Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Community Workshops Planned in March on Plans for Areas Near the MARC Rail Train Stations in Boyds and Germantown

The Montgomery County Planning Department will be holding workshops to obtain community input on future plans for the areas around the Boyds and Germantown MARC train stations. The new MARC Rail Communities Plan will build on the recommendations of the previous 1985 Boyds Master Plan, the 1989 Germantown Master Plan and the 2009 Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan, and will examine in greater detail land uses, zoning, design and multimodal access.

This limited Master Plan will:
  • Determine the appropriate land uses and densities at sites near each station.
  • Provide recommendations to improve multimodal access to each station to help inform the access portion of this plan using information gathered during the Master Plan of Highways and Transitways and the Bicycle Master Plan.
  • Consider other concerns raised during the planning process, such as parking.
The first set of workshops are planned for March 7 and 14-16, 2016 at the Upcounty Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown. See the full schedule, times of meetings and agenda online or contact Roberto Duke at roberto.duke@montgomeryplanning.org or 301-495-2168 or Leslie Saville at Leslie.saville@montgomeryplanning.org  or 301-495-2194.