WHERE WE ARE TODAY

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Week of February 8, 2016

The Bloom team is pleased to report that yesterday the County Council approved the Montgomery Village Master Plan by a unanimous vote. It has been nearly three years since Monument was first introduced to the Montgomery Village community and work began on the proposed transformation of the former golf club. Over those months and years an enormous amount of hard work, time and effort was put into the Bloom plan by the Bloom team, the Montgomery Village Foundation and most importantly, the engaged members of the Montgomery Village community. We see the Council’s approval of the Master Plan as a strong endorsement of the initiative and vision of the Montgomery Village community.

We expect to finalize the planning and engineering of the project over the next 18 months and anticipate the first phase of construction starting in late 2017. During this time there will be additional public meetings and opportunities for community input. We are very excited to enter this next phase of the process to bring the Bloom vision to reality.

Monument and the entire Bloom team would like to thank you for taking part in Bloom Montgomery Village. We will continue to be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have as this project continues to move forward.

Cheers,

The Bloom Team

BLOOM
THE FUTURE OF MONTGOMERY VILLAGE

How Bloom Benefits Montgomery Village

DPA Benefits

NEW HOUSING OPTIONS

Diverse new housing options help attract and retain residents by providing new product typically offered in more distant suburbs, and alternatives to the multi-level living that characterizes much of the older housing stock in the Village, making it more desirable for young families, working professionals and empty nesters.

DPA Benefits

IMPROVED HOUSING VALUES

New housing helps to increase home values over time by providing sales comps that are higher than existing homes. Similarly, new housing encourages repairs and renovations to existing homes as homeowners are more likely to realize a return on their investment. This type of reinvestment, over time, helps to both increase property values and improve neighborhood image.

DPA Benefits

NEW PARK & OPEN SPACE

New development in Montgomery Village will bring with it a beautifully designed 80-acre park that will feature open lawns, walking/biking trails, a dog park and community garden, as well as thousands of new trees and a restored natural habitat. Not only does the park further enhance the sylvan character of the Village and provide numerous recreation options for all ages, it also increases the desirability of homes in the Village and provides new access through the heart of the community to better connect existing neighborhoods and amenities.

DPA Benefits

SMARTER DESIGN

New and varied home designs mean more opportunities to respond to the needs of existing residents, such as empty nesters looking to downsize to a townhome or duplex that is spacious enough for guests, but offers the convenience of a first floor master bedroom. Additionally, today’s new homes are far more environmentally friendly than in years past, due to more efficient layouts, deeper market penetration of green building materials and technological advances with regard to appliances and fixtures. As a result, they require less energy to heat and cool, use more recycled building material and demand fewer natural resources.

MAKING BLOOM HAPPEN

Working with the community, we’ve been able to make some great progress in terms of how Bloom Montgomery Village will actually come together. But we’re not done yet. To make sure that the Bloom vision supported by residents and the Montgomery Village Foundation becomes a reality, we’re asking that letters of support be sent to the Montgomery County Planning Department as they update the Montgomery Village Master Plan. Here’s where we are:

Learned from the community and developed a plan

Gained support of residents and approval by the MV Foundation

Show Council that Bloom has the MV community's support