The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:50 pm


8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. Glen Echo Heights Preliminary Plan 120120100 - MCPB No. 13-14

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

2. Stringtown Road FCP No. MR2013019 – MCPB No. 13-27

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

3. Stringtown Road WQP No. MR2013019 – MCPB No. 13-28

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

4. Highlands at Clarksburg FCP Amendment No. 820020220 – MCPB No. 13-30

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

5. Clarksburg Village Phase I FCP Amendment 820030020 – MCPB No. 13-65

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

6. Bethesda Commerce Project Plan 920130030 – MCPB No. 13-36

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of March 7 and Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 Montgomery County Parks Foundation Annual Report - POSTPONED

D. Rankin

2012 Audit

The Montgomery County Parks Foundation will present an Annual Report for its fiscal year 2012 (January-December 2012).
Staff Recommendation: Discussion

Item 3 Presentation from Go Ape

C. Brett

Briefing by Go Ape on operations at the Rock Creek Regional Park.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.

Item 4 Briefing on 2012 Montgomery County Revenue Authority's Annual Report


C. Brett

Annual Report

Briefing by the Montgomery County Revenue Authority on the operation of the Commission's golf courses.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.

Item 5 Parkland Dedication and Footing Easement on Little Falls Park

M. Ma

Developer EYA/LF Associates, LLC of Hoyt Property requests approval of the dedication of 1,097 square feet of the property to M-NCPPC in exchange for a 698-square-foot easement for the construction and maintenance of the footing of retaining walls along the east property line of Hoyt Property.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 6 Zoning Text Amendment No. 13-01

G. Russ

Allow fences under certain circumstances without a site plan or a site plan amendment in Planned Unit Development Zones.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Comments to County Council.

(Action required for County Council public hearing of 4/16/13)

Item 7 Presentation on Trendsheets Findings

R. Ruiz

The Center for Research and Information Systems (CRIS) will present findings from newly published Trendsheets on topics relating to commercial space (both office and retail), employment, housing sales, and resident income.

11:30 PM LUNCH
Item 8 Closed Session - REMOVED

P. Barney/
M. Bradford/
R. Krasnow

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 14 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 15 Closed Session - ADDED

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 Long Branch Sector Plan Worksession

M. Williams


Worksession 1

Worksession 2

Worksession 3

Planning Board Action/Decision: discuss Sector Plan

Item *10 Preliminary Plan Amendment 12000094A in Response to a Violation – Tomahawk Estates, Lot 109

D. Johnsen

RDT zone; 44.71 acres; one existing lot containing a single-family residential dwelling; request to relocate a portion of an existing conservation easement on-site; located at 24310 Burnt Hill Road, 3,750 feet northeast from the intersection of Burnt Hill Road and Snowden Farm Parkway in Clarksburg; Clarksburg Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions

Item *11 Site Plan Review No. 820130030, Bethesda Mews

T. Schneider

R-90 Zone with MPDU option, 9.87 acres, 34 dwelling units including 5 one-family attached MPDUs, located on Old Georgetown Road at the southeast intersection with Alta Vista Road, Bethesda Chevy-Chase

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions

Item 13 Worksession Clarksburg Limited Master Plan for the Ten Mile Creek Watershed - Presentation and Discussion of Scenario Analysis - TIME CHANGED

V. Lazdins/
M. Dolan


Planning Board Action/Decision: Discuss and Provide Guidance to Staff

Item 16

Proposed Amendment to the Planning Department Proposed FY14 Budget - ITPCC GIS Virtualization Project

Planning Board Action/Decision: approved

Item 12 Zoning Code Revision Implementation - TIME CHANGED

P. Dunn

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9:45 pm ADJOURN