The M-NCPPC, Montgomery County Planning Board is holding a Public Hearing on the Draft 2012 Park, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan during their regular meeting on Thursday May 24, 2012. The Hearing will be held in the auditorium of the Montgomery Regional Office at 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
A tentative time of 9:00am has been assigned to this hearing, but is subject to change. Please check the Planning Board agenda online for a more exact time closer to the hearing date. You can also download the staff report, and can you sign up to testify (and to listen to the live public hearing broadcast) visit: www.MontgomeryPlanningBoard.org/agenda/ . Or you can also call 301-495-4600 to sign up to testify.
The main purpose of the 2012 PROS Plan is to estimate the future needs for park and recreation facilities and natural and historic resource preservation and develop specific service delivery strategies to meet future needs. This effort builds on the results of the 2011 Vision 2030 Strategic Plan.
The document is an update of the 2005 Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan/PROS Plan. It serves as the County’s Local Land Preservation and Recreation Plan (LPPRP) and is required by the State to retain eligibility for Program Open Space Grant funding.
The 2012 PROS Plan includes chapters on: Recreation and Parks, Natural Resource Conservation, Historic and Cultural Resources Preservation and Agricultural Land Preservation.
Written testimony may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Planning Board Chairman, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Testimony will be limited to 3 minutes for individuals and 5 minutes for group representatives. Staff will be requesting that the record remain open for one additional week following the hearing.
If you have any questions, please contact the
Project Coordinator at: MCP-PROSPlan2012@Montgomeryparks.org.
For more information on the Plan or copies of the public hearing draft visit the project web page at