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Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee Holds Virtual Meeting on Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Committee will continue its review of the Planning Board’s Thrive Montgomery 2050 Draft Plan with a focus on parks and recreation

The Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m. The Committee will continue its review of the Planning Board’s Thrive Montgomery 2050 Draft Plan which is a framework to guide planning for land use, housing, the economy, equity, transportation, parks and open space, the environment, historic resources, urban design and arts and culture over the next three decades.

The members of the PHED Committee include Chair Hans Riemer and Councilmembers Andrew Friedson (Lead for Parks) and Will Jawando.

Thrive 2050 – Parks and Recreation

Review: The PHED Committee will continue its review of the Planning Board’s Thrive Montgomery 2050 Draft Plan which is a framework to guide planning for land use, housing, the economy, equity, transportation, parks and open space, the environment, historic resources, urban design and arts and culture over the next three decades.

The recommendations will provide guidance for future master plans, county and state capital improvement processes and other public and private initiatives that influence land use and planning in Montgomery County.

At previous meetings, the Committee reviewed the introductory section of the plan, received a briefing from the Planning Department on the plan’s vison, reviewed the first two chapters about compact growth and complete communities, reviewed the fiscal impact statement prepared by the Office of Management and Budget, reviewed the plan’s impact on design, arts and culture and transportation and communication networks and the plan’s impact on affordable and attainable housing.

This Committee meeting will focus on parks and recreation. The Committee is scheduled to hold a final meeting to review the plan’s conclusion and introduction on Oct. 18.

For additional background information on Thrive Montgomery 2050 visit Montgomery Planning.

The Committee meeting schedule may change from time to time. The current Council and Committee agendas, Council staff reports and additional information on items scheduled for Council review can be viewed at: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/ondemand/index.html.

The Council and committees are meeting via Zoom this fall because of ongoing construction and technology upgrades in the Council's Hearing Room and the inability to conduct meetings in a socially distant way in other areas of the Council Office Building with television broadcast capacity. Councilmembers will continue to hold meetings in their offices by appointment.

The virtual Council and committee meetings will be streamed live on the Council’s web page via YouTube and on Facebook Live and can be watched on County Cable Montgomery on Xfinity/RCN 6 HD 996/1056, Fios 30, and on the CCM live stream.

Release ID: 21-397
Media Contact: Sonya Healy, 240-777-7926 , Benjamin Sky Brandt 240-777-7884