The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 2:30 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 may submit a written statement for consideration by the Planning Board. Written comments must be received in the Chair's office at least 24 hours in advance of the Planning Board hearing date, referencing the hearing date and item, to be reviewed by the Board and included in the official record of the hearing. Written comments received within 24 hours before a hearing will be placed in the file, but will not be considered by the Planning Board or included in the official record. 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. Copies of testimony presented orally or copies of correspondence will not be distributed at the hearing.
  4. Occasionally due to time constraints, the Planning Board may limit the total amount of time dedicated to public testimony. Public testimony may not be taken for items identified as Briefings, Worksessions and/or Roundtables. On other occasions when no public testimony will be taken, the agenda will specifiy.
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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


Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

Milestone Business Park Preliminary Plan 11987271B – ADOPTION OF MCPB No. 11-09


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items


Milestone Business Park Site Plan Limited Amendment 82001009C - ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-17

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of January 20, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 9 House Bill 948 Land Use - State Rail Station Overlay Districts - ADDITION

J. Sesker/P. Weiss

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
item 2 White Flint Staging and Implementation Legislation (Action)

J. Sesker/D. Hardy

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 3

Continued Discussion of CR Zones Zoning Text Amendment

J. Sloan

Presentation / Section15.8-15.9 Clean Version / Section 15.8-15.9 Marked Up Version

Analysis Spreadsheet / Testimony

CR Zones Website


Summary of testimony received, review of Sections 59-C-15.8, 59-C-15.9, and presentation of alternatives for undecided issues.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

Item 10 Closed Session - ADDITION

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

Item 11 Closed Session - ADDITION
C. Sorrento

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(8) to consult with staff, consultants, or other individuals about pending or potential litigation

Item 4 Closed Session

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(1) to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of Commission appointees, employees, or officials; or to discuss any other personnel matter that affects 1 or more specific employees

item *5 Site Plan Review No. 820110070, Potomac Village Shopping Center - POSTPONED

M. Smith

C-1 zone; 0.018 acres; The Site Plan application concerns an area of only 545 SF for permission to add 545 SF to existing vacant space to accommodate a new restaurant; located on 10100 River Road south of Falls Road; Potomac

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item *6 Preliminary Plan 120110020 and Final Water Quality Plan, Goddard School - Clarksburg

P. Butler

R-200 zone; 5 acres; 1 lot requested for a 20,500 square foot private daycare facility; located on the west side of Frederick Road (MD 355), approximately 1,350 feet north of West Old Baltimore Road; Clarksburg Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 7 Roundtable Discussion - REVISED


A. Planning Director's Report

B. Monthly White Flint Implementation Update - Discuss status of transportation approval and biennial monitoring program - POSTPONED

C. WSSC Septage Discharge Facility - Review site selection process and provide input to WSSC on the proposed Septage Discharge Facility at the former Rock Creek Wastewater Treatment Site, Rockville.

D. Update Board on Status of Kensington Plan

E. Briefing City of Rockville MD 355 Corridor Plan - ADDITION

Item 8 Enforcement Hearing; Montgomery County Planning Department v. Christopher Pirtle - POSTPONED

C. Sorrento