Montgomery Planning Board and Planning Department announce February 2021 online events

January 27, 2021

calendar of events

Planning Board will continue work sessions for the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan, County Council will hold a public hearing for the Shady Grove Minor Master Plan Amendment and more opportunities to get involved in the planning process

WHEATON, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Board and the Montgomery County Planning Department, both part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), have announced their February 2021 calendar of online meetings. For more details, review the list of events below and visit www.montgomeryplanning.org.

During this time of social distancing in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Planning Board will continue to hold public meetings online while Montgomery Planning’s new headquarters (2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD) is closed to the public. Community members may sign up to testify and provide comments to the Board, during the meeting, on specific agenda items through Microsoft Teams or phone. Written testimony may be submitted in advance of the meeting. The February schedule of events is subject to change based on the ongoing response to the COVID-19 virus.

There are many ways to participate in Planning Board meetings:

  • Watch the Planning Board meeting live online and on demand.
  • Listen live over the phone to the Planning Board meeting by calling: 866-774-0898 Password: 24252020
  • Sign up to testify via phone during the Planning Board meeting. To testify, fill out the Sign Up to Testify form by 12 noon on the day before the Planning Board meeting. On the afternoon before the meeting, you will receive an email with a phone number to call during a designated time to provide your testimony for a specific agenda item. Submitting this form online by the deadline is the only way to testify on meeting items.
  • Email your written testimony with comments on specific Planning Board agenda items to mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org by 12 noon on the day before the Planning Board meeting.
  • If you have questions, send an email to mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org or leave a message at 301-495-4605 and a staff member in the Planning Board Chair’s office will contact you.

February 4 – The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. The Board will hold its sixth work session for the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan. The work session will focus on Design, arts and culture chapter of the draft plan. Consult the Planning Board’s agenda, posted 10 days before the meeting for more information. Watch the meetings online via live stream or review previous meetings on demand.

February 9 – Planners will hold a virtual meeting for the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan (7 -9 p.m.). The project team will present the existing conditions inside the plan boundary and hold a discussion with community members. RSVP for the online meeting.

February 10 – The Historic Preservation Commission will hold its meeting online. Consult the HPC meeting webpage for agenda information. Watch the meetings online via live stream or review previous meetings on demand.

February 11 – The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. The Board will hold its seventh work session for the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan. The work session will focus on parks and recreation for an increasingly urban and diverse community. Consult the Planning Board’s agenda, posted 10 days before the meeting for more information. Watch the meetings online via live stream or review previous meetings on demand.

February 18 – The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. The Board will hold its eighth work session for the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan, which will focus on complete communities. The Board will also be briefed on updated alternatives for the Corridor Forward: I-270 Transit Plan. Consult the Planning Board’s agenda, posted 10 days before the meeting for more information. Watch the meetings online via live stream or review previous meetings on demand.

February 23 – The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing for the Shady Grove Minor Master Plan Amendment. Visit the Council’s website to learn more about the hearing and how to get involved.

February 24 – The Historic Preservation Commission will hold its meeting online. Consult the HPC meeting webpage for agenda information. Watch the meetings online via live stream or review previous meetings on demand.

February 25 – The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. The Board will hold its nineth work session for the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan. The work session will focus on plan implementation. Consult the Planning Board’s agenda, posted 10 days before the meeting for more information. Watch the meetings online via live stream or review previous meetings on demand.

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