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Craig Rice represents the following communities. Here you will find updates about germantown, clarksburg, damascus etc. We will provide information about the town hall meetings. etc..

Communities - District 2

Montgomery Village

Montgomery County Council Public Hearing Zoning Changes for Montgomery Village Master Plan | JUNE 14, 2016 AT 1:30 p.m. 

The Montgomery County Planning Board transmitted its 
draft of the Montgomery Village Master Plan (MVMP) and an Overlay Zone Text Amendment to the County Council on December 1, 2015.  The next step is a Public Hearing scheduled for January 12, 2016 with the Council to discuss ZTA 15-12, Overlay Zone- Montgomery Village. 

Montgomery Village - September 22, 2014 Community Presentation

One of the nation’s first planned communities, a series of family farms became what is now Montgomery Village. In 1967, the first residents moved in and the Village—which is adjacent to Gaithersburg, but not part of that city—is now home to more than 40,000 people. Similar to a municipality with a council voting on issues facing a particular community, Montgomery Village is operated under the direction of its board of directors, whose members are residents elected by property owners. The Montgomery Village Foundation, Inc., has helped sustain the growth of the Village and expanded its ownership of public land.

 

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Montgomery Village Center

North Potomac

October 21, 2015 North Potomac Community Meeting (Power Point)

Parts of the County that were once considered rural areas of Gaithersburg, Potomac and Rockville are now part of the rapidly growing, unincorporated area known as North Potomac. It is located west of Route I-270, with Darnestown Road, Route 28, Travilah Road and Muddy Branch Road among the streets running through the community. There are several commercial areas of North Potomac, but the area lies adjacent to some of the County’s major commercial areas, including the Kentlands, Washingtonian Rio, King Farm and the future Crown Farm development. The former Belward Farm in the area will be home to the future Great Seneca Science Corridor.

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North Potomac

Damascus

One of Montgomery County’s oldest communities is a central point where Routes 27, 108 and 124 meet. It is northeast of the quickly growing community of Clarksburg. Damascus, which is unincorporated, has a revived downtown, which includes a new central shopping mall. Damascus High School, once among the County’s smallest, has expanded greatly in enrollment and has been one of the state’s most successful schools in a number of sports, including football, wrestling and girls softball. Most significant about Damascus is that it was the last community in Maryland to ban the sale of alcohol, but following approval of a referendum, the sale of wine and beer has been allowed in restaurants since 2013.

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Damascus

Boyds

An incorporated area of about 27 square miles, Boyds is located west of Route 270 and north of Route 118. It is a rural community with several businesses, but mostly known as a quiet, residential community that has been growing in recent years. It is home to one of the County’s most significant parks—Black Hills Regional Park—and Little Seneca Lake. The Boyds Historical Society, which was organized in 1975 as the Boyds/Clarksburg Historical Society, is an active group of local residents who share an interest in preserving the community's history.

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Boyds



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