Montgomery County Planning Board/Planning Department Announce Nov. 2023 Calendar of Events

The Montgomery County Planning Board and Montgomery County Planning Department have announced their November 2023 calendar of events and meetings. The public can participate in Planning Board meetings by testifying in-persontestifying virtually, over the phone, or by sending in written comments to the Planning Board. Information about submitting written testimony and testifying live at Planning Board meetings can be found below. Contact us for accessibility accommodations.

The public may attend Planning Board meetings in-person, watch them live or on-demand, or listen over the phone. View individual agendas, which are usually made public 10 days prior to the start of a meeting. Consult the Development Review Committee (DRC) and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) websites for their agenda information. For more details, review the list of events below and visit www.montgomeryplanning.org. These events are subject to change. The Montgomery County Planning Department and Planning Board offices will be closed on November 10 in observance of Veterans Day and on November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving. There is no Planning Board meeting on November 23. November Calendar of Events:

November 2 – The Planning Board will hold its weekly meeting in-person and online.

November 2 – The Planning Board and the Historic Preservation Commission will hold a joint meeting. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

November 7 – The Development Review Committee (DRC) will meet in-person and virtually. The community is invited to attend the meeting in-person or online by watching the DRC live video stream or viewing on-demand. The DRC is an inter-agency task force comprised of representatives from Montgomery Planning, the State Highway Administration, the county departments of Permitting Services, Environmental Protection, and Public Works and Transportation, and utilities such as WSSC and PEPCO. At these regularly scheduled meetings twice a month, DRC members discuss development applications with the applicants.

November 9 – The Planning Board will hold its weekly meeting in-person and online.

November 15 – The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will hold its monthly Full Commission meeting.

November 15 – The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will hold its meeting in-person at M-NCPPC’s Wheaton Headquarters with a virtual option available upon request. To testify on an agenda item, sign up no later than 9 a.m. the day before the hearing.

November 16 – The Planning Board will hold its weekly meeting in-person and online.

November 21 – The Development Review Committee (DRC) will meet in-person and virtually. The community is invited to attend the meeting in-person or online by watching the DRC live video stream or viewing on-demand. The DRC is an inter-agency task force comprised of representatives from Montgomery Planning, the State Highway Administration, the county departments of Permitting Services, Environmental Protection, and Public Works and Transportation, and utilities such as WSSC and PEPCO. At these regularly scheduled meetings twice a month, DRC members discuss development applications with the applicants.

November 30 – The Planning Board will hold its weekly meeting in-person and online.

 

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