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Oct 7 15

Scheduling Update: Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Working Draft Presentation To Planning Board is Rescheduled

by Bridget Schwiesow

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SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has rescheduled the presentation of the Greater Lyttonsville Working Draft to the Montgomery County Planning Board that had been on the Board’s agenda for Thursday, October 8. The new date for the presentation will be announced very soon.

The Planning Department has rescheduled this presentation so that there is an opportunity to have additional community meetings to answer questions related to the recommendations in the Greater Lyttonsville Working Draft.

View the Working Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan.

“The Planning Department is committed to real and honest engagement with communities that are participating in master plan efforts. We heard from the Lyttonsville community that more discussion is needed. It is very important that communities be given every opportunity to discuss and understand master plan recommendations,” said Planning Director Gwen Wright.

The Working Draft of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan represents the initial set of staff recommendations for the plan area. These include zoning and land use, transportation, community facilities, environment and parks and open space.

There will be additional opportunities for residents and property owners to participate in the process. All stakeholders are encouraged to attend to meet with planners to discuss the draft plan and any other questions they might have about the process. Additional meetings will be announced soon. Contact staff directly with any comments and questions:

Erin Banks, Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Project Manager, 301-495-4598 Erin.Banks@montgomeryplanning.org

Oct 2 15

Community Invited to Attend White Flint 2 Community Meeting on October 14

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Community invited to meet with planners, discuss the challenges and opportunities of the plan area from 7 to 9 p.m. 

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is inviting residents, business owners and anyone with an interest in the White Flint 2 area to attend a community meeting hosted by the White Flint 2 Sector Plan team on Wednesday, October 14 at Luxmanor Elementary School (6201 Tilden Lane, Rockville, MD) from 7 to 9 p.m.

The October 14 community meeting follows the September 17 joint meeting with the Rock Spring Master Plan team which focused on MCPS facility concerns in the Walter Johnson High School cluster. The September 17 meeting, which drew about 100 residents, was held to begin the dialogue about how to address school facility issues in this cluster.

During the upcoming master planning process for White Flint 2, Planning Department staff and MCPS staff will collaborate with the community to ensure that land use and zoning recommendations are coordinated with the corresponding recommendations for educational facilities.

RSVP for the October 14 White Flint 2 community meeting.

View the draft of the White Flint 2 Scope of Work.

Background on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan

The White Flint 2 Plan aims to fill in the gaps between the areas covered by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, Twinbrook Sector Plan and the pending City of Rockville plan for Rockville Pike (MD 355). Its land use, zoning and transportation recommendations will apply to properties in a bow-tie-shaped area between the boundaries of these already established Plans. White Flint 2 will link common elements between the Plan areas, including Rockville Pike and the proposed network of bike lanes and public open spaces.

Planners will be looking at parcels along Executive Boulevard, west of Old Georgetown Road; east of the CSX rail tracks, between Randolph Road and Nicholson Lane; and north of Montrose Parkway along Rockville Pike to the city limits of Rockville. Nicholson Court, which was a part of the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, will also be included in the proposed plan area.

Challenges of the plan include improving transportation networks, including the redesign of Rockville Pike into a tree-lined boulevard; integrating land uses on both sides of the CSX tracks and proposed MARC station; and encouraging mixed-use, walkable developments.

For more information about the White Flint 2 Plan, contact the planners:
Nkosi Yearwood, tel. 301-495-1332, email Nkosi.Yearwood@montgomeryplanning.org
Andrea Gilles, tel. 301-495-4541, email andrea.gilles@montgomeryplanning.org

Stay connected with the latest information about the WF2 Sector Plan:
Connect with us on Twitter: #WF2
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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

Jun 25 15

Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan Updates

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Public record remains open for one more week, community invited to continue to give feedback on plan

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission would like to remind Bethesda residents and business owners that the public record will remain open until Thursday, July 2 for the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan. Written or emailed testimony can be sent to bethesdadowntownplan@montgomeryplanning.org. These comments will become part of the public testimony and public record for the Plan.

View the Bethesda Downtown Plan Public Hearing Draft.

View the May 21 Bethesda Downtown Plan Board presentation.

The Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan Public Hearing was held on Wednesday, June 24 at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. The Planning Board was pleased to offer the public hearing in a community setting. During the session, 120 residents, business owners and developers presented their testimony to Board. The event was streamed live on the Planning Department’s live streaming channel, a first for the organization and part of the effort to provide more accessibility to the master and sector planning process.

