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Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda


Thursday, April 6, 2006, 9:00 A.M.

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD20910-3760



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Important! For a variety of reasons, the following agenda may change, items may be postponed or added, and items may be heard later than the time indicated.The items are listed in the order to be heard. For the latest updated Planning Board agenda, please call 301-495-4600 or check our website. The Planning Board encourages public testimony on individual agenda items unless noted otherwise and welcomes the participation of individuals with disabilities.Italics indicate staff’s recommendation for Board action.Generally, government officials have seven minutes to testify, organizations have five minutes and individuals have three minutes. The Chairman may extend these time limits if necessary to assist the Board’s deliberations. For information on meetings in progress, please call the recorded hotline at 301-495-1333.


9:00 A.M.

PLANNING BOARD MEETING (MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Report

Director’s Reports (Planning Director)

Reconsideration Requests

1.Stoney Springs -- Postponed

2.Reserve at Fairhill -- Postponed

Adoption of Opinions

9:30 A.M.


GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)

P. Barney


A. Subject: Financial Terms of Lease between Montgomery County Revenue Authority and M-NCPPC - Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section (10-508)(a)(14) - to discuss negotiating strategy or the contents of a bid or proposal by the Montgomery County Revenue Authority and the proposed response by the Commission with regard to the Lease being negotiated for the four M-NCPPC golf courses in Montgomery County.

10:00 A.M.

B. Mooney

Item 1

Change in Golf Operations:Consideration of a staff recommendation to enter into an interim agreement with the Montgomery County Revenue Authority to operate the M-NCPPC public golf courses beginning April 15, 2006.These courses include Little Bennett, Needwood, Northwest, and Sligo and are now staffed and operated by the Department of Parks.This interim agreement is anticipated to lead to the approval of a long-term lease between the Commission and the Revenue Authority that will result in one county organization providing a comprehensive public golf system.

The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on the draft lease during public hearings that will be held by the Planning Board and the Montgomery County Council when the lease is under consideration by the respective bodies.This phase of the transition is anticipated during the next several months and will be announced on the Planning Board’s agenda.

This action is being pursued in accordance with Section 1-500 of the Commission’s procurement regulations as an intergovernmental agreement, and is therefore not subject to the competitive bidding provisions thereof.Staff Recommendation: Approval to enter operating agreement.

10:30 A.M.

D. Janousek

Item 2

Board of Appeals No. S-2651:Request by the Hearing Examiner that the Planning Board reconsider its original recommendation of approval permitting a non-residential professional office located at 7025 MacArthur Boulevard, Bethesda in the R-90 zone (Sycamore Store) in light of substantive issues that have been raised pertaining to non-conforming structures, structures pre-dating 1958 and parking waivers – Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

Part A
Part B
Part C
Part D
Part E
Part F
Part G

11:30 A.M.

J. Gallihue

Item 3

Development Plan Amendment 06-