The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 6:00 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


Alvermar Woods, Lot 17 Preliminary Plan 11994034A - ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-148

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items


1. Site Plan Amendment Review No. 82003011C for The Meadows at Hurley Ridge in response to a violation - POSTPONED

2. Site Plan Amendment No. 82003011C for Meadowsweet in response to a violation - POSTPONED

3. MCPB Resolution 11-29 to adopt the Amendment to the Housing Element of the Montgomery County General Plan, as modified by the District Council

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of April 14, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 10 Budget Transfer - ADDITION


Budget transfer requests from Parks and Planning Departments

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 2 Worksession: Public Hearing Draft Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan

F. Boyd/K. Afzal

1. Staff Report

2. Letters received after public hearing

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

Item 3

Zoning Text Amendment 11-01

J. Sloan/G. Russ

A. Staff Memo

B. Council Introduced ZTA - ADDITION

To establish the Commercial/Residential Neighborhood (CRN) and Commercial/Residential Town (CRT) zones; and generally amend the Commercial/Residential zones.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing of 5/17/11)



1:00 pm LUNCH
Item 4

Closed Session

D. Lieb

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



Item 4 Roundtable Discussion

M. Bradford

Parks Director's Report
Item 5

Board of Appeals No. S-2802: Norbeck Montessori School

E. Tesfaye/M. Kishter

Request for a special exception for a private educational institution, RE-1 Zone; located on Parcel P147, at 15920 Emory Lane, Rockville, Maryland.
*A. Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan No. S-2802: Norbeck Montessori School: Private educational institution.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
B. Special Exception No. S-2802: Norbeck Montessori School: Request for a special exception for a private educational institution.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Action Required for Hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 06/03/11)

Item 6 White Flint Staging and Implementation Guidelines for Community Facilities

N. Yearwood

Staff Recommendation: Discuss Proposed Guidelines for Implementing the White Flint Sector Plan

Item *7

Special Protection Area (SPA) Final Water Quality Plan No. MR2010711: Montgomery County Animal Shelter (Laytonia) - REVISED

J. Penn

Northeast quadrant of Muncaster Mill and Airpark Roads; 48.17 acres, RE-1 zone; Upper Rock Creek Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions



Item 8

Worksession: Takoma-Langley Crossroads Design Guidelines - POSTPONED

J. Marcolin

Staff Recommendation: Provide Guidance to Staff Regarding Proposed Urban Design Guidelines for the Takoma Langley Crossroads Sector Plan