The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

REVISED: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:20 am

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9:00 am PLANNING BOARD TOUR  
  Tour of Wheaton Safeway  
11:30 am LUNCH  
Item 13

CLOSED SESSION

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

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Item 1

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

M. Riley

 
Item 11

Closed Session

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland, Section 10-508 (a) (3) to consider the acquisition of real property for a Commission purpose and matters relating thereto

W. Gries

MOVED FROM FEBRUARY 13 AGENDA 
1:30 pm PLANNING BOARD MEETING MRO AUDITORIUM
Item 2

Consent Agenda

 
 

*A. Adoption of Resolutions 

 
 

1. 8001 Newell Street Site Plan 820140020 – MCPB No. 13-191

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted. 
 

*B. Record Plats 

 
  Subdivision Plat No. 220131470, Glen Echo Heights
R-90 zone, 2 lots, located on the north side of Dahlonega Road, 450 feet west of Wiscasset Road; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved. 
  Subdivision Plat No. 220140110, Chevy Chase, Section 5
R-60 zone, 1 lot; located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Connecticut Avenue (MD 185) and Woodbine Street; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
  Subdivision Plat No. 220140290, Burning Tree Valley Holton-Arms School / Bradley Hills Grove
R-90 and R-200 zones, 1 lot and 1 parcel, located on the east side of Darby Road, 350 feet south of Darby Place; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
 

*C. Other Consent Items 

 
  Piedmont Crossing Site Plan Amendment No. 82006012C
Request to modify the approved Site Plan to revise the layout of the neighborhood park and to modify the development program and the associated timing of the release of the remaining building permits, on 35.74 acres in the R-90 Zone, located along Amity Drive, west of Bounding Bend Court, in the 2006 Shady Grove Sector Plan area.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions

N. Yearwood

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.
 

*D. Approval of Minutes  

 
 

Minutes of January 23, 2014 (MOVED TO FEBRUARY 27 AGENDA)

Minutes of January 9 and 17, 2014 (MOVED FROM FEBRUARY 13 AGENDA)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item 3

Roundtable Discussion

Parks Planning Director’s Report

 
Item 4 Norbeck-Muncaster Mill Neighborhood Park

Authorization to acquire 38,881 square feet (0.89 acres), more or less, improved, from Julio C. and Marsha B. Zangroniz,
located at 4011 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, Maryland 20853

Staff Recommendation: Approval

W. Gries

MOVED TO FEBRUARY 27 AGENDA 
Item 5

CAPRA – Presentation of the Comprehensive Recreation Program Plan

Brief Planning Board on the Contents of the Comprehensive Recreation Program Plan for CAPRA 6.0 Programs and Services.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

C. Brett/E. Michele

POSTPONED  
Item *6

Granby Woods, Lots 35, 36 and 37, Block B: Limited Preliminary Plan Amendment 11981058A: (Deferred from September 12, 2013)
Request for a partial release and amendment of a covenant for future right-of-way dedication and road construction; lots located on Azalea Drive approximately 600 feet southwest of its intersection with Griffith Farm Road; 5.65 acres; RE-1 zone. Upper Rock Creek Master Plan
Staff Recommendation: Approval

C. Conlon

TIME CHANGED 

 

POSTPONED TO MARCH 6, 2014 

Item 7

Purple Line – Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Term Sheet between M—NCPPC (Montgomery County Only) and Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)

Consider authorizing Department of Parks staff and Planning Department staff to develop MOA based upon provisions in MOA Term Sheet

M. Dolan/M.Riley

POSTPONED TO MARCH 6, 2014   
Item 8

A. County Council Bills on Sustainability and Energy Conservation including:

Bill 2-14, Environmental Sustainability - Buildings - Benchmarking
Bill 3-14, Buildings - Energy Efficiency - Energy Standards
Bill 4-14, Streets and Roads - County Street Lights
Bill 5-14, Environmental Sustainability - Social Cost of Carbon Assessments
Bill 6-14, Environmental Sustainability - Office of Sustainability - Established
Bill 7-14, Contracts and Procurement - Certified Green Business Program
Bill 8-14, Buildings - County Buildings - Clean Energy Renewable Technology
Bill 9-14, Environmental Sustainability - Renewable Energy - County Purchase
Bill 10-14, Buildings - Solar Permits - Expedited Review
Bill 11-14, Buildings - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits - Expedited Review
Bill 12-14, Personnel - Telecommuting - Amendments

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council
B. Zoning Text Amendment No. 14-01
To require electric vehicle charging stations under certain circumstances

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council
(Action required for Council Public Hearing of 2/25/14)
C. Zoning Text Amendment No. 14-02
To exempt certain solar energy structures from height and setbacks.

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council
(Action required for Council Public Hearing of 2/25/14)

M. Dolan/R.Kamen

TIME CHANGED 

 

MOVED TO FEBRUARY 27 AGENDA   

Item 9 Adoption of Bethesda Purple Line Station Minor Master Plan Amendment

Staff Recommendation: Transmit to the Full Commission for Adoption

E. Hisel-McCoy

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit to Full Commission for Adoption. 

 

MOVED FROM FEBRUARY 13 AGENDA 

 

TIME CHANGED 

Item 10 Farquhar Middle School
A. Mandatory Referral review of land acquisition and change in use. MCPS is acquiring approximately 17 acres of parkland on Batchellors Forest Road in Olney located adjacent to the current school site to redevelop Farquhar Middle School, which will be combined with the 18 acre site currently housing the school. The combined 35 acres will be developed for use as a school and a park.
Staff Recommendation: Approval to Transmit Recommendations to MCPS 
B. Release of Rural Open Space Easement granted to M-NCPPC by Pulte Home Corporation on approximately 17 acres of land dedicated to M-NCPPC as parkland as a condition of Batchellors Forest Site Plan No. 820080190/A located on Batchellors Forest Road in Olney adjacent to the Farquhar Middle School.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions and Adoption of Resolutions

C. Abandonment of Deed of Dedication granted by Pulte Home Corporation to M-NCPPC on approximately 17 acres of land as parkland as a condition of Batchellors Forest Site Plan No. 820080190/A located on Batchellors Forest Road in Olney adjacent to the Farquhar Middle School in exchange for Perpetual Use Easement to be granted by MCPS to M-NCPPC over 18 acre site currently housing the adjoining Farquhar Middle School.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions and Adoption of Resoutions for Recommendation to Commission

A & B - F. Boyd

C - C. Rubin

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Recommendations to MCPS. 

 

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

 

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.     

 

MOVED FROM FEBRUARY 13 AGENDA 

 

TIME CHANGED 

 

 

Item 12

Planning Board Discussion RE: Expedited Forest Conservation Law Amendments

 

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

 

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