The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Monday, December 8, 2008


November 21, 2008

Last update: December 8, 2008 2:00 PM

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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Item 3 CLOSED SESSION - ADDED (3rd Floor Conference Room)
D. Daniel In accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508(a)(7), Annotated Code of Maryland, to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice. (Clarksburg)
Item 1 MTA: Purple Line DEIS Informational Briefing - Worksession (MRO Auditorium)

M. Madden

D. Hardy

T. Autrey

K. Holt

(No public testimony will be permitted at this time)

Overview of the Purple Line Alternatives Analysis / Draft Environmental Impact Statement (AA/DEIS), presented by Mike Madden, Project Manager, Maryland Transit Administration. Planning Department staff and the MTA project team will present a summary of the feedback they received during public meetings held in the last six weeks about the proposed alignments.

The Planning Board public hearing on the Purple Line AA/DEIS is scheduled for January 8, 2009 when the Board will hear public comment on the staff recommendations for the Purple Line. The staff recommendations will be available December 22, 2008.

Item 2 SilverPlace - CANCELLED

M. Riley

D. Hertz

(Continuation of MCPB 12/04/08 agenda item)

Supplemental Appropriation to the MNCPPC FY 09 Capital Budget and Amendment to the FY 09-14 Capital Improvements Program

SilverPlace, located at 8787 Georgia in the Silver Spring CBD, will feature a new consolidated headquarters for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, housing, and outstanding public spaces. It will be developed in accordance with a plan established through a community design charrette in June 2008. The project scope, cost, and schedule will be presented as the basis of the funding request

Staff recommendation: Approval to transmit funding request to County Council