The Planning Board held its first worksession, on December 17th, on the “Thrive Montgomery 2050” Plan (i.e. the update to the County’s General Plan). An overview of the Plan can be found here, in our prior blog post. The Board supported Staff’s recommendations to significantly reorganize the Plan to emphasize (1) Economic Performance and Competitiveness, (2) Racial and Social Equity and Inclusion, and (3) Environmental Resilience and Sustainability. The Plan will also be updated to … Continue Reading
More than two years ago, the City of Rockville commenced its “Rockville 2040: Comprehensive Plan.” The first step involved the Planning Commission’s review of Volume 1 of the draft Comprehensive Plan, which was a “30,000 foot view” of planning issues and elements effecting the City. The substantive recommendations guiding future development within the City are set forth in Volume II of the Plan. Volume II addresses the key planning issues for each of the City’s 17 Planning Areas and identifies … Continue Reading
On November 16, 2020, the Montgomery County adopted the new, four-year Subdivision Staging Policy, to be renamed the Growth and Infrastructure Policy, controlling growth and development for the next four years. Lerch, Early & Brewer was pleased to have had a significant role in working with Park and Planning Staff, the Planning Board, County Council Staff and the County Council itself on a policy that will better accommodate new development.
Most significantly, the new SSP eliminates the school moratorium policy, county-wide. … Continue Reading