Montgomery County Planning Board Scheduled to Issue Final Recommendations on Key Growth Policy Thursday

May 15, 2007

SILVER SPRING, MD – Following five months of
information gathering and deliberation,

the Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to
decide its comprehensive set of recommendations regarding the county’s 2007
growth policy on Thursday, May 17 at approximately 3 p.m.

In a formal letter on May 21, the Planning Board will send
those recommendations to the Montgomery County Council for review and potential
adoption.

Thursday’s
growth policy work session is part of a series of meetings to help the Planning
Board draft its recommendations to the County Council on how the county should
grow, where growth should take place and what public officials can do to
sustain and build upon the county’s high quality of life.

The
Board’s recommendations will include ways to direct new development to areas in
the county where taxpayer-funded services – such as public transportation,
water/sewer, and police and fire services – are already in place. The
recommendations may include improving analysis of traffic patterns,
restructuring development impact taxes and encouraging more innovative
community design.

No public testimony on growth policy will be taken. View the
Planning Department’s growth policy recommendations at http://www.mcparkandplanning.org/development/agp/agp_study.shtm#staff_draft_07gp.

Special note: Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson will
discuss the Board’s final growth policy recommendations in depth with reporters
and editors from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 21 in his office at Planning
Department headquarters. Light refreshments will be available.

 

WHO:

Montgomery County Planning Board

Planning Department staff

WHAT:

Work session on growth policy recommendations

WHEN:

Thursday, May 17, 2007 – approximately 3 p.m.

WHERE:

Montgomery County Planning Board Auditorium

8787 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, MD