Montgomery Village Master Plan will bring change

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by Dave Humpton, EVP

Recently, a resident asked me what were the next steps with redevelopment of properties in the Village, following the county council’s adoption of the Master Plan. Sometime in June, the county council will hold a public hearing to confirm the zoning described in the Master Plan for all properties in Montgomery Village. The Town Sector Zone will no longer be a single zone in the Village. In addition, between Park and Planning and the county council, as well as MVF community and committee meetings, there are many steps yet to be taken before any change is made.

Clearly Monument Realty is doing significant engineering work in preparation for redevelopment of the golf course, and Yovi Sever from Monument will give the MVF Board an update at the Thursday, April 28 MVF Board meeting. Also, plans are underway by the new owner of the Montgomery Village Center, Atlantic Realty Companies (ARC), to renovate and redevelop that property. A community meeting was held on April 21 to review a new concept plan, and the MVF Board is expected to have further discussion about that plan at the Thursday, May 26 Board meeting.

The owners of the Professional Center and the property at the intersection of Lost Knife Road and Montgomery Village Avenue are also looking at options for redevelopment, and have met with me on several occasions. I will keep the community up to date as more information becomes available.

50th Anniversary Arbor Day Celebration at North Creek Lake Park
One of the hallmarks of living in the Village is our beautiful parks and open spaces, much of which is well treed and home to many species of wildlife. We have been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City for 28 consecutive years. Once again the MVF Board will join with community members to plant a tree near the North Creek Lake at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, as part of this year’s Arbor Day Celebration. My hope is that many Village residents will attend and participate in the activities planned for this year’s celebration, another in the series of special 50th Anniversary activities planned for 2016. There has been much publicity in previous issues of the Village News and online—this is just a final reminder of this special opportunity!