The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 14, 2009


May 4, 2009

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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  1. Unless otherwise noted, Planning Board meetings are held on Thursdays and begin at 9 a.m. The agenda is subject to change and certain items may be postponed or added.
  2. The Planning Board encourages public testimony unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Refer to the Planning Board Rules of Procedure for more information on public testimony. Any individual or organization not scheduled for public testimony may submit a written statement for consideration by the Planning Board. Written comments should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the Planning Board hearing date with reference to the matter to ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Commission. Written comments received on the day of the hearing via email, fax, or postal mail may not be considered by the Planning Board or included in the record unless the Chairman specifically leaves the record open. Comments should be transmitted via e-mail to, faxed to Chairman Royce Hanson at 301-495-1320, or addressed to: Royce Hanson, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
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item *1 Adoption of Opinions/Resolutions


Item *2 Record Plats


Item *3 Consent Items


Item 4 Approval of Minutes
  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item 5 Worksession #2–Gaithersburg West Master Plan - Environment, CCT, LSC Districts, and Design Guidelines

N. Sturgeon


Design Guidelines


(No Public Testimony will be taken)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only, no vote taken.

Item 6 Proposed Zoning Text Amendment

N. Sturgeon/ G. Russ


To amend the Zoning Ordinance to amend the Life Sciences Center (LSC) zone to permit mixed-use development under certain circumstances in order to promote the growth and advancement of life sciences and applied technologies and to establish the use of building lot termination development rights in the LSC zone..
Staff recommendation: Transmit to County Council for introduction.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only, no vote taken.

Item 13

Closed Session - ADDED

D. Lieb


In accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508(a)(7), State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice


Item 11

Amendment to the Silver Spring Central Business District Urban Renewal Plan: Pedestrian Bridge - ADDED

J. Carter


CBD 0.5, CBD 1, CBD 2 and CBD 3 Zones, CBD Silver Spring Sector Plan.

Staff recommendation: Approval to transmit comments to the County Council

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to transmit comments with changes
Item *7 Preliminary Plan No. 120070510, EZ Storage – Burtonsville Industrial Park

N. Braunstein


I-3 and Burtonsville Employment Overlay zones; 3.04 acres; 1 lot requested; self storage facility with 147,142 square feet of floor area; located on Sandy Spring Road (MD 198), 400 feet west of its intersection with Starpointe Drive; Fairland.
Staff recommendation: Approval with conditions

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with changes
Item 8 Policy Area Mobility Review FY2010 Requirements

E. Graye


Presentation to Board and discussion; required annually under Annual Growth Policy legislation. Present the year 2013 Policy Area Mobility Review (PAMR) analysis and results, including the FY 2010 PAMR trip mitigation requirements

Staff recommendation: Adopt FY 2010 PAMR mitigation requirements effective July 1, 2009

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved
Item 12 Parks Central Maintenance Facility Relocation: Site Selection / Analysis – Review staff evaluation for alternative relocation sites for acquisition - POSTPONED

J. Hench


Staff recommendation: Discussion

Item 9 Roundtable Discussion


A. Commissioners' Reports

B. Director's Reports

C. County Council Activity

D. ICC Status Report #18



Item 10

Growing Smarter speaker series - Lee Sobel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Business Case for Smart Growth


Lee Sobel, a development and finance analyst with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will focus on policy, technical assistance and outreach on development that achieves smart growth goals.




May 4 7:00 p.m. Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring
  5 6:30 p.m. Fire Access Demonstration, Clarksburg Recreation Center, Wims Road, Clarksburg
  7 9:00 a.m. Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring
  14 9:00 a.m. Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring
  21 9:00 a.m. Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring
  28 9:00 a.m. Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring










Department of Permitting Services
Division of Land Development Services
has received a

Orchard Run

The site is located at the northwestern area of the Brink Road and MD Route 27 intersection. The development consists of 54.4 acres and the proposed use is for a planned retirement community. This area is located in the Clarksburg Special Protection Area.

If you wish to request a public information meeting, a written request must be submitted to this office within 15 days of this notice (Notice posted 4/13/2009).

The Water Quality Plans are available for review at the Department of Permitting Services office during working hours (8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday).

For further information, please call Leo Galanko at (240) 777-6242. The address for the Department of Permitting Services is:

Department of Permitting Services
Land Development Services, Water Resources
255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850