Thursday, July 30, 2015

Downtown Bethesda Plan update

On July 20, the Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, completed its first work session to review the Bethesda Downtown Plan. The session addressed several issues and considered transportation infrastructure. Planners are summarizing all testimony received at and following the June 24 public hearing, through July 2, when the public record closed. 

Four more work sessions on the plan are scheduled: September 17, October 5, October 22 and November 12. [You can learn more about the planning process here.]

The board will transmit its recommendations in November to the County Executive and the County Council, after its last work session. The County Council will hold a public hearing on the Bethesda Downtown Plan in January 2016. 

Other Master Plan Schedules

  • Westbard Sector Plan:  September 24, 6:30-9:30 pm, public hearing at Planning Department HQ, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.
  • Rock Spring
    • September 1, community kick-off, 7 pm, Walter Johnson High School. 
    • October, scope of work presented to Planning Board; date and time TBA.