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Feb 17 16

Public Hearing Held on February 11 for Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Community testimony focused on proposed changes to zoning and their effect on density, school capacity and traffic congestion

Silver Spring, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, held a public hearing for the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan at its headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Community residents and property owners testified primarily about proposed zoning changes in the Plan and their potential effect on density, school capacity and transportation issues.

The Public Hearing Draft is available for review on the Planning Department’s website. This posting occurred after the Montgomery County Planning Board approved the Working Draft as the Public Hearing Draft on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

The Public Hearing Draft reflects changes that were made in response to clarifications requested by the Greater Lyttonsville community regarding issues such as the urban road code, district boundaries and language in the Plan Draft.

View the Public Hearing Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

View the Staff Report for the December 17 Planning Board presentation, including an errata sheet.

Plan Work Sessions and Council Action

The Montgomery County Planning Board will hold work sessions on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan starting in March 2016. The sessions will continue as needed for the Board to fully discuss the community testimony as well as issues Board members want to address.

At the conclusion of the work sessions, the Plan will be revised at the Planning Board’s direction before being transmitted to the County Council and County Executive as the Planning Board Draft. The County Council will hold a public hearing on the Planning Board Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan later in 2016.

The community is invited to stay involved with the progress of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan by:

-Visiting the Greater Lyttonsville Montgomery County Planning Department webpage.

-Listening or watching the staff presentation live or on-demand from the December 17, 2015 meeting or the February 11, 2016 public hearing.

Background on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

Spurred by the future construction of two Purple Line light rail stations in Greater Lyttonsville, the new Sector Plan examines ways to leverage these significant public infrastructure investments, while preserving the integrity of area neighborhoods that have a rich history and a strong sense of community. The Plan recommends ways of connecting residential, industrial and institutional districts, attracting mixed-use development and expanding parks, trails and open spaces. Recent planning efforts build on the goal of the 2000 North and West Silver Spring Master Plan to preserve this diverse community as a desirable place to live, work and play.

After community meetings were held in January and April 2015, the Planning team revised suggestions for bike and pedestrian connections in and around the Rosemary Hills Lyttonsville Local Park.

Recommendations in the Plan focus on:
-Providing pedestrian and bicycle connections to the two proposed Purple Line light rail stations.

-Preserving, rather than rezoning, a majority of the industrial areas.

-Preserving single-family residential areas.

-Proposing zoning changes primarily in areas around the future Purple Line stations or close to the Silver Spring central business district.

Learn more about the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan and how to get involved with shaping the future of this community.

Jan 27 16

Planning Department Encourages Community to Testify on the Public Hearing Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

by Bridget Schwiesow

 

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Community invited to sign up to testify at Sector Plan Public Hearing on Thursday, February 11 in Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, invites the Greater Lyttonsville community to sign up to testify at the February 11 Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Public Hearing at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD).

The Public Hearing Draft is available for review on the Planning Department’s website. This posting follows the Montgomery County Planning Board’s approval of the Working Draft as the Public Hearing Draft on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

The Public Hearing Draft reflects changes in response to issues that were raised by the Lyttonsville community over district boundaries and language in the Plan Draft.

View the Public Hearing Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

View the Staff Report for the December 17 Planning Board presentation, including an errata sheet.

Community Invited to Testify at Public Hearing

The Board’s public hearing on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan is scheduled for Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) where the community is invited to comment on the Plan’s recommendations.

Consult the Planning Board Agenda for details about the public hearing.

Time slots to testify are limited, so in advance of the hearing date, the public is encouraged to go online to sign up to testify:   http://www.montgomeryapps.org/planning_board/testify.asp.

In order to hear from as many people as possible, each speaker will only have up to three minutes to comment.

The public is also invited to submit comments on the Public Hearing Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan via email to mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org. These comments will become part of the public testimony and public record for the Plan.

Plan Work Sessions and Council Action

Following the public hearing on February 11, 2016, the Planning Board will hold work sessions on the Sector Plan starting in March. The sessions will continue as needed for the Board to discuss the community testimony as well as issues Board members want to address.

At the conclusion of the work sessions, the Plan will be revised to reflect the Planning Board’s direction before being transmitted to the County Council and County Executive as the Planning Board Draft. The County Council will hold a public hearing on the Planning Board Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan later in 2016.

The community is invited to stay involved with the progress of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan by:

-Visiting the Greater Lyttonsville Montgomery County Planning Department webpage.

