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.
Upcoming Public Hearings
To sign up to speak at a public hearing, call (240) 777-7803. See Public Hearing Procedures.
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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.
(for most current information, see Committee Agenda or Council Agenda)
Joint PHED/T&E Committees
Completed Master Plans
Council Resolution to Approve Bethesda Purple Line Station Minor Master Plan Amendment* Find Here..
Council Resolution to Approve Long Branch Sector Plan* Find Here..
Council Resolution to Approve Glenmont Sector Plan* Find Here..
Council Resolution to Approve Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan* Find Here..
Approved and Adopted Takoma/Langley Crossroads Sector Plan Find Here..
Approved and Adopted Kensington Sector Plan Find Here..
Approved and Adopted Wheaton Central Business District and Vicinity Sector Plan Find Here..
Approved and Adopted Limited Amendment to the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan & Hyattstown Special Study Area (Retail Staging) Find Here..
* Approved and Adopted Plan will be added once available.