In expediting work on a Master Plan for an environmentally sensitive upcounty area, the Montgomery County Council last week agreed to delay zoning for a controversial high-rise apartment proposal for Pooks Hill.
The Clarksburg plan will examine how development might affect Ten Mile Creek, a stream that feeds the county’s drinking water supply.
A Planning Department spokeswoman told The Gazette a public meeting on Pooks Hill recently scheduled for Nov. 13 is unlikely to happen.
The proposal has generated concern from neighboring residents who don’t want added traffic they say would come with the apartments. Some, including Planning Board Commissioner Casey Anderson, have said they want to see how residents of the apartments could easily access Metro stations that or a mile or more away.