-Listening or watching the staff presentation on-demand from the December 17 meeting.

Signing up to participate in the public hearing or providing written testimony (a sign-up window will open once the public hearing date is officially set by the Planning Board).

Background on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

Spurred by the future construction of two Purple Line light rail stations in Greater Lyttonsville, the new Sector Plan examines ways to leverage these significant public infrastructure investments, while preserving the integrity of area neighborhoods that have a rich history and a strong sense of community. The Plan recommends ways of connecting residential, industrial and institutional districts, attracting mixed-use development and expanding parks, trails and open spaces. Recent planning efforts build on the goal of the 2000 North and West Silver Spring Master Plan to preserve this diverse community as a desirable place to live, work and play.

After community meetings were held in January and April 2015, the Planning team revised suggestions for bike and pedestrian connections in and around the Rosemary Hills Lyttonsville Local Park.

Recommendations in the Plan focus on:

-Providing pedestrian and bicycle connections to the two proposed Purple Line light rail stations.
-Preserving, rather than rezoning, a majority of the industrial areas.
-Preserving single-family residential areas.
-Proposing zoning changes primarily in areas around the future Purple Line stations or close to the Silver Spring central business district.

Learn more about the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan and how to get involved with shaping the future of this community.

Jan 6 16

Planning Department Releases Public Hearing Draft of Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Community invited to review latest version of Sector Plan before the public hearing on Thursday, February 11 in Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has posted the Public Hearing Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan on the Department’s web site. This posting follows the Montgomery County Planning Board’s approval of the Working Draft as the Public Hearing Draft on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

The Public Hearing Draft reflects changes in response to issues that were raised by the Lyttonsville community over zoning classifications, district boundaries and language in the Plan Draft.

View the Public Hearing Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

View the Staff Report for the December 17 Planning Board presentation, including an errata sheet.

Community Invited to Testify at Public Hearing
The Board’s public hearing on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan is scheduled for Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) when the community is invited to comment on the Plan’s recommendations.

Consult the Planning Board Agenda for details about the public hearing.

Time slots to testify are limited, so beginning 10 days in advance of the hearing date, the public is encouraged to go online to sign up to testify: http://www.montgomeryapps.org/planning_board/testify.asp.

In order to hear from as many people as possible, each speaker will only have up to three minutes to comment.

The public is also invited to submit comments on the Public Hearing Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan via email to mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org. These comments will become part of the public testimony and public record for the Plan.

Plan Work Sessions and Council Action
Following the public hearing on February 11, 2016, the Planning Board will hold work sessions on the Sector Plan starting in March. The sessions will continue as needed for the Board to discuss the community testimony as well as issues Board members want to address.

At the conclusion of the work sessions, the Plan will be revised to reflect the Planning Board’s direction before being transmitted to the County Council and County Executive as the Planning Board Draft. The County Council will hold a public hearing on the Planning Board Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan later in 2016.

The community is invited to stay involved with the progress of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan by:

-Visiting the Greater Lyttonsville Montgomery County Planning Department webpage.

-Listening or watching the staff presentation live or on-demand from the December 17 meeting.

Signing up to participate in the public hearing or providing written testimony (a sign-up window will open once the public hearing date is officially set by the Planning Board).

Background on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan
Spurred by the future construction of two Purple Line light rail stations in Greater Lyttonsville, the new Sector Plan examines ways to leverage these significant public infrastructure investments, while preserving the integrity of area neighborhoods that have a rich history and a strong sense of community. The Plan recommends ways of connecting residential, industrial and institutional districts, attracting mixed-use development and expanding parks, trails and open spaces. Recent planning efforts build on the goal of the 2000 North and West Silver Spring Master Plan to preserve this diverse community as a desirable place to live, work and play.

After community meetings were held in January and April 2015, the Planning team revised suggestions for bike and pedestrian connections in and around the Rosemary Hills Lyttonsville Local Park.

Recommendations in the Plan focus on:

-Providing pedestrian and bicycle connections to the two proposed Purple Line light rail stations.
-Preserving, rather than rezoning, a majority of the industrial areas.
-Preserving single-family residential areas.
-Proposing zoning changes primarily in areas around the future Purple Line stations or close to the Silver Spring central business district.

Learn more about the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan and how to get involved with shaping the future of this community.

Dec 11 15

Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Working Draft to be Presented to Planning Board on December 17

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Working Draft to be Presented to Planning Board on December 17

Silver Spring, MDThe Montgomery County Planning Department, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will present the revised Working Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan on Thursday, December 17 to the Montgomery County Planning Board at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD).

