Friday, February 15, 2013
The Montgomery County Planning Board held a Feb. 14 public hearing for an update to the document that will guide development in Glenmont for the next two decades.
Business and property owners joined residents, community association leaders and historians Thursday to testifying about the Glenmont Sector Plan before the Montgomery County Planning Board in Silver Spring. The proposed update to the sector plan, a document that dates back to 1997, will guide development around the Glenmont Metro Station and the Glenmont Shopping Center for the next 15 to 20 years. Montgomery County planners held three community visioning workshops last winter where stakeholders expressed enthusiasm for reviving Glenmont Shopping Center but cautious expectations for collaboration among the multiple property owners there. Comments at Thursday's hearing indicated tension between the challenges of reducing congestion and …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Montgomery County planners will present their vision for development in Glenmont.
Montgomery County planners are looking to bring new development in and around Glenmont’s shopping center and Metro station. Residents can get a preview of the Glenmont Sector Plan Thursday when county planners present a staff draft to the Montgomery County Planning Board. The presentation, “A new vision for Glenmont,” will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Park and Planning Headquarters, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. According to planners, the sector plan “will assess what has changed in the area since 1997, re-evaluate past recommendations, and reflect the community’s vision for a transit-oriented, revitalized community.” Glenmont, according to the vision in the draft, is seen “as a predominately residential neighborhood with new transit-…
Monday, June 11, 2012
County planners presented preliminary recommendations to the planning board for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update last Thursday.
Should the Montgomery County government penalize property owners in Glenmont who are not using their space to the fullest potential? This is what Planning Board Member Norman Dreyfuss proposes, the Gazette reported Friday. Although the draft Sector Plan Update for Glenmont could expand the commercial and residential space available, county planners remain doubtful about market conditions in the area. Read the preliminary recommendations for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update that county planners presented to the planning board last Thursday.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Glenmont residents can learn more about the recommendations at a community meeting Wednesday night.
Montgomery County planners will present their preliminary recommendations for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update Wednesday night. The public meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Saddlebrook Headquarters, 12751 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. Planners held three community visioning workshops this spring to solicit public input. Their final report is available on the planning department website, including a detailed draft vision. Planners are scheduled to present their recommendations to the Planning Board on June 7.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
County planners will present preliminary recommendations for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update.
The Glenmont community will have the opportunity to learn more about Montgomery County planners' preliminary recommendations for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update at a May 23rd meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Saddlebrook Training Room at 12751 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. Glenmont residents have already had the opportunity to attend three community visioning workshops. Planners have found that revitalization of the Glenmont Shopping Center is a high priority for residents. The next stage will be for planners to submit the preliminary recommendations to the Montgomery County Planning Board. For more information, see the Montgomery County planning department website.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Wednesday evening marks the third community visioning workshop for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update.
The third community visioning workshop for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update will be held March 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Saddlebrook/Park Police Headquarters (12751 Layhill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906). Tell us in the comments: Are you planning to attend the workshop? What do you hope to discuss? The proposed agenda calls for participants to review a draft vision for Glenmont and a draft vision statement. If you missed the workshop last month, you can find the presentation on the Montgomery County Planning website. The general feeling among participants at the Feb. 22 workshop was that a revitalized Glenmont couldn't come soon enough. But planners say the process will take time. What kind of changes do you want to see in Glenmont? …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Residents find the wait frustrating but planners’ enthusiasm encouraging.
Images of a new Glenmont took shape at the second community visioning workshop for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update on Feb. 22, but the projected timeline of completion appears longer than residents had hoped. Consultants from Rhodeside & Harwell, an urban planning and landscape design firm, presented a mock-up of potential changes near the Glenmont Shopping Center and Metro station. However, they told the nearly 80 residents present that some of the plans could take 15 to 20 years to complete. Firm founder Deanna Rhodeside and urban designer Ed Hamm joined Area 2 planner Michael Brown and supervisor Khalid Afzal of the Montgomery County Planning Board to field questions about the redevelopment. Compared to the 1997 sector plan vision, …