The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 4:15 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 date 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 specify.
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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 5 Closed Session - TIME CHANGED


Pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article, Section 10-508(a)(7) (consult with counsel to obtain legal advice)
Item 6 Reconsideration Request of 8300 Wisconsin Avenue Preliminary Plan No. 12006040A - TIME CHANGED

C. Rubin

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
item 1 Consent Agenda - TIME CHANGED

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220130070, West Chevy Chase
R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the north side of Drummond Avenue, approximately 2,000 feet west of Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355). Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

2. Subdivision Plat No. 220130600, Garrett Park
R-90 zone; 1 lot; located on the south side of Kenilworth Avenue, approximately 300 feet northwest of Argyle Avenue; North Bethesda Garrett Park Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

3. Subdivision Plat No. 220130760, Chevy Chase, Section 2
R-60; 1 lot; located on the south side of Newlands Street, 175 feet east of Brookeville Road (MD 186). Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.



*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of December 13, 2012

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Minutes of December 19, 2012 - POSTPONED


Item 12

Closed Session - ADDED - REVISED

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

Item 10 Long Branch Sector Plan: Planning Board Tour - ADDED


The Board will tour the sector plan area and receive a briefing by staff. This informational session is intended for Board-staff interaction, although the public is welcome to attend. (First come, first served on the bus. Residents who do not get a seat on the bus may drive behind and join the Board at stops.) View the tour booklet


12:00 PM LUNCH


Item 11 Closed Session - ADDED


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

Item 3 ICC Environmental Stewardship/Compensatory Mitigation Projects - TIME CHANGED

M. Harper

Approve the construction of Paint Branch and Northwest Branch watershed stream restoration projects PB-12 and NW-4 as part of the ICC Environmental Stewardship and Compensatory Mitigation Program.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *2 Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 11994094B: Ketcham’s Subdivision Srour Falls - TIME CHANGED

J. Penn

Remove a portion of the Category I Conservation Easement along the rear of property, located on Woodford Road east of Falls Road (Md-189), 0.46 Acres, R-200 Zone, Potomac Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved and Adopted Resolution.

Item *7 Preliminary Plan Review No. 120120100, Glen Echo Heights - TIME CHANGED

M. Fuster

R-90, 0.58 acres, 2 lots for 2 one-family detached homes, located on Dahlonega Road, approximately 300 feet west of Wiscasset Road, Bethesda Chevy-Chase
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.
Item *8 Preliminary Plan Review No. 120110060, Takoma Park Overlook - TIME CHANGED

N. Braunstein

R-60, 0.85 acres, 4 lots for 4 one-family detached homes, located on Geneva Avenue, approximately 500 feet northeast of Richie Avenue, Takoma Park
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved and Adopted Resolution.
Item 4 Roundtable Discussion - TIME CHANGED

B - R. DeBose

C - R. Krasnow

A. Round 8.2 Small Area Forecast allocation of jobs, households, and population - POSTPONED

B. Housing Policy - REVISED

C. Planning Director's Report

D. Legislative Update - ADDED

Item 9 Zoning Code Revision – Worksession on Article 59-1 - TIME CHANGED

P. Dunn

General Zoning Code Provisions, and other remaining issues
6:00 pm ADJOURN