December 23, 2021
In-person participation and attendance has been suspended due to COVID-19; the community is invited to continue to participate virtually
WHEATON, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), has announced that Planning Board meetings scheduled for January 2022 will include only virtual participation by applicants and the community. The Planning Board has suspended in-person participation and attendance at meetings due to the recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases in Montgomery County until further notice. Residents can participate in Planning Board meetings by testifying virtually and watching the meetings on the Planning Board’s live stream. For accessibility accommodations contact us.
“We have conducted virtual-only Planning Board meetings quite successfully before and we are going to do it again for the time being to protect staff and the community,” said Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson. “I invite community members to continue to engage in our planning process virtually until we can safely resume in-person participation.”
There is no Planning Board meeting scheduled for December 30, meetings will resume virtually on Thursday, January 6 after the holiday recess.
The Montgomery Planning Department Information Counter (located on the 2nd floor of the Wheaton Headquarters building at 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD) will be closed to in-person meetings and inquiries. The public can continue to reach Intake and Regulatory Coordination staff via email or phone (301-495-4610) as they are teleworking, and development applications will continue to be accepted electronically. Development Review Committee meetings will also be virtual-only until further notice and can be viewed via live and on-demand video stream.
During the month of January, community members may sign up to participate in Planning Board meetings at least 24-hours in advance through Microsoft Teams or over the phone for specific agenda items. Written testimony may be submitted in advance of the meeting.
There are many ways to participate in Planning Board meetings: