The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 1:25 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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Item 1 Tour of MidCounty Highway Alternative Alignments

M. Dolan

The Board will tour various locations associated with the master plan and alternative alignments studied for this new road
Item 9 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 Closed Session - ADDED
C. Rubin Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice
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item 2 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items


1. Adoption of Resolutions for United Therapeutics Silver Spring Campus
           a. Project Plan No. 920130060 (MCPB 13-131)

               Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.
           b. Preliminary Plan No. 120130190 (MCPB 13-132)

               Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Planning Board Minutes of July 31, 2013 and September 4, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved..

Item 3 FY15 Budget - Worksession - TIME CHANGED

J. Kroll

K. Warnick

Discussion of Parks Office Department Budget
Item 4 Roundtable Discussion - TIME CHANGED


Park Director's Report

Item *5 Sketch Plan Amendment No. 32011002A, North Bethesda Gateway - TIME CHANGED


M. Brown

Amendment to increase residential development, decrease non-residential development, reduce the height of structures, incorporate circulation enhancements, and modify CR incentive density for public benefits; zoned CR3, C1.5, R2.5, H200 and CR4, C3.5, R2.0, H205 and located on the south side of Nicholson Lane near its intersection with Rockville Pike within the White Flint Sector Plan area.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item *6 Travilah Grove - TIME CHANGED


L. Shirley

Site Plan No. 820130200 and Final Water Quality Plan: Construction of five 60-foot high multi-family residential buildings with a total of 300 dwelling units, including 38 MPDUs on 13.72 gross acres in the CR-0.5 C0.5 R0.5 H80 Zone; located on Travilah Road, approximately 630 feet northeast of Unicorn Way, in the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan area.

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

Item *7 Beverly Farms - TIME CHANGED


B. Berbert

Preliminary Plan No. 120110290: Request to create two (2) lots; located on the north side of Tuckerman Lane, approximately 1,000 feet east of the intersection with Falls Road; 41,466 square feet (0.95 acres); R-90 zone; Potomac Subregion Master Plan.

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

Item *8 Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 11999034B: Alvemar Woods, Lot 17 (In Response to a Violation) - TIME CHANGED


J. Penn

Modify the Category I Conservation Easement on the property located at 10410 Riverwood Drive, 2.07 acres, RE-2 Zone, Potomac, Potomac Master Plan

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

5:35 pm ADJOURN