The five-member Montgomery County Planning Board, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, works to maintain and improve quality of life in our community. Acting upon such issues as growth, transportation, environmental protection, agriculture, historical preservation and forest conservation, the Planning Board affects your everyday life. In fact, the Board is largely responsible for setting land use and protecting parkland resources throughout the 323,000-acre county.
The Planning Board, which usually meets each Thursday in the auditorium at 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, welcomes public participation. Meet the Planning Board.
More specifically, the Planning Board:
Considers large- and small-scale plans for new development
Provides guidelines for the pattern and pace of future development
Develops and manages Montgomery County's nationally recognized 32,900-acre park system
Recommends to the County Council which sites receive historic designations