Date: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Potomac Community Center
If schools are closed because of inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
Speaker: Steve Findlay, Planner Coordinator, Area 2 Planning Division, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)
Topic: Thrive 2050 is the precursor to updating the 1964 General Plan and the 1993 General Plan Refinement. Initiated by MNCPPC, the purpose is to gather data from citizens and subject matter experts to consider a shared vision that allows us to retain what we love about the County, consider what we want for the future, and ultimately create a shared vision to guide the General Plan revision. Eight working groups have been assembled to seek input from citizens. The Environmental Working Group will address those issues that are most critical to protecting and preserving natural resources, addressing climate change and mitigating impacts of development on our diminishing available land. Three core themes have been identified for the plan: Economic health, Community equity, and Environmental resilience. Steve Findley heads the Environmental Working Group for Thrive 2050. Since our Potomac Subregion Master Plan is based on protecting natural resources, this is a good lens through which our community can look at and start participating in the process. Bring your visions of the County you'd like to see in 30 years. For background on this initiative, go to: https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/master-plan-list/general-plans/thrive-montgomery-2050/
When farmers bartered for supplies at Perry Store in Offutt’s Crossroad in 1880, Potomac was an agricultural community where transportation relied on the C&O Canal and horse-drawn wagons on dirt roads. Today, we see something far different.
Yet much remains constant. Great Falls, the Potomac River, and the Canal still draw us. Forested stream valleys, rural roads, and Potomac Village still define our community. The look and feel of Potomac today is no accident. Much of what we hold dear is due to the vigilance of volunteers working to preserve what is best here – a community that values our history, the environment, and our role as “Green Wedge” in the overall vision of county planners.
We invite you to become one of the team to insure the continued beauty of this area. If you are interested in preserving the beauty of Potomac, please become a member.