Montco 2040: A shared vision
Montgomery County adopted amendments to its new comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, on July 15, 2021. This nationally awarded plan focuses on the future of Montgomery County until the year 2040. The plan, which contains goals and a future land use plan, guides overall growth and development in the county.
The most crucial element in creating the plan was public input. Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, which took approximately two years to complete, involved extensive outreach to citizens, businesses, organizations, community leaders, and municipal officials. These efforts included eight public meetings, presentations to interested groups, a survey completed by over 2,500 residents, a dynamic Website, videos, a webinar for municipal officials, a photo contest, wide distribution of draft plan versions, and a public hearing on the final draft plan.
The plan was also guided by a diverse 28-member steering committee, whose members invested a significant amount of time and contributed invaluable insight. The county and steering committee listened closely to the residents of Montgomery County in preparing the plan, which contains three major themes: Connected Communities, Sustainable Places, and Vibrant Economy.
Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program
On March 3, 2016, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program. The program is intended to assist municipalities in making targeted physical improvements that achieve real progress toward the goals listed in the themes of the comprehensive plan. In addition to this new grant program, the MCPC has been tracking Montco 2040’s implementation progress and is looking forward to the continual advancement of the comprehensive plan goals. Including the 2022 cycle, the grant program has awarded over $10.2 million to 95 grants in 46 municipalities in Montgomery County.
For additional information on Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, contact Anne Leavitt-Gruberger at 610-278-3727.
- Executive Summary Montco 2040: A Shared Vision
- Montco 2040: A Shared Vision
- Montgomery County Today
- Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program
- Invite Us To Speak About Implementing Montco 2040: A Shared Vision