Planning Board and Planning Department Announce May 2020 Online Events

April 27, 2020

calendar of events

Virtual meetings continue for Planning Board and Historic Preservation Commission as well as Thrive Montgomery 2050 virtual events

SILVER SPRING, 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 May 2020 calendar of online meetings. Review the list of events below and go online to www.montgomeryplanning.org for more details.

During this time of social distancing in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Planning Board will continue to hold public meetings online while the Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) is closed to the public. Community members may sign up to testify and provide comments to the Board on specific agenda items through written testimony or via phone during the meeting. The May schedule of events is subject to change based on the fluid situation with the response to the COVID-19 virus.

There are many ways to participate during Planning Board meetings:

  • Watch the Planning Board meeting live online and on-demand.
  • Listen live via phone to the Planning Board meeting by calling: 301-495-4708 Password:  87871111
  • Sign up to testify to provide comment via phone during the Planning Board meeting by filling 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 in during a designated time to provide testimony for a specific agenda item. Submitting this form online by the deadline is the only way to testify on meeting items.
  • Send written testimony to provide comment on Planning Board agenda items by emailing MCP-Chair@mncppc-mc.org, by 12 noon on the day before the Planning Board meeting.
  • If you have questions, leave a message at 301.495.4605 and a staff member in the Planning Board Chair’s office will return your call.

May 7 –The Planning Board will hold their meeting online. Consult the Planning Board’s agenda, posted 10 days before the meeting for more information. Meetings are available live and on demand online.

May 14 – The Planning Board will hold their meeting online. The Board will be briefed on staff recommendations for the schools and transportation elements of the 2020-2024 Subdivision Staging Policy and hold a public hearing  on the Shady Grove Minor Master Plan Amendment. Consult the Planning Board’s agenda, posted 10 days before the meeting for more information. Meetings are available live and on demand online.

May 15 – Join the Montgomery County Planning Department as they invite residents to “Ask Me Anything” about the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan, the update to Montgomery County’s General Plan. The meeting will be held entirely online. Planning staff will provide a short presentation and attendees can share their thoughts and ask questions about the project. Learn more about Thrive Montgomery 2050. Information on how to join the meeting will be made available on the website prior to the meeting.

May 18 – Join the Montgomery County Planning Department as they invite residents to “Ask Me Anything” about the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan. The meeting will be held entirely online. Planning staff will provide a short presentation and attendees can share their thoughts and ask questions about the project. Learn more about Thrive Montgomery 2050. Information on how to join the meeting will be made available on the website prior to the meeting.

May 20 – Join the Montgomery County Planning Department as they invite residents to “Ask Me Anything” about the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan. The meeting will be held entirely online. Planning staff will provide a short presentation and attendees can share their thoughts and ask questions about the project. Learn more about Thrive Montgomery 2050. Information on how to join the meeting will be made available on the website prior to the meeting.

May 21 – The Planning Board will hold their meeting online. Consult the Planning Board’s agenda, posted 10 days before the meeting for more information. Meetings are available live and on demand online.

May 23 – Join the Montgomery County Planning Department as they invite residents to “Ask Me Anything” about the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan. This meeting will be held primarily in Spanish. The meeting will be held entirely online. Planning staff will provide a short presentation and attendees can share their thoughts and ask questions about the project. Learn more about Thrive Montgomery 2050. Information on how to join the meeting will be made available on the website prior to the meeting.

May 27– The Historic Preservation Commission will hold their meeting online. Consult the HPC meeting webpage for agenda information. Meetings are available live and on demand online.

May 28 – The Planning Board will meet online. The Board will receive a presentation on the Bethesda Annual Monitoring report. Consult the Planning Board’s agenda, posted 10 days before the meeting for more information. Meetings are available live and on demand online.

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