The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:00 noon


8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. Ganassa Property Preliminary Plan 120040640 MCPB No. 13-114

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats

  Subdivision Plat No. 220131320 Edgemoor
TS-R zone; 1 lot; located on northeast quadrant of the intersection of West Lane and Montgomery Lane; Bethesda CDB Sector Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220140150, Al Marah
R-200 zone; 3 lots; located on the east side of Royal Dominion Drive, at the intersection of Pepperell Drive; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


E. Banks

Extension Request for Project Plan Review No. 920130050, The Blairs Master Plan, CBD-R2, 30.37 acres, 450,000 square feet of commercial development including a 125,000 square foot hotel, 203,045 square feet of office, 3,045 square feet of which is existing, 121,955 square feet of retail and 2,800 multi-family residential units, of which 1,110 units are existing; located on Blair Mill Road, approximately 551 east of Eastern Avenue, Silver Spring CBD

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of July 25, 2013 and September 10, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 Roundtable Discussion

J. Carter/R. Kronenberg

Clarksburg TownCenter Quarterly Report
Item 3 Purple Line Final Environmental Impact Statement & Draft 4(f) Evaluation



D. Anspacher/T. Autrey

Transmit Planning Board comments to County Council and the Maryland Transit Administration

ATTACHMENT A - Chair Letter and Comments

ATTACHMENT B - Department of Parks Memo

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

ATTACHMENT C - Peer Review of Trail Projects Area 1 Memo - ADDED

ATTACHMENT D - Peer Review of Trail Projects

Item 6

Closed Session

  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 5 Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation: M-NCPPC Park Resources - REVISED - Public Hearing Pt. 2 and Worksession to be held at a later date and time, to be announced -




C. Kelly

Public Hearing Pt.I and Worksession for Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation and/or Addition to the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites for 8 M-NCPPC resources:
• Wheaton Youth Center (31/48), 11711 Georgia Avenue;
• Stubbs House (31/3-1) and Stubbs Barn (31/3-2), 2000 Shorefield Road, Wheaton Regional Park;
• Rock Creek Recreation Center (36/90), 7901 Meadowbrook Lane;
• Ken-Gar--Palisades Recreation Center (31/49), 4140 Wexford Drive;
• Pinecrest Recreation Center (32/31), 301 St. Lawrence Drive;
• Viers Mill Recreation Center (31/50), 4425 Garrett Park Road.;
• Norbeck Rosenwald School (23/113-2), 4101 Muncaster Mill Road.

Staff Recommendation: Recommend to the County Council the designation of 7 individual sites to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation. Add 7 resources to the Locational Atlas. For one resource, neither add to Locational Atlas, nor recommend Master Plan designation.

ATTACHMENT 1 - Master Plan Amendment

ATTACHMENT 2 - Research Forms

A - Wheaton Youth Center

B- Stubbs House

C- Stubbs Barn

D- Rock Creek Recreation Center

E- Pinecrest Recreation Center

F- Ken-Gar Recreation Center

G- Viers Mills Recreation Center

H- Norbeck School

ATTACHMENT 3 - Correspondence

Item 4 FY15 Budget - TIME CHANGED


J. Kroll

J. Garcia

Discussion of CAS Departments and Commissoners' Office Budget (Commissoners' Office Budget moved from the October 10 agenda)
CAS Departments Budget

Commissioners' Office Budget

6:00 pm

PUBLIC MEETING - Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

  Joint Meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board and Montgomery County Board of Education
(No Public Testimony Will be Taken)