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 …
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.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Montgomery County Planning Board approved a preliminary document for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update this week.
A ‘Bowling’ sign still marks the entrance to The Arcade at Glenmont Shopping Center, where thousands of duckpin enthusiasts once spent many hours back in the 1950’s and 1960’s when bowling was a hugely popular sport. The Arcade is now surrounded by a mix of discount carpet stores, Chinese eateries, a dollar store, a Hispanic food store and a check-cashing outlet. Montgomery County planners consider the Glenmont Shopping Center ripe for development, but forging consensus among 15 properties with 13 owners has proved difficult in the past, according to county planner Michael Brown. A document prepared by Brown for the Glenmont Sector Plan Update claims that the “Glenmont Shopping Center has a poor vehicle circulation pattern, inadequate …