The new Plan builds on the success of Downtown Bethesda by offering ways to strengthen its centers of activity – Bethesda Row, Wisconsin Avenue corridor, Woodmont Triangle and other established and emerging districts – over the next 20 years. Among its recommendations are a high performance area that incentivizes more energy-efficient buildings, new parks, tree-lined streets and innovative storm water management. The priority of the plan is to make Bethesda into a truly sustainable downtown – economically, socially and environmentally.

Other goals of the plan focus on:

-A mix of housing options, including preservation of market-rate affordable apartments and new moderately priced dwelling units in exchange for development incentives.

-New and/or expanded civic greens at Veteran’s Park, Bethesda Farm Women’s Cooperative Market and Capital Crescent Trail.

-Economic competitiveness within the region based on new development, public amenities and proximity to transit, including Metrorail and proposed Purple Line light rail.

-Density averaging (a planning tool that allows square footage to be sent from one mixed-use site to another mixed-use site) to create or enlarge parks, protect significant community landmarks and retain affordable housing.

Work began in January 2014 on the Working Draft of the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan. Community participation was encouraged through public meetings and workshops, online surveys and happy hour events, which were intended to reach residents who don’t typically participate in the planning process.

The Plan serves as an amendment to the approved and adopted 1994 Bethesda Central Business District Sector Plan and the 2006 Woodmont Triangle Amendment to that Sector Plan.

Next steps for the plan include the Planning Board’s review of staff’s recommendations during the work sessions throughout the summer and early fall 2015 before being sent to the Council for additional work sessions and approval. Final Council action is anticipated in spring 2016.

Learn more about the planning process for the Bethesda Downtown Plan.

For questions or comments about the Working Draft, please email bethesdadownplan@montgomeryplanning.org

Jun 9 15

Scheduling Update: White Flint 2 Sector Plan To Launch on June 25 with Open House Event

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Community invited to meet with planners, learn about the area and provide feedback about issues of concern

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is launching the White Flint 2 Sector Plan on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at an open house being held at the Luxmanor Elementary School (6201 Tilden Lane, North Bethesda, MD) from 7 to 9 p.m.

Community residents and business owners are invited to hear about the goals of the Sector Plan and learn about existing conditions and challenges. County planners will discuss the scope of the Plan and answer questions from participants. Attendees will be encouraged to provide initial ideas for the plan on a “feedback wall” at the event.

Background on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan

The White Flint 2 Plan aims to close the gap between the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, Twinbrook Sector Plan and the pending City of Rockville plan for Rockville Pike (MD 355). Its land use, zoning, and transportation recommendations will apply to properties in a bow-tie-shaped area between the boundaries of these already established Plans. White Flint 2 will link common elements between the Plan areas, including Rockville Pike and the proposed network of bike lanes and public open spaces.

Planners will be looking at parcels along Executive Boulevard, west of Old Georgetown Road; east of the CSX rail tracks, between Randolph Road and Nicholson Lane; and north of Montrose Parkway along Rockville Pike to the city limits of Rockville. Nicholson Court, which was a part of the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, will also be included in the proposed plan area.

Issues confronting the White Flint 2 planners:

  • How should the City and County coordinate their efforts on redesigning Rockville Pike?
  • What transportation policies should be introduced or amended?
  • Should the White Flint Special Taxing District extend to White Flint 2?
  • How can uses on both sides of the MARC station and CSX tracks be integrated?
  • What is the role of the proposed MARC station and how should properties outside of the 2010 White Flint Plan be developed?
  • Should light-industrial-zoned properties be retained?
  • What would the school capacity impacts be if significant amounts of new residential development are approved?
  • What are the impacts associated with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)?
  • What is the potential for infill to create a mix of uses, walkability?

For more information about the White Flint 2 Plan and June 25 open house, contact:

Lead Planner Nkosi Yearwood, tel. 301-495-1332, email Nkosi.Yearwood@montgomeryplanning.org or
Lead Planner Andrea Gilles, tel. 301-495-4541, email Andrea.Gilles@montgomeryplanning.org

Stay connected with the latest information about the WF2 Sector Plan: www.montgomeryplanning.org/whiteflint2

Connect with us on Twitter: #WF2
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/montgomeryplanning

May 15 15

Planning Department Releases Staff Draft of Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Recommendations focus on social, environmental and economic sustainability, including affordable housing, parks and public amenities

SILVER SPRING, MD –The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has completed the Staff Draft of the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan for presentation to the Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday, May 21. Pending approval of the Staff Draft, the Board’s public hearing about the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, when the community is invited to comment on its recommendations.

View the Bethesda Downtown Plan Staff Draft.