The Working Draft has been revised to address issues that were raised by the community over zoning classifications, district boundaries and language in the Plan Draft. If the current draft of the Sector Plan is approved by the Planning Board, staff will request a public hearing for the Plan on February 11, 2016.

View the Working Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

View the Staff Report for the December 17 Planning Board presentation including errata sheet

The Board’s public hearing in February or another time in 2016 will be held at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). The community will be invited to provide written or emailed testimony prior to the public hearing and can also sign up to speak in person in at the hearing. Additional information on how to sign up to testify will be available once the public hearing date has been set.

The community is invited to stay involved with the progress of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan by:

-Visiting the Greater Lyttonsville Montgomery County Planning Department webpage.

-Listening or watching the staff presentation live or on-demand from the December 17 meeting.

Signing up to participate in the public hearing or providing written testimony (a sign-up window will open once the public hearing date is set).

November 2015 community meeting recap

A community meeting was held on November 18, 2015 so that the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan team could address concerns regarding the Working Draft recommendations. Approximately 50 attendees listened to the planners’ presentation on these topics of concern, including the following:

-Urban Road Code clarifications.

-Total number of residential units and their effect on local schools and transportation.

-Zoning classifications: Commercial Residential Neighborhood versus Commercial Residential Town zones.

-Community benefits of land swaps with the Montgomery County Parks Department.

-Preserving community character.

-Language used in the Draft Plan to explain goals.

For more details on this November meeting, consult the presentation online.

Background on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

Spurred by the future construction of two Purple Line light rail stations in Greater Lyttonsville, the new Sector Plan examines ways to leverage these significant public infrastructure investments, while preserving the integrity of area neighborhoods that have a rich history and a strong sense of community. The Plan recommends ways of connecting residential, industrial and institutional districts, attracting mixed-use development and expanding parks, trails and open spaces. Recent planning efforts build on the goal of the 2000 North and West Silver Spring Master Plan to preserve this diverse community as a desirable place to live, work and play.

After community meetings were held in January and April 2015, the Planning team revised suggestions for bike and pedestrian connections in and around the Rosemary Hills Lyttonsville Local Park.

Recommendations in the Plan focus on:

-Providing pedestrian and bicycle connections to the two proposed Purple Line light rail stations.
-Preserving, rather than rezoning, a majority of the industrial areas.
-Preserving single-family residential areas.
-Proposing zoning changes primarily in areas around the future Purple Line stations or close to the Silver Spring central business district.

Learn more about the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan and how to get involved with shaping the future of this community.

Sep 30 15

Planning Department Releases Working Draft of Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Working Draft will be presented to the Planning Board on Thursday, October 8 

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has completed the Working Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan for presentation to the Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday, October 8.

The Board’s public hearing about the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 19, pending the approval of the Working Draft at the October 8 meeting. The community will be invited to comment on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan recommendations at the  public hearing which will be held at the Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD).

View the Working Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

Spurred by the future construction of two Purple Line light rail stations in Greater Lyttonsville, the new Sector Plan examines ways to leverage those transit hubs, while preserving the integrity of area neighborhoods that have a rich history and a strong sense of community. It recommends ways of connecting residential, industrial and institutional districts, attracting mixed-use development and expanding parks, trails and open spaces. The Plan builds on the 2000 North and West Silver Spring Master Plan’s goal to preserve this diverse community as a desirable place to live, work and play.

After community meetings were held in January and April, the Planning team revised their suggestions for bike and pedestrian connections in and around the Rosemary Hills Lyttonsville Local Park.

Recommendations in the Plan focus on:

-Providing pedestrian and bicycle connections to the two proposed Purple Line light rail stations;

-Preserving, rather than rezoning, a majority of the industrial areas;

-Preserving single-family residential areas;

-Proposing zoning changes primarily in areas around the future Purple Line stations or close to the Silver Spring central business district.

Learn more about the latest developments in the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan on the Planning Department’s website.

After the Board’s public hearing in November, the plan will be revised through work sessions with the Planning Board before the final draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan is presented to the County Council.  Council action is anticipated in fall 2016, following another public hearing and additional work sessions.

