Montgomery General Plan Update

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Thrive Montgomery 2050 will be a visionary, living document laying out how Montgomery County grow, as well as respond to future opportunities and challenges. Although the General Plan will not have legal authority, it lays the groundwork for all future Master Plans and implementing its goals and policy recommendations will guide the future policy agenda on housing, land use, and transit issues.

The Montgomery County Planning Board has reviewed the draft plan and transmits the new version to the County Council in early April 2021. We are strongly supportive of this version and urge the Council to support it. The County Council will have their own community input process and work sessions, resulting in a vote on the final plan in the end of 2021.

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Get Involved: Join Montgomery for All!


Montgomery for All is a local grassroots group organized by the Coalition for Smarter Growth. We are advocating for a General Plan that paves the way for a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable future. Our platform lays out ten goals that we want to see included in the General Plan. This includes putting new homes near transit, allowing for more housing options, protecting vulnerable communities, and building a world class transit network. Sign up to receive email updates about meetings, actions, and events! For more information, visit our website at https://www.montgomery4all.org.

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Take action on Thrive 2050, new Montgomery County’s General Plan

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Sustainable, efficient, equitable land use is core to a healthy future and ensuring a high quality of life for everyone. For nearly two years, Montgomery County has been working on a new general land use plan called Thrive 2050, a blueprint for how and where the county will grow over the next 30+ years.
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CSG Testimony: Thrive 2050 to County Council

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We strongly support the Planning Board’s draft of Thrive 2050, although we urge you to further strengthen certain areas. Thrive creates a vital blueprint for a county that is more affordable, walkable, prosperous, resilient, and racially and economically integrated, and recognizes that the best way to achieve that vision is through
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Montgomery County Smart Growth Advocacy Manual

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Click to download our Montgomery County Smart Growth Advocacy Manual, featuring information on how the County Council works, what exactly the Planning Board does, the difference between a sector plan and functional master plan and much more! Montgomery-for-All-Smart-Growth-Advocacy-ManualDownload
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Sign-on Letter to the Montgomery Planning Board Re: Thrive 2050 Outreach

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2020_08_12_Thrive-community-outreach-sign-on-letterDownload August 12th, 2020 Dear Montgomery Planning Board, The coalition of organizations and individuals undersigned request additional outreach activities for the upcoming release of the working draft plan of Thrive Montgomery 2050. Many of our organizations have worked with the planning staff and have seen their diligent and innovative ways
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