Thrive Montgomery 2050, a blueprint for growth in Montgomery County [via Zoom]
Sep 01, 2022 6:30 PM
Khalid Afzal, Montgomery Planning Dept. [via Zoom]
Thrive Montgomery 2050, a blueprint for growth in Montgomery County [via Zoom]

Thrive Montgomery 2050 is the first complete overhaul of Montgomery County’s general plan since 1969. It is a long-range policy framework to help guide, over multiple decades, how Montgomery County should respond to future opportunities and challenges while maintaining its important assets. It defines the basic land use setting and context for all public and private actions in the county and directly addresses the land-use and planning framework for the next 30 years. As a general plan it sets a common vision about how we should grow but does not specify detailed actions and strategies for implementation. Those are done by subsequent plans and other initiative by a variety of state and local entities.

This presentation will start with a brief update on the events that took place since the transmission of the Planning Board Draft to the County Council on April 8, 2021—Council public hearing, Council listening sessions, Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) Committee worksessions, the Office of Legislative Oversight report on Thrive, and the Council’s decision to conduct more outreach. It will then cover the status of the Council review of Thrive and potential timeline for upcoming milestones and next steps before the Council is expected to approve, with some modifications, Thrive before October 31st, 2022.