The new plan builds on the success of Downtown Bethesda by offering ways to strengthen its centers of activity – Bethesda Row, Wisconsin Avenue corridor, Woodmont Triangle and other established and emerging districts – over the next 20 years. Among its recommendations is a high performance area that incentivizes more energy-efficient buildings, new parks, tree-lined streets and innovative storm water management. The priority of the plan is to create a truly sustainable downtown. Other goals of the plan focus on:

-A mix of housing options, including preservation of market-rate affordable apartments and new moderately priced dwelling units in exchange for development incentives.

-New and/or expanded civic greens at Veteran’s Park, Bethesda Farm Women’s Cooperative Market and Capital Crescent Trail.

-Economic competitiveness within the region based on new development, public amenities and proximity to transit, including Metrorail and proposed Purple Line light rail.

-Density averaging (a planning tool that allows square footage to be sent from one mixed-use site to another mixed-use site) to create or enlarge parks, protect significant community landmarks and retain affordable housing.

Work on the Staff Draft of the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan began in January 2014. Community participation was encouraged through public meetings and workshops, online surveys and happy hour events, which were intended to reach residents who don’t typically participate in the planning process.

The Plan serves as an amendment to the approved and adopted 1994 Bethesda Central Business District Sector Plan and the 2006 Woodmont Triangle Amendment to that Sector Plan.

After the Board’s public hearing in June, the plan will be revised through work sessions with the Planning Board before the final Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan is presented to the County Council for approval.  Council action is anticipated in the spring of 2016.

Learn more about the planning process for the Bethesda Downtown Plan.

For questions or comments about the Staff Draft, please email bethesdadownplan@montgomeryplanning.org

Apr 30 15

Updated Concepts for Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Presented at April 29 Community Meeting

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Topics discussed included recommendations for the four districts and new zoning proposed particularly near future Purple Line stations and Silver Spring business district

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, held a community meeting to discuss the newest concepts for the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan on Wednesday, April 29, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center (2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD).

Since the last public meeting on January 21, staff has been refining the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan to reflect community feedback about specific areas. Changes to the Sector Plan include:

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

At the April 29 meeting, Planning Board member Natali Fani-Gonzalez introduced the goals of the Sector Plan before Planning Department staff presented more detailed plan concepts for four areas of Greater Lyttonsville and heard feedback from the community. Residents and business owners will have the opportunity to make additional suggestions about the proposals. The Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan concepts will be presented to the Planning Board on Thursday, May 7.

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

Nov 5 14

Weeklong Community Charrette to Plan Westbard’s Future Starts on Monday, November 10

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Community invited to brainstorm, collaborate with planners November 10-18 to capture best ideas for sector plan area

SILVER SPRING, MD – On November 10, 2014, the Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will launch a weeklong charrette – a series of intensive workshops –to gather ideas and craft a concept framework plan for the Westbard Sector Plan. Residents, property and business owners, and interested citizens are invited to participate in these meetings to offer their ideas about the area.

A full schedule of all the workshops and presentations is posted online at www.montgomeryplanning.org/planwestbard.

The community charrette will start on Monday, November 10, with walking tours of Westbard to familiarize participants with the area. The tours will be conducted at 10 a.m. and noon, starting at Westwood II Mall (5110 Ridgefield Rd, Bethesda, MD).

A workshop will also be held on Monday, starting at 9 a.m. at Westwood II and continuing until 5 p.m. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss concepts during these hours. No charrette activities will take place on Tuesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

On Wednesday, November 12, and Thursday, November 13, business owners and residents are invited to attend the “Sunrise Series” meetings being held from 7-8:30 a.m. at Westwood II. The community workshops will commence on those days and on Friday, November 14, at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.

Evening presentations will be held during the week at Walt Whitman High School cafeteria (7100 Whittier Blvd, Bethesda, MD) from 6-9 p.m. The summary of the charrette and its influence on the Concept Plan will be presented on Tuesday, November 18 at Westland Middle School (5511 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda, MD) from 7-9 p.m.

What is a charrette?
char·rette (SH??ret/)Noun. A meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions together. The idea comes from the School of Fine Arts (École des Beaux Arts) in Paris where students would put their final drawings on a cart (charrette) to turn in for grading by a professor. Students would sometimes hop on the cart to finish their drawings.

The charrette will offer residents and stakeholders an opportunity to drop in and work one-on-one with the staff who will capture the ideas, visions and goals of the Westbard community.

Residents, business owners and property owners are invited to drop-in and meet with planners and representatives from other agencies during the daytime hours. The Sunrise Series was designed to serve those who have to be at work during the hours of 9 – 5. RSVP’s are encouraged but not required: www.montgomeryplanning.org/planwestbard.

