The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 3:30 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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Item 9 Closed Session - ADDITION

D. Lieb

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

item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

1. Rock Spring Centre Preliminary Plan 11998092B – ADOPTION OF MCPB No. 11-15

2. Rock Spring Centre Site Plan 820090030 – ADOPTION OF MCPB No. 11-16


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220100870 - 220100880, Bethesda Church Overlook; RNC/TDR zone; 15 lots, 5 parcels; located on the south side of Bethesda Church Road, 700 feet west of Ridge Road; Damascus.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

2. Subdivision Plat No. 220101130 – 220101170, Clarksburg Town Center; RMX zone; 14 parcels; located on the northeast side of General Store Drive and Overlook Park Drive at the intersection with Clarksburg Square Road; Clarksburg.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.




*C. Other Consent Items

J. Sloan Site Plan Amendment Review No. 81990027B, Rock Spring Park-Lincoln Building, ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-20; I-3 zone; 12.52 acres; amendment to modify the building configuration, loading and parking and the landscaping and lighting; North Bethesda-Garrett Park

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes
  Minutes of February 10, 2011
item *2 Preliminary Plan No. 120100050: Cedar Knolls Farm

R. Weaver

One single family detached home, located in the northwest corner of the intersection of Haw Lane and Ednor Road, 1.02 acres, RC zone, Sandy Spring-Ashton Master Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 3 Roundtable Discussion

N. Yearwood/S. Etermadi

Discussion of possible amendment to 2006 Shady Grove Sector Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

item 4 Briefing: Semi Annual Report

R. Stanley & V. Berton /

M. Riley & J. Cohall

Review outline for content of 2011 Spring Semi-annual Report to Council

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

item 5 Presentation of Revised Staff Draft Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan

F. Boyd/K. Afzal

A. Staff Memo

B. Draft Sector Plan Highlighted

C. Draft Sector Plan Clean Version

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 6 Planning Board Draft Wheaton CBD and Vicinity Sector Plan - POSTPONED

S. Tallant/K. Afzal

Staff Recommendation: Review Proposed Plan and Approve Transmittal to the County Executive and the County Council

Item 7 Mandatory Referral: Seminary Road Intersection Improvements: Seminary Road, Seminary Place, Second Avenue, Linden Lane, and Brookville Road, CIP No. 509337, MR#2010813

C. Eapen

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Comments
Item 8 Closed Session

P. Barney/J. Prepeitit

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