Planning Board urges owners to give county a development timeline
by Jeremy Arias | Staff writer | Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Commercial property owners and public officials last week warned the Montgomery County Planning Board not to support a sector plan that would inhibit business development along New Hampshire Avenue with excessively strict guidelines.
Montgomery and Prince George's counties are developing separate but similar sector plans for the Crossroads community, which includes parts of both counties and Takoma Park. While planners are hoping the arrival of the Maryland Transit Authority's Purple Line, a proposed 16-mile mass transit connection between the two counties, will spark redevelopment over the next 20 years, some property owners warn the plan is too far off to draw out guidelines now.