The 2009 Land Use Element for the City’s comprehensive Master Plan was formally adopted by the Mayor and City Council on December 19, 2011. The Land Use Element proposes the most appropriate and desirable uses of public and private land, making recommendations for both use and zoning. The City’s Master Plan is updated every six years.
The Land Use Element serves as an informational and policy document for the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council, the Planning Commission, other boards and committees, and the residents of Gaithersburg. It makes specific recommendations for land use and zoning for the properties identified, using a combination of Map Designations and Special Study Areas to identify those areas for which recommendations are made. Ultimately, together with other Master Plan Elements, the Land Use Element supports the visions, policies and principles of the City.
The adopted Land Use Element can be viewed on the City’s website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/masterplan. For more information please call the Gaithersburg Planning and Code Administration at 301-258-6330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.