Jul 31 15

Celebrate National Night Out with the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Team

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Photo collage from 2014 National Night Out event at the Coffield Center

Meet Planning Department staff at the Coffield Center on Tuesday, August 4 from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. and learn more about the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

Silver Spring, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is inviting anyone who lives, works or has an interest in the Greater Lyttonsville community to meet with Planning Department staff at Lyttonsville’s annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 4 to learn more about the planning process for the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

Planners will be back for the second year in a row to host a booth at the community event which is scheduled from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the Gwendowlyn E. Coffield Center (2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD). National Night Out is designed to encourage neighbors to get to know one another and this is an ideal opportunity for youth and families to get to learn more about the sector plan process. There will be interactive planning activities, and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the planning process.

Save the Dates:
The Greater Lyttonsivlle community is also invited to drop by the Coffield Center on Tuesday, September 22 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, October 20 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. These “Office Hours” are designed to give community members an opportunity to meet with Planning Department staff and get an update on the proposed Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

Planners have been writing the Working Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan which is scheduled to be presented Planning Board on Thursday, October 8. Attend, watch or listen live to all Montgomery Planning Board meetings. Learn more: http://mncppc.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Sector Plan Background:
The last community meeting was held on April 29, 2015. Staff then presented concepts to the Planning Board on May 7, 2015 which reflected community feedback about specific areas. Changes to the Sector Plan include:

  • Providing pedestrian and bicycle paths and connections across the proposed Purple Line light rail tracks and around the Rosemary Hills-Lyttonsville Local Park;
  • Preserving and enhancing many of the industrial areas;
  • Preserving single-family residential areas;
  • Proposing zoning changes primarily around the future Purple Line stations and close to the Silver Spring central business district.

Learn more about the latest developments in the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

Stay Connected:
Sign up: for the GreaterLp e-newsletter
Follow: @lyttonsville #greaterLP
Visit: www.montgomeryplanning.org/greaterLP

Sep 29 14

Attend or Watch the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Visioning Workshop Tonight

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Planners will ask community to give in-person and online feedback 

The community is invited to attend the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Visioning Workshop starting at   5 p.m. on Monday, September 29 at the Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave.).

The workshop, which will be held from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., will have an open house format, with the presentation being given at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 pm. At each one, Staff will present the planning process, recent feedback that has been provided regarding constraints and opportunities, as well as next steps. The workshop will also include an interactive exercise to explore community character as it relates to open spaces, streetscapes, environmental elements, land uses, buildings, and community facilities.

Watch the live online streaming of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Visioning Workshop.
http://mncppc.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Attendees, residents and business owners will also have the opportunity to take the Greater Lyttonsville Visioning Questionnaire that will ask respondents what they would like to see in the Sector Plan Area. The online questionnaire will be available for the next two weeks and will help to guide the planners in their work as they form preliminary recommendations.  Take the questionnaire here.

The Planning Board will receive a briefing at their regular meeting on Oct. 16 that will summarize the outcomes of the Sept. 29 workshop. All are invited to attend. The summary will also be available on the Planning Board website online one week before the Planning Board briefing.

Details:
Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Visioning Workshop

Monday, Sept. 29
5 – 8:30 p.m.
Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910)
All community members and children are invited. Snacks will be provided

To get up to speed on the progress so far on the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan, view these videos below:

-The GreaterLP recap video from the July 15 community workshop

-Check out this video segment with planners Erin Banks and Melissa Williams and learn how to get involved with the future of shaping the #greaterLP area.

-Watch the GreaterLP Needs You short promotional video

Learn about the progress of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan and how to get involved with shaping the future of this community.

Jul 25 14

Business Owners Invited to Attend the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Sunrise Series

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Early morning meetings intended to engage business community on the sector plan

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department will be hosting two meetings as part of their “Sunrise Series” for business owners in the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan area on Thursday, July 31 and Thursday, August 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. to provide an opportunity for the business community to ask questions and give feedback on the sector planning process.

The early morning meetings will offer free breakfast, an opportunity to meet with planners and provide a questionnaire to attendees to gather more information about business owners as it relates to the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

The Sunrise Series meetings will be hosted in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and the Silver Spring Regional Center.

As a follow-up to the successful community workshop held on July 15 and the June Monday Matters series which focused on specific subject areas in the plan, the planning team would like to invite business owners to give their feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the plan area and their ideas for the future of Greater Lyttonsville.

