The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Monday, May 13, 2013 - 1:00 pm


8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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8:30 AM Teleconference Meeting of the Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission- MRO AUDITORIUM
item 11 Open Session - ADDED/CANCELLED

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220130870, Chevy Chase, Section 8
R-60 zone, 1 lot; located on the north side of Walsh Street, approximately 350 feet southwest of East Avenue; Bethesda Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Subdivision Plat No. 220131160, Marshall’s addition to Bethesda
PD-44 zone, 1 lot, located on the east side of Arlington Road, 500 feet north of Bradley Boulevard (MD 191); Bethesda CBD Sector Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of April 11, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 3 Worksession - Clarksburg Limited Master Plan for the Ten Mile Creek Watershed - TIME CHANGED

V. Lazdins/ M. Dolan

Presentation and Discussion of Plan Findings and Recommendations

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.

Item *9 Pre-preliminary Plan 720130060: Ten Mile Creek by Pulte Homes - REVISED/TIME CHANGED


Concept Pre-preliminary Plan for 1,007 dwelling units (303 townhouses and 704 single-family detached units including 12.5 percent MPDUs), located along the west side of MD 121 between I-270 and West Old Baltimore Road, 538 acres, RE-1/TDR 2 and Rural Zones, Clarksburg Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.

Item 8 Worksession # 6 - Long Branch Sector Plan - TIME CHANGED/REVISED

M. Williams

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.
Item 13 Closed Session - ADDED
  Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(1) to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of Commission appointees, employees, or officials; or to discuss any other personnel matter that affects 1 or more specific employees
Item 14 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 10 Chevy Chase Open Space Concept Plan Briefing - TIME CHANGED

B. Sandberg

Briefing on the Concept Plan for Chevy Chase Urban Park, developed in partnership with Chevy Chase Village and discussion of implementation strategy.
Staff Recommendations: Discussion

Item *5 Preliminary Plan Review No. 120110390 - Koseian Property - TIME CHANGED

M. Rifkin

CBD-1 zone, 0.42 acres, 1 lot for an 18,290 square foot commercial building including 12,075 square feet of office and 6,215 square feet of retail, located on Wisconsin Avenue, approximately 300 feet south of the intersection with Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda CBD

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

Item *6 Site Plan Review No. 820130090, West Chevy Chase Heights - TIME CHANGED

E. Grayson

CT zone, 0.20 acres, convert an existing house into a 4,275 square foot commercial office building, located on West Virginia Avenue, approximately 194 feet east of the intersection with Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda CBD

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions and Adoption of Resolution


Item 7

Land Use Demographic Update - MOVED TO MAY 2 AGENDA

R. DeBose

Item 12  Discussion Rural Open Space Policy - ADDED (MOVED FROM MAY 2 AGENDA)
R. Kronenberg Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item *4 Forest Conservation Plan Amendment PP2006001 – North Four Corners Local Park - TIME CHANGED/REVISED

A. Lindsey

Request to amend Forest Conservation Plan to be consistent with the revised Park Facility Plan approved January 31, 2008; R-60 Zone, on 13.93 acres located at 211 Southwood Avenue in the 1996 Four Corners Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions and Adopted Resolution.


Item 2

Roundtable Discussion - TIME CHANGED
  Planning Director’s Report
8:50 pm ADJOURN