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Week of October 17, 2016

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.


The Bloom Team


How Bloom Benefits Montgomery Village

DPA Benefits


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


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 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


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.


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