April 24, 2017
SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Board and Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, are pleased to announce their May 2017 calendar of events. These meetings offer opportunities for the public to engage with the Planning Board and Planning Department staff. Review the full list of events and ongoing plans and projects below and go online to www.montgomeryplanning.org for more details.
Montgomery County Planning Department and Board Events in May 2017
May 4 – Planning Department preservationist Clare Lise Kelly will give an illustrated talk based on her award-winning book, Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979, at the Silver Spring Library (900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) in Meeting Room 1 at 6 p.m. The talk will be presented in conjunction with the Montgomery Modern exhibit at the library. A book signing will follow with copies for sale.
May 4 – Planning Department staff will brief the Planning Board on amendments to the Forest Conservation Law and new Local Area Transportation Review Guidelines. The Planning Board will hold a work session for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan that will focus on design guidelines for the plan area. For more details about this meeting, consult the Planning Board agenda.
May 5 – Planning Director Gwen Wright will moderate a panel discussion focused on the Rental Housing Study at the Affordable Housing Summit. The event will be held by the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD). Registration is available online.
May 11 –The Planning Board will hold a work session on administrative regulations for the recently rewritten Chapter 50, Subdivision of Land, of the County Code. For more about the session, consult the Planning Board agenda.
May 11 – Preservation Maryland is honoring the Planning Department’s Montgomery Modern program with one of its Best of Maryland Awards at a ceremony to be held at the College Park Aviation Museum (1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD) from 6 to 9 p.m. Each ticket to the event costs $20 for Preservation Maryland members and $30 for non-members, and can be purchased online.
May 17 – The Coalition for Smarter Growth, a regional organization based in Washington, DC, will honor Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson with its 2017 Prince Livable Communities Leadership Award at a celebration held at National Airport’s historic Terminal A, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Check out the online invitation for tickets and information.
May 18 – The Planning Board will hold a work session on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan to discuss zoning and land use issues. For more details, consult the Planning Board agenda.
May 19 – Planning Department staff will participate in Bike to Work Day, offering information about the Bicycle Master Plan at pit stops in Silver Spring and Takoma Park, MD. For a complete schedule of events on Bike to Work Day, consult the Montgomery County Department of Transportation web site.
May 25 – The Planning Board will hold a public hearing for the 2017 Park, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan. Consult the Planning Board agenda for more details.