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 Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee makes recommendations on all of these issues to the Council. Members of the PHED Committee include Councilmember Nancy Floreen, chair; Council President George Leventhal and Councilmember Hans Riemer.
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.
To view staff packets visit the Council meetings portal page then click on " Agenda/Packets" link on the appropriate date under County Council Sessions tab or Committee Worksessions tab.
|Master Plan||Schedule (the following dates are tentative. Please see the Committee Agenda or Council Agenda for the most current information).|
|Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan
PHED Committee meetings
February 6, 2:00, Bethesda Downtown Plan, schools and fiscal impact
February 13, 2:00, Bethesda Downtown Plan, continued
February 27, 2:00, Bethesda Downtown Plan, transportation
March 2, 2:00, Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, continued
March 13, 2:00, Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, continued
March 27, 2:00, ZTA 16-20--Overlay Zone - Bethesda
Map of Communities from Montgomery Planning Organization.