Monday, August 26, 2013

Monitoring Development in Montgomery County

 Map of new tax accounts in Levy Year 2012
 View larger version of map (PDF)

The Division of Solid Waste Services received over 2,000 new tax accounts from the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation in Levy Year 2012. (A Levy Year is from July 1 through June 30.) A tax account is a unique identifier for each taxable unit in Montgomery County. A new tax account alerts us that development is pending.

Using a map to display the location of new tax accounts, we can see the areas of heaviest planned development. While these areas may still be piles of dirt, being aware of what to expect helps us plan resources and prepare for a smooth transition to providing solid waste services.

The heavy development in Clarksburg continues. And, notice the growth spurt in Olney and east of Layhill Road? While we do not provide collection services in Gaithersburg, the development of Crown Farm (see center of map) will affect solid waste services in the County by increased use of the Transfer Station and increased efforts by our business recycling and apartment/condominium recycling teams.

-- Angie Braun, GIS Specialist

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