Maryland Relay Service for assistance with calls to or from hearing or speech-impaired persons; for information, go to or call (866) 269-9006. Residents may also call the TTY number, (301) 495-1331, for assistance.

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