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Growing Right 2008

Growing Right anchorProduced in partnership with County Cable Montgomery and hosted by Susan Kenedy, Growing Right highlights the Montgomery County Board’s monthly activities, ranging from development applications to parks programs to county-wide planning initiatives. The show covers the most important Planning Board decisions of the month in a lively format that includes interviews with board members and planners as well as onsite location shots.

Also see us on our other educational programs, Montgomery Plans and the Parks Show.

Episodes

2010 2009

December

• Approval of a series of development applications for the Clarksburg Town Center, bringing the mixed retail and residential area a step closer to becoming a reality.
• Planning Board action to send preliminary design and a budget request for a new headquarters for the Montgomery County staff of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Called silver place, the site will feature mixed office and housing.
• Board approval of a site plan for Washington Adventist Hospital that paves the way for the hospital to relocate from Takoma Park to northern Silver Spring.

November

• Royce Hanson, chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board, and planner Elza Hissel-McCoy discussing the developments of a new 13-story mixed-use building at 8711 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring that will highlight pedestrian safety.
• Planner Kathryn Nelson and forest ecologist, Carole Bergmann explaining the re-forestation efforts around Rock Creek, near Jones Mill Road and Beach Drive.
• Mary Bradford, director of Montgomery County Parks, and Kate Stookey, Montgomery County’s Parks information chief, talking about the slight hike in fees for athletic fields to offset the fields’ maintenance costs.

October

• Royce Hanson, chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board, and Rose Krasnow, Development Review Chief for the Planning Department, talk about the Board approving the plans to expand Bethesda's Suburban Hospital near Lincoln Street.
• Planning director, Rollin Stanley, and Germantown planner, Sue Edwards weigh in on the latest developments in the Germantown Master Plan.
• Transportation planner, Dan Hardy, Diane Jones, assistant CAO and executive officer, and consultant Christopher Conklin discuss road code revisions and planners decisions to not increase target speeds on county-owned roads.