The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 2:45 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

1. 4900 Fairmont Avenue, Project Plan 92007003A – MCPB No. 12-70

2. 4900 Fairmont Avenue, Site Plan 8210120120 – MCPB No. 12-71

3. Gladhill Tractor Mart Preliminary Plan 12002047A – Corrected Resolution MCPB No. 12-100

4. Fairland Animal Hospital Preliminary Plan 120120120 – Corrected Resolution MCPB No. 12-88


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220120020, Washington- Rockville Industrial Park; RMX-3C zone, 3 parcels; located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Rockville Pike (MD 355) and Randolph Road. North Bethesda/Garrett Park Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Site Plan Amendment 82004015I Park Potomac; Located on the northwest quadrant, intersection of Montrose Road and I-270. Parcels L & CC-LL / Block H. This amendment will correct the Staff Report of the Limited Site Plan Amendment (dated July 13, 2012) and the conditions of approval for the final Resolution.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved and Adopted Resolution.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of June 7, June 21, June 28, July 12, and July 16, 2012

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *2 Preliminary Plan No. 120120080, Shady Grove Station (Montgomery County Service Park Redevelopment) (DEFERRED from 07/26/12)

N. Yearwood

Staff Report; Addendum

Proposed development for 2, 210 dwelling units, 40,000 square feet of retail, and 133, 250 square feet of office; on approximately 90 acres in the TOMX-2/TDR zone; located on Crabbs Branch Way at the intersection with Shady Grove Road in the Shady Grove Sector Plan area.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved and Adopted Resolution.

item 3 Sectional Map Amendment for the Takoma Langley Sector Plan

F. Boyd

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved Request to File Sectional Map Amendment.
Item 4 Zoning Text Amendment 12-10

G. Russ

Amend the provisions for determining the established building line; and amend the applicability of the established building line requirement.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Comments to County Council.

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing on 9/11/12)

Item 5 Zoning Text Amendment 12-11

G. Russ/P. Dunn

Revise the requirements for permitting accessory apartments in order to allow them by right under certain circumstances and under certain quanitifiable standards and conditions.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Comments to County Council.

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing on 9/11/12)

Item 6 Closed Session


Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(3) to consider the acquisition of real property for a Commission purpose and matters directly related thereto

Item 9 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 7 Worksession on Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan

E. Hisel-McCoy

Staff Report; Attachment 1; Attachment 2; Attachment 3

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved Public Hearing Draft and Set Public Hearing Date.

(No Public Comment)

Item 8 Roundtable Discussion


FY 2012 Development Applications Submissions and Processing

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion Only.