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Thursday, February 26:  The 9:00am PS/ED meeting to discuss truancy is cancelled; the 9:30am PS Committee meeting is postponed to 10:00am;  HHS/PHED postponed to 10:00am;   HHS postponed to 10:45am.

Master Plans

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.

Find Your Neighborhood's Plan:

Map of Communities from Montgomery Planning Organization. (Opens in a new window)









Master Plans Currently Before the Council

To view Council Staff packets, click on Packets & Meeting Summaries and then click on the appropriate date under either Council Packet or Committee Packet.

      Master Plan Schedule (the following dates are tentative. Please see the Committee Agenda or Council Agenda for the most current information).
Aspen Hill Minor Master Plan Amendment

Planning, Housing, & Economic Development (PHED) Committee meeting: March 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM


Completed Master Plans

Council Approved Resolutions

Master Plan Date
Sandy Spring Rural Village Plan February 24, 2015
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

Master Plan Date
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


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