WHERE WE ARE TODAY
It can be hard to keep track of it all, we know. To help, we’ll be posting status updates here to keep you in the loop.
Dear friends and neighbors,
As you know, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the Montgomery Village Master Plan in June of this year. The Master Plan rezoned the former Montgomery Village Golf Club to permit low density townhome development as illustrated in the Concept Plan that was approved by the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) in March of 2014. Over the last several months, our design team has been working to produce the engineered plans for the next step – the Preliminary Plan application.
Once a property has been rezoned, a Preliminary Plan is submitted for Montgomery County Planning Board approval. The Preliminary Plan evaluates (a) the proposed density, as recommended by the Master Plan, relative to the available public facilities, including transportation and school capacity in the area; (b) conformance with the master plan; and (c) the compatibility of the development with the surrounding community. A Site Plan is submitted for Planning Board approval concurrent with, or after approval of, the Preliminary Plan. The Site Plan reviews the specific elements of the development, such as landscaping, sight lines and design standards. Once the Site Plan is approved, a “Final Plat” is processed, approved and recorded. The Final Plat establishes the legal lot upon which a home may be built. Once a Final Plat is recorded, a Building Permit may be issued to allow construction to proceed. The anticipated timeframe for these steps, from Preliminary Plan submission to Building Permit issuance is likely two years (i.e. early 2019).
In connection with the Preliminary Plan submission, we will be hosting a Pre-Application Meeting to answer any questions regarding the project. This Pre-Application meeting will be held on November 1, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the following location:
North Creek Community Center
20125 Arrowhead Rd, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
We are pleased to have the continued support of the Montgomery Village Foundation and the many residents who are eager to see progress towards making this large vacant property BLOOM.
Cheers,The Bloom Team