Montgomery Planning Board and Planning Department Announce October 2020 Online Events

September 29, 2020

calendar of events

Virtual community meetings scheduled for the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan and Planning Board meetings continue online

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 October 2020 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 Dr, 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 written testimony, Microsoft Teams Live or phone. The October 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.

October 1 – The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. The Thrive Montgomery 2050 Working Draft will be presented to the Planning Board. Community members are encouraged to send in written comments to thrive2050@montgomeryplanning.org. 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.

October 5 – Join Montgomery Planning for an online listening session for the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan (12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.). Community members will have the opportunity to share thoughts, concerns and ideas for the future of downtown Silver Spring and its surrounding area. The session will start with a short introduction, and then break into smaller groups. We will share login information prior to the start of the meeting. RSVPs are required.

October 8 –The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. 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.

October 13 – Join Montgomery Planning for an online listening session for the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan (7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.). Community members will have the opportunity to share thoughts, concerns and ideas for the future of downtown Silver Spring and its surrounding area. The session will start with a short introduction, and then break into smaller groups. We will share login information prior to the start of the meeting. RSVPs are required.

October 14 – 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.

October 15 – The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. 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.

October 19 – Montgomery Planning will brief the Montgomery County Council Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) committee the Public Hearing draft of the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan.

October 22 –The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. 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.

October 27 – The Montgomery County Planning Department and Department of Parks will present their fall 2020 semiannual report to the Montgomery County Council.

October 28 – 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.

October 29 –The Planning Board will hold its meeting online. 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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