Organize Seasonal Community Events
In past years, Potomac Pointe residents have organized community picnics or potluck get-togethers at the playground to celebrate events like Halloween or the end of the school year. If you're interested in organizing such an event, please contact one of the Board members, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engage on Local Development Issues
Potomac Pointe borders several properties that are being developed as part of the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan. This plan was amended in December 2021 to reduce perceived constraints in the staging requirements established by the original 2010 Master Plan, which allocated development based on the provision of key public facilities and infrastructure, including local transportation. To learn more, visit the Montgomery County Planning Department website, and sign up for e-updates here.
Under the revised Master Plan, a nearly 200,000-square foot building with a five-level parking garage containing is currently under construction next to the Travilah Square shopping center. This building will house a variety of research and development tenants, and additional information is available here.
In addition, Trammel Crow, a commercial real estate developer, has submitted a site plan application for development of the northern side of the Belward Farm site at the intersection of Darnestown Road and Muddy Branch Road. Initial development of the Belward campus (Phase 1B) will include up to 757,000 square feet of biotechnology offices and related buildings, structured parking garages, open space improvements, and other amenities. The application is currently under review by the MoCo Planning Department, and copies of the site plan drawings submitted to date can be accessed here. In addition, community members will have an opportunity to testify at the Montgomery County Planning Board's hearing, which will be scheduled no fewer than 30 days after the application is accepted. You can contact lead reviewer Tamika Graham with questions and comments.
To learn about future opportunities to provide feedback on local development proposals, you can sign up for e-updates on the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan here.