Land Use Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Land Use Committee is to consider and recommend solutions to issues and concerns relating to land use and construction in the Town of Chevy Chase that may be identified by the Town Council, town residents, or the committee itself, to advise the council on the use of existing town authority to control development and redevelopment, and to identify laws, policies, and practices related to development that the town may wish to use.

Recommendations are made in view of the Town’s Strategic Plan and the public health, safety, and general welfare of town residents.


  • Rich Brancato, Council Liaison
  • Dedun Ingram, Chair
  • Rohit Bhayana
  • Kathy Flaxman
  • Sybil Freedman
  • Eric Murtagh
  • Suzanne Parmet
  • Joe Rubin
  • Stuart Sessions
  • David Valenstein

Committee Goals

Committee Reports

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted prior to each meeting. Minutes are posted upon approval at a regularly scheduled committee meeting.

About the Land Use Committee

The Land Use Committee will, among other things:

  • Advise the Town Council on land use issues as they arise
  • Monitor enactment of new state and county regulations pertaining to land use that impact the town
  • Monitor effectiveness of existing town land use ordinances and regulations and suggest modifications
  • Provide information to town residents and developers about the town’s land use goals, regulations, policies, and practices

Work Product

Please reference this list of 10 things to know before building in the town. It provides some general building and development information and is a great "jumping off" point before starting a project.