Details:
What: Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Sunrise Series
Who: Business owners in the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan area
When/Where:
Thursday, July 31 – 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.  
Parking lot in front of 2666 Pittman Drive, Silver Spring, MD (John Deere Landscaping Company)

Thursday, August 7 – 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.  
Parking Lot in rear of 2402-2465 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD (Technical Service Park)

Info: Learn more about the Sector Plan and fill out the questionnaire: www.montgomeryplanning.org/greaterlp

Social Media: #GreaterLP

Plan Background:
The Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan was initially started in summer 2012 but was placed on hold at the direction of the County Council. Now, planners are looking to re-engage the community from the area west of Silver Spring and east of Rock Creek Park to determine the vision for the area that will guide development for the next twenty years and beyond.

The planning process will include a review of zoning and land use, with a particular focus on the commercial area along Brookville Road and the two proposed Purple Line stations. The Plan will look at potential locations for mixed-use development near stations, examine important employment centers, seek to preserve and enhance the existing single-family neighborhood character, coordinate with the Fort Detrick Forest Glen Annex planning process, address quality of life issues, and strive to maintain affordable housing and support cultural diversity. It will also address connections between the existing residential neighborhoods and employment areas along Brookville Road.

For the recap of the May 6 Relaunch community meeting, view the presentation and the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Briefing Book which summarizes the existing conditions of the Plan Area.

Jun 11 14

Attend the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Community Workshop – July 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Community invited to give feedback on existing strengths and weaknesses of the plan area   

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department will be hosting a community workshop for the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan on Tuesday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to identify existing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges for the Plan Area. The meeting will take place at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Center (2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD) and all residents, property owners and business owners are invited to attend. RSVP’s are encouraged, but not required.

As a follow-up to the successful relaunch meeting held in early May, the planning team would like to invite residents to give their feedback on preferences for the Plan Area which will help to contribute to the overall plan, which will form the foundation for transforming the heart of Greater Lyttonsville.

Details:
What: Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Community Workshop
Who: Residents, property owners, and anyone focused on the future of Greater Lyttonsville
When: Tuesday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Gwendolyn E. Coffield Center – 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD
Info: Learn more about the Sector Plan: www.montgomeryplanning.org/greaterlp
Social Media: #GreaterLP

For the recap of the May 6 community meeting, view the presentation and the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Briefing Book which summarizes the existing conditions of the Plan Area.

The Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan was initially started in summer 2012 but was placed on hold at the direction of the County Council. Now, planners are looking to re-engage the community from the area west of Silver Spring and east of Rock Creek Park to determine the vision for the area that will guide development for the next twenty years and beyond.

The planning process will include a review of zoning and land use, with a particular focus on the commercial area along Brookville Road and the two proposed Purple Line stations. The Plan will look at potential locations for mixed-use development near stations, examine important employment centers, seek to preserve and enhance the existing single-family neighborhood character, coordinate with the Fort Detrick Forest Glen Annex planning process, address quality of life issues, and strive to maintain affordable housing and support cultural diversity. It will also address connections between the existing residential neighborhoods and employment areas along Brookville Road.

Apr 17 14

Attend the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Relaunch Meeting

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Community invited to re-engage and learn about existing conditions for Greater Lyttonsville  

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department will be hosting a meeting for the Greater Lyttonsville community to relaunch the sector plan. At this family-friendly meeting, staff will present existing conditions that will form the foundation for transforming the heart of Greater Lyttonsville. All residents and business owners are invited to attend on the evening of Tuesday, May 6 at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Center (2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD).

The Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan was initially started in summer 2012 but was placed on hold at the direction of the County Council. Now, planners are looking to re-engage the community from the area west of Silver Spring and east of Rock Creek Park to determine the vision for the area that will guide development for the next twenty years and beyond.

The planning process will include a review of zoning and land use, with a particular focus on the commercial area along Brookville Road and the two proposed Purple Line stations. The Plan will look at potential locations for mixed-use development near stations, examine important employment centers, seek to preserve and enhance the existing single-family neighborhood character, coordinate with the Fort Detrick Forest Glen Annex planning process, address quality of life issues, and strive to maintain affordable housing and support cultural diversity. It will also address connections between the existing residential neighborhoods and employment areas along Brookville Road.

Details:
What: Greater Lyttonsville Relaunch meeting hosted by the Montgomery Planning Department
Who: Residents, property owners, business owners, and anyone focused on the future of Greater Lyttonsville
When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Gwendolyn E. Coffield Center – 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD
Info: Learn more about the Greater Lyttonsville Plan
Social Media: #GreaterLP