The County Council is the final authority on land use matters. The Council's powers include approval of area master plans, functional master plans (such as the master plan for bikeways and the master plan for historic preservation), and decisions about zoning on individual parcels.
The Montgomery County Planning Board, composed of five citizen members appointed by the Council, is the Council's principal adviser on land use and zoning issues and recommends new or amended Master Plans to the Council. The Council has delegated some of its land use authority for detailed development to the Planning Board. It and the Parks Department are the Montgomery County side of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Completed Master Plans
Council Approved Resolutions
|White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan||July 29, 2014|
|Ten Mile Creek Area Limited Amendment to the Clarksburg Master Plan and Hyattstown Special Study Area||April 1, 2014|
|Bethesda Purple Line Station Minor Master Plan Amendment||February 11, 2014|
|Long Branch Sector Plan||November 19, 2013|
|Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan||July 30, 2013|
Approved and Adopted
|Glenmont Sector Plan||December 2013|
|Takoma/Langley Crossroads Sector Plan||June 2012|
|Adopted Kensington Sector Plan||May 2012|
|Wheaton Central Business District and Vicinity Sector Plan||January 2012|
|Limited Amendment to the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan & Hyattstown Special Study Area (Retail Staging)||July 2011|