Olney Town Center Advisory Committee

Visions for the Olney Town Center -
         make your voice heard......

The Olney Town Center has long been more than just the intersection of two State highways. But, with the approval of the 2005 Olney Master Plan, the community and the County's planners focused their attention on the future of our town center and how to further the goal of this and past master plans to make it a focal point for the greater Olney community.

A zone was created to further that goal and a committee comprised of representatives of all facets of the community was created to help shape future town center development.

The Olney Town Center Advisory Committee (OTCAC), composed of representatives from civic organizations, homeowners associations, social service agencies, and business groups in Olney, is chartered by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission to create a common community-based vision of what the future town center could look like and how it might function in relation to the surrounding neighborhoods.

To do that the OTCAC is charged with:

  • Creating an Illustrative Concept Plan
  • Creating a concept for a civic center/town commons, and
  • Reviewing development proposals for parcels within the town center before they are presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board


  • Facilitating communication among land owners within Olney town center
  • Developing recommendations for capital improvement projects
  • Providing input to the redevelopment process in adjacent neighborhoods

The OTCAC wants to hear from you, so check this website often for information about our meetings; reaching the Committee members; downloading a feedback form;seeing background information about plans, design elements, proposals, and more that the Committee is looking at, future public meetings, the draft Illustrative Concept Plan & Development Guidelines, and other proposed recommendations the Committee is preparing.

What's New....

The OTCAC will be presenting the Draft Illustrative Concept Plan on the following dates:

  • (NEW) May 17, 2008, Olney Town Meeting during Olney Days - Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church, 1:00-3:30 pm
  • (NEW) Apr. 30, 2008 - Buffington RE/MAX Olney Community Room, 7:30 pm

  • Feb. 19, 2008 - Olney Chamber of Commerce breakfast at The Inn at Brookeville Farms, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Jan. 22, 2008 - Olney Library, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 11, 2007 - Greater Olney Civic Association meeting in Buffington Building, beginning 7:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 8, 2007 - Olney Library, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 5, 2007 - Olney Library, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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2006 Olney Town Center Advisory Committee info@olneytowncenter.org

Last updated April 29, 2008