The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Wednesday, May 25, 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 48 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 48 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 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. Mid-Pike Plaza Sketch Plan No. 320110010 - ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-05

Planning Board Action/Decision: Postponed.

2. North Bethesda Market II Sketch Plan No. 320010030 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-07

Planning Board Action/Decision: Postponed.

3. North Bethesda Gateway Sketch Plan No. 320110020 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-06

Planning Board Action/Decision: Postponed.

4. Respondent: Johnson– Order – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-44

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

5. Respondent: Pirtle-Order – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-43

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220081810 – 220081950, Preserve at Rock Creek; RNC zone; 186 lots, 40 parcels, 1 outlot; located on the east side of Muncaster Mill Road (MD 115), approximately 3,000 feet south of Bowie Mill Road; Upper Rock Creek.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220081800, Montgomery Hospice; RE-1 zone; 1 parcel; located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Muncaster Mill Road (MD 115) and Bowie Mill Road; Upper Rock Creek.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


3. Subdivision Plat No. 220110460, Bradley Ridge; RE-2 zone; 1 parcel; located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of River Road (MD 190) and Bradley Boulevard (MD 191); Potomac.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


4. Subdivision Plat No. 220110620, Grayrob; R-60/TDR zone; 2 parcels; located on the south side of Montrose Parkway at the intersection of Montrose Park Place; North Bethesda/Garrett Park.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


5. Subdivision Plat No. 220111020, West Chevy Chase Heights; R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the north side of West Virginia Avenue, 350 feet east of Maryland Avenue; Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of April 28, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 Recognize Maryland National Capital Park Police Volunteer David Cohen


Mr. Cohen won the Statewide "Volunteer of the Year" award from Maryland Recreation and Parks Association at the 2011 MRPA Annual conference.
Item *5 Preliminary Plan No. 120050740 (Remand): Hilltop Farm - TIME CHANGE

R. Weaver

8 lots on 232 acres, located south of west of Old Baltimore Road, west of Slidell Road, north of Barnesville Road and east of Peach Tree Road, RDT Zone, Master Plan for the Preservation of Agriculture and Rural Open Space

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

Item 4 White Flint Staging and Implementation Guidelines

N. Yearwood/B. Gruswitz

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.
Item 6 Board of Appeals Special Exception No. SE 11-03: Koushan Day Care - REVISED STAFF MEMO

L. Estrada

Request for a special exception for a child daycare for up to 12 children; R-60 zone; located at 1804 Sanford Road, Silver Spring, Maryland

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

(Action Required for Hearing by Hearing Examiner on June 10, 2011)

12:30 pm - NEW TIME LUNCH
item 9 Closed Session - CANCELLED


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

item 12 Closed Session - ADDITION


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

Item 10 Department of Parks Budget Transfer - ADDITION/TIME CHANGE

S. Vera

CIP Transfer from Brookside Gardens Irrigation Project to Wheaton Playground Project
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item 3 Roundtable Discussion - TIME CHANGE

M. Bradford

Parks Director's Report
Item 11 Briefing: Burtonsville Crossroads Neighborhood Plan - ADDITION

K. O'Connor

Status Report on the Plan for the commercial area located at the intersection of US 29 and MD 198 prior to the preparation of a Staff Draft Amendment to the Fairland Master Plan
Item 7 Public Hearing, Worksession and Action on Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation: Silver Spring Baptist Church - POSTPONED

S. Whipple/C. Kelly

Add resource to the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites

Staff Recommendation: Add Resource to the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites; Recommend to County Council Designation of Resource on the Master Plan for Historic Preservation

The public hearing and worksession on the designation of the Silver Spring Baptist Church will be postponed, due to a delay in the transmittal of the amendment as required by Section 33A-5 of the County Code.

item 8 Worksession: Draft Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan - POSTPONED

F. Boyd/K. Afzal

Staff Recommendation: Approval to Transmit Planning Board Draft Plan to the County Executive and County Council



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 June 9, 2011. 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 and the County Council.

A public hearing on the Administrative cases will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 2011 at the Department of Environmental Protection in Rockville. The Hearing record for the Administrative cases will be held open until the Planning Board has commented to the County Executive.

A public hearing on the County Council cases will take place on June 16, 2011 at the County Council in Rockville.


Administrative Cases
Case Number Applicant/Owner and Property Location Master Plan
WSCCR 11A-CLO-02 Odd Fellows Lodge Cloverly
WSCCR 11A-OLN-01 Sonia Danshes Olney
WSCCR 11A-POT-04 Howard Weisman Potomac
WSCCR 11-G-TRV-02 Montgomery County DEP for Lakewood Estates property owners Potomac
WSCCR 11A-TRV-03 Rickman Travillah LLC Great Seneca Science Corridor
County Council Cases
Case Number Applicant/Owner and Property Location Master Plan
WSCCR 10G-CLO-01 Mont. Co. Government - Ross Boddy Community Center Sandy Spring
WSCCR 09-CKB-01 Orchard Run Clarksburg
WSCCR 09A-PAX-04 Sunny Varkey Cloverly
WSCCR 09A-PAX-05 Burtonsville Crossing LLC Fairland
WSCCR 09A-PAX-06 Burtonsville Associates Fairland
WSCCR 09A-TRV-02&03 Ted and Roxanne Smart Potomac
WSCCR 11A-TRV-01 Christopher and Christina Marshall Potomac


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).