The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:15 am


8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. Chelsea Court Preliminary Plan 120130060 MCPB No. 13-57

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

2. Chelsea Court Site Plan 820130040 MCPB No. 13-64

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

3. Garnkirk Farms Preliminary Plan 120080240 MCPB No. 13-76

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

4. Garnkirk Farms Site Plan 820120100 MCPB No. 13-77

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220090920, Jerusalem
RMH-200 zone, 3 lots; located at the terminus of Jerusalem Church Terrace, approximately 1,100 feet northwest of Jerusalem Church Road; Agriculture and Rural Open Space Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220100320, Briars Acres (Revision)
R-200 zone, 4 lots; located in the northwest corner of the intersection of Briars Road and Olney-Laytonsville Road (MD 108); Olney Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220100570 - 220100580, Seneca Springs
RE-2C zone, 7 lots, 1 outlot, 2 parcels; located on the east side of Bonny Brook Lane, 350 feet north of Heather Field Court; Damascus Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220131210, Somerset Heights
R-60 zone, 1 lot; located on the north side of Dorset Avenue, 300 feet west of Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355); Bethesda - Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220131280, Alta Vista Terrace
R-60 zone, 2 lots; located on the east side of Phoenix Drive, 150 feet south of Anniston Road; Bethesda - Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of May 16, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item 3

Parks FY 15-20 Capital Improvements Program – Strategy Session #1

 C. Morgan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.
Item 4 Park Facility Plan: Brookside Gardens Propagation Area

K. Paniati

Facility Plan for a new greenhouse and propagation facilities, located in the maintenance area of Brookside Gardens, on the south side of Glenallan Avenue at Fernmont Lane, Wheaton Regional Park, Kensington-Wheaton Master Plan Area.

Attachment 1
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item 6 Zoning Text Amendment No.: 13-02


Allow a self- storage facility in certain CBD zones under certain circumstances. - Transmit Comments to County Council.
(Action required for County Council public hearing of 6/18/13)

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

11:30 AM LUNCH
Item 7 Closed Session - ADDED/TIME CHANGED

W. Gries

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 relating thereto

Item 11 Closed Session - ADDED/TIME CHANGED

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

Item *5 Reconsideration Request for Preliminary Plan No. 120120210: Crystal Rock (Lerner Property) - TIME CHANGED

R. Weaver

An amendment to a condition concerning the use of private streets for a mixed-use development with a total of 3,284,000 square feet of office, retail, hotel, and residential floor area, located north of Father Hurley Boulevard/Ridge Road (MD 27), between Crystal Rock Drive and I-270, 107.70 acres, TMX-2 Zone,
Sector Plan for the Germantown Employment Area
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item 8 Worksession #2: Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan

 L. Cole

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

Attachment 3

Item 9 Biennial Master Plan Monitoring Report

J. Sloan

Implementation status, staging issues and CIP recommendations for White Flint, Great Seneca Science Corridor and Shady Grove

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

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

Item 13

Purple Line at Terminus Minor Master Plan Bethesda Purple Line Station Minor Master Plan Amendment - Present Scope of Work Discussion Item
- Moved from June 6 Agenda

V. Lazdins/E. Hisel-McCoy

Staff Recommendation: Approve Scope of Work

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.


item 7


item 10


J. Mukherjee

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved Report and Transmit to County Council President and the Director of the State Department of Planning.
7:00 pm ADJOURN