Charrette Schedule At A Glance:

Monday, November 10 –Walking tours will be conducted in the community at 10 a.m. and noon starting at Westwood II. The Charrette Drop-In hours will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. The evening Visioning Session will be at Walt Whitman High School from 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11 – Observance of Veterans Day (no charrette activities).

Wednesday, November 12– A “Sunrise Series” meeting will be held for business owners and residents from 7-8:30 a.m. at Westwood II. Charrette Drop-In hours will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Westwood II. The Framework Concept will be presented at Walt Whitman High School from 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, November 13– A “Sunrise Series” meeting will be held for all stakeholders from 7-8:30 a.m. at Westwood II. Charrette Drop-In hours will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Westwood II. The community will be asked to give feedback on the preferred options for the Framework Concept at Walt Whitman High School from 6-9 p.m.

Friday, November 14– The community is invited to drop in at Westwood II during the day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to talk with Montgomery Planning Department staff as they refine the concept plan.

Monday, November 17– Planners will be working on the results of the charrette in preparation for Tuesday’s evening presentation of the completed Concept Plan (no Charrette Drop-in hours).

Tuesday, November 18– Planners will summarize the results of the charrette and its influence on the plan at Westland Middle School from 7-9 p.m.

Register for the PlanWestbard Community Charrette activities.

About the Westbard Sector Plan
The existing Westbard Sector Plan is one of the oldest plans still in use in Montgomery County, having last been revised in 1982. It is now being updated at the direction of the Montgomery County Council to keep pace with the times and changes in the area.

Before attending the charrette, the community is invited to review the Westbard Sector Plan Briefing Book summarizing the existing conditions of the Sector Plan area. This book is intended to be used as a reference for the community throughout the planning process.

Stay Connected:
Sign up: for the PlanWestbard-E-Newsletter
Call: the PlanWestbard Hotline for updates on upcoming planning events: 301-495-4567
Follow: updates on Twitter: @planwestbard
Learn More: www.montgomeryplanning.org/planwestbard
Use: #PlanWestbard

Learn more about the Westbard Sector Plan and how to get involved: www.montgomeryplanning.org/planwestbard

Westbard Background:
Westbard lies in the southwestern part of Montgomery County, approximately one mile from the DC boundary line. It is less than two miles from the commercial areas of Friendship Heights and Bethesda. The Westbard area is served by two major northwest to southeast highways: River Road and Massachusetts Avenue and is surrounded by well-established single-family neighborhoods. Over a period of years, the residential uses were built around the commercial/industrial areas, which extend along River Road and Westbard Avenue. The popular regional Capital Crescent Trail runs the length of Westbard.

Oct 8 14

Recap: September 29 Visioning Workshop Advances Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Silver Spring, MD — The Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Visioning Workshop on Monday, September 29, at the Montgomery County Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave.) allowed residents and business owners to learn more about the planning process for the community. Staff presented recent community feedback regarding strengths, challenges, and opportunities within six different areas of Greater Lyttonsville. The workshop included an interactive exercise to explore community character as it relates to open spaces, streetscapes, environmental elements, land uses, buildings and community facilities.

Watch the on-demand video recording of the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Visioning Workshop from September 29.

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

To get up to speed on the progress 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.

May 22 14

Attend the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan Monday Matters Meeting Series

by Bridget Schwiesow

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Community invited to meet the planning team, learn about existing conditions and give feedback

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department will be hosting a series of Monday evening meetings in June for the Greater Lyttonsville community to attend and learn more about the planning process for the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan. As a follow-up to the successful relaunch meeting held in early May, the planning team would like to invite residents to learn about specific subject areas such as: urban design, historic preservation, land use, parks, environment and transportation, including the Purple Line. The planning team will discuss these subject areas and how they will contribute to the overall plan, which will form the foundation for transforming the heart of Greater Lyttonsville.

All residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to attend the Monday Matters meetings on June 2, 9 and 16 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Center (2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD), 2nd Floor Classroom.

Details:
What: Greater Lyttonsville Monday Matters Meeting Series
Who: Residents, property owners, and anyone interested in Greater Lyttonsville
When: 
Monday, June 2 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Topics: Urban Design, Historic Preservation, Land Use
Monday, June 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Topics: Parks, Environment
Monday, June 16 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Topics: Transportation, Purple Line

Where: Gwendolyn E. Coffield Center – 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD
Info: Learn more about the Sector Plan: www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/lyttonsville
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.