Sketch Plan

Sketch (plan) CRAYON. To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing. Focusing on the design process of today's most noteworthy architects, Sketch Plan Build explores the reasoning, resources, and influences behind the projects of today's most recognized architects. This book is a primary tool for under-standing the different traits and nuances each architect uses to express their own ideas.

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Sketch Plan


A sketch plan is an illustrative plan or model that shows the maximum densities for residential and non-residential development, including building massing and height, locations of public use and other spaces, and the relationship to existing and proposed buildings and properties. A Sketch Plan is required for optional methods of development and is intended to provide circulation patterns and description of the public benefits proposed and incentive densities requested, as well as the phasing of the development and public benefits.

Forest Conservation:

Sketch Plan

Forest Conservation Law does not need to be satisfied before submitting a Sketch Plan.

Development Review Committee (DRC):

Sketch Plans go to DRC.

Decision Type:

The Planning Board approves the Sketch Plan prior to Preliminary Plan and Site Plan review.



Sketch Plan fees vary by project specifications. Consult page 4 of our fee schedule to determine fee.

Review Time:

Planning Board Hearing must take place within 90 days of intake acceptance.


Sketch Plans may be amended. Before submitting an application, applicants must meet with planning staff and receive an amendment checklist that outlines the required submission items.

Application Instructions

Fill out this application form and email the PDF to [email protected] Once our team has received the application and entered it into our system, the primary contact listed on the application form will be asked to upload files to ePlans.

Sketch Plants

Essential Documents

Sketch plane solidworks

Supporting Documents

Sketch plane curve

Related Forms

Sketch plane definition

Guides and Tools

  • Amendment Tools
    • Notice Letters
  • See the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Development Review page for their development review application.

Sketch Plan With Vicinity Map

Sketch Plan Presentation

A livestream presentation hosted on December 3, 2020. Learn more here >

The Wheaton Gateway development team hosted this livestream presentation of the Wheaton Gateway Sketch Plan for the public to learn more about the project, engage the team, ask questions, and share their feedback. You may watch the presentation below.


If you prefer to browse the presentation on your own, you may download the Sketch Plan presentation in PDF format (13 MB).

Submit Your Feedback

We encourage you to share your feedback on the Sketch Plan. We will endeavor to respond to all of the questions and comments we receive, and while we cannot guarantee to accommodate all public feedback, we can assure you that our development team is listening and will carefully consider all the suggestions we receive.

In February 2020, a Concept Plan was previously submitted to the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission. The Wheaton Gateway development team later hosted a livestream presentation to the public in April 2020.