Monday, March 11, 2013
Find out what other county projects are on the board's March 14 agenda.
The Montgomery County Planning Board will have its first work session for the Glenmont Sector Plan on Thursday. Possible topics in the discussion include land use, zoning and transportation, according to the meeting's agenda. Read the full agenda for March 14 at the planning department's website. *** County planning staff is expected to recommend the approval, with conditions, of a plan to redevelop 7535 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda at the March 14 meeting of the county Planning Board. According to a planning department memo: "The Applicant is proposing a mixed-use redevelopment with up to 120 multi-family residential units, including 12.5 [percent as] Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDUs), 5,000 square feet of retail space, below-grade…
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, February 14, 2013
Five things to know for this Valentine's Day in Wheaton: development, singing valentines, artwork and more. (Wait, what? ...development?!)
1) Glenmont Sector Plan Public Hearing What's more romantic than talking about development and smart growth? (Said no one, ever.) And yet, the Montgomery County Planning Board has scheduled a Feb. 14 public hearing at 5 p.m. for the Glenmont Sector Plan, a document that will guide development in Glenmont for the next 15-20 years. If you already made that dinner reservation for two, don't sweat it. Patch will cover the public hearing. 2) Singing Valentines Have you ever wanted to tell your someone special just how much you love him or her--but then when the time comes, the words fail you? The Capital Accord Chorus comes to the rescue each Valentine's Day with Singing Valentines. Hear one of their songs and let it be an inspiration for …
The Montgomery County Planning Board will discuss a development in Bethesda, the county's Zoning Rewrite Project and other issues at the board's Feb. 14 meeting.
Montgomery County Planning Board members and staff planners will discuss the proposed Bethesda development at 7900 Wisconsin Ave. at the board's meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14. The development—a 444,000-square-foot residential building with 475 units and more than 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail between Wisconsin and Woodmont avenues at St. Elmo Avenue—fits all zoning requirements and amendments, according to the board's briefing materials for the meeting. Planning staff received only one email expressing concern about the development, according to the briefing documents. Residents of the adjacent Fairmont Plaza Condominium Building (4801 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda) expressed concern about construction hours and noise (several …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Montgomery County Planning Board will hear community feedback about the Glenmont Sector Plan--a major document used to guide development--at a public hearing Feb. 14.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Find out when the public hearing will take place and how you can sign up to testify.
The Montgomery County Planning Board will hear community feedback about the Glenmont Sector Plan at a public hearing Feb. 14. The hearing will begin at 5 p.m. at the Planning Board headquarters at 8787 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. The Planning Department has posted a draft of the sector plan online for the public hearing, including relevant maps, figures and tables. This update to the Glenmont Sector Plan is designed to create a framework to guide development for the next 15-20 years. Individuals may sign up to testify at the public hearing for three minutes. Community groups and property owners who will be impacted by a recommendation in the sector plan may speak for five minutes, as may public agencies and other organizations. Those…
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-…
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.
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, …