Planning Department Launches Online Tool for Sector Plan Feedback

Graphic from the Montgomery County Planning Department The Montgomery County Planning Department has launched a new interactive online tool that will allow residents and property owners in the Montgomery Hills and Forest Glen communities to comment on the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan. The MCReactMap can be accessed via a computer or smart phone to comment, raise concerns and answer … Read More

County Transportation Department Launches Roadway Safety Program

A vehicle passes a floating bus stop and heads toward a bike box at Cedar Street and Ellsworth Drive. Photo by Mike Diegel. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has launched an effort to educate pedestrians, cyclists and drivers about the safety changes in roadway infrastructure. The changes are designed to improve safety by providing dedicated spaces for cyclists, improving … Read More

Long Branch, Bonifant businesses could get county funding

Purple Line construction continues along Arliss for planned tunnel. Photo by Mike Diegel. Businesses in a portion of Long Branch and along Bonifant Street could receive funding to help offset the effects of Purple Line construction under terms of an amendment to the FY2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program. The amendment was requested by the County Executive and approved last week by … Read More

Arts on the Block plans move to Silver Spring Library

AOB apprentice artists show design work to clients. Photo courtesy Arts on the Block. Arts on the Block has been chosen to occupy about 4,000 square feet of space on the first floor of the Silver Spring Library, moving from its Kensington location. The nonprofit, which has been in the county for 15 years, trains interested students from age 12-21 … Read More

More BRT open houses set, part of $1M+ outreach program

Montgomery County graphic Another set of open houses covering the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system on U.S. Route 29 will begin March 15, part of a $1 million-plus outreach program. For the U.S. 29 BRT project, the County Council approved $6.5 million in the Capital Improvement Program budget for planning and design. “The portion for education and outreach is less than … Read More

Presidents Day closings, other changes announced

Image from publicdomainpictures.net The county has released the schedule of closings and other changes to mark the Presidents Day holiday Monday, Feb. 19. All county offices and libraries will be closed for the holiday, as will state offices and courts. The county’s liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Recreation Department’s aquatics programs and facilities will be … Read More

County Council votes to approve FY18 budget savings plan

Photo from Pexels The County Council yesterday approved a resolution calling for $53.4 million in cuts to the FY18 operating budget and $9.3 million in cuts to the Capital Improvements Program. County Executive Isiah Leggett had proposed a FY18 savings plan that included $58.7 million in operating budget savings and $13.5 million in current revenue capital budget savings to reduce … Read More