The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 2:00 pm


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 9:00 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 Chair specifically leaves the record open. Comments should be transmitted via e-mail to, faxed to Chair Françoise Carrier at 301-495-1320, or addressed to: Françoise Carrier, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
  3. Occasionally due to time constraints, the Planning Board may limit the total amount of time dedicated to public testimony. Total time limits will be listed on the agenda. Public testimony will not be taken for items identified as Briefings, Worksessions and/or Roundtables. On other occassions when no public testimony will be taken, the agenda will specifiy.
  4. Sign up online or call 301-495-4600 to testify on any agenda item in advance of a hearing.
  5. Listen to the Planning Board proceedings live on our website: Or on Thursdays, call 301-495-4605 (during normal business hours) for status of the agenda.
  6. The Planning Board makes the final decision on any agenda items with an (*). On such matters, Maryland law and the Planning Board’s Rules of Procedure prohibit any member of the public from directly contacting or communicating with Board members outside the public hearing setting. See the Outside Communications section of the Planning Board Rules of Procedure for more information.

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  ** For more details about the Planning Board’s action on any item, you may link to the videotaped hearing after noon on the day following the meeting and select the item you wish to hear. **
item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220110020, Oak Grove (Glenstone); RE-2 zone; 1 lot; located on the west side of Glen Road, 700 feet south of Three Sisters Road; Potomac Subregion

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Small’s Nursery Preliminary Plan 11994011C – ADOPTION OF MCPB CORRECTED RESOLUTION No. 10-91

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*D. Approval of Minutes


Minutes of September 23, 2010

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 3 Mandatory Referral No. 10716-MCPS-1: IMF Bretton Woods Country Club Communications Tower (Revised Staff Memo)

M. O'Quinn

15700 River Road, RNC Zone, Potomac Subregion Master Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: No Action Taken.
Item *4 Forest Conservation Variance Request for SC2010013 Horizon Hill Lot 12

J. Penn

Request for a variance under section 22A-21 of the Montogmery County Forest Conservation Law for the impact and removal of specimen trees pursuant to Section 1607(c) of the Natural Resources Article, MD Ann. Code
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item *5

Preliminary Plan 119961120, Danac Stiles Property – APF Extension Request

P. Butler

I-3 zone; 25.49 acres; 669,539 square feet of office use previously approved; request to extend the validity of the APF approval for 6 years until July 9, 2017; located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Key West Avenue and Great Seneca Highway; Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *6 Site Plan Amendment Review No. 81984118A, CRI Building

M. Smith

O-M zone; 2.58 acres; amendment to restripe the existing parking garage, add surface parking & accompanying landscape and lighting improvements, including a 15% parking waiver; located at the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Edson Lane and Rockville Pike; North Bethesda/Garrett Park

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 9 Roundtable Discussion - NEW TIME


Update on State and County Transitway Planning Activities
12:00 PM LUNCH
Item 7

Public Hearing, Worksession and Action on Update to Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites and Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation: Kensington Cabin

C. Kelly/S. Whipple

Planning Board Action/Decision: Transmit comments to County Council.

Item 8

Public Hearing on Updates to Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites and Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation: Upper Patuxent Area Resources

S. Youla/S. Whipple

A. Staff Memo

B. Public Hearing Draft

Planning Board Actio/Decision: Discussion only; no vote taken.

Public Testimony Limited to Three (3) Minutes Per Speaker; Two (2) Hours in Total



Item 2 Enterprise Fund FY 2010 Preliminary End of Year Actuals - NEW TIME

C. Brett

Details on revenue, expenditures, programs and projects for the Enterprise Division
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approval to transmit to PHED Committee.
Item 10 Briefing: FY 12 Budget Priorities Continuation - POSTPONED
Item 11 Closed Session - ADDITION


Pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section 10-508(a)(9) to conduct collective bargaining negotiations or consider matters that relate to the negotiations




public notice

Department of Permitting Services
Division of Water Resources Management
has received a


The site is located at 16101 Oak Hill Road, which is within the Upper Paint Branch Watershed. The Upper Paint Branch Watershed is a designated Special Protection Area. The proposed project will utilize the site as a Country Inn along with associated smaller structures and parking. The project consists of a total of 8.29 acres.


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 October 8, 2010). 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 Mark Etheridge at (240) 777-6338. 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



public notice

Planning Board Seeks Public Comment on
Water and Sewer Category Change Requests

The Planning Board will hear testimony and consider recommendations for the water and sewer category change requests listed below on Thursday October 21, 2010. These applications request that community water and/or sewer service be extended to individual properties. Recommendations from the Planning Board will be presented to the County Executive. A public hearing on these cases will take place on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Department of Environmental Protection in Rockville.

Case Number

Applicant/Owner and Property Location

Master Plan Area


Mont. Co. Government - Ross Boddy Community Center

Sandy Spring


Jesus House, D.C.



Liesa McFadden Estate (by Linda Stone)



Hossein Rad



Walter Hsu



John Troha & Carol Tutera



The Planning Board’s website for the staff report and agenda is:

Written comments are also welcomed prior to the Planning Board Hearing and should be addressed to:


Chair Françoise Carrier
Montgomery County Planning Board
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910


For staff questions, contact Katherine Nelson at 301-495-4622 or

See also the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) website at: or call DEP (240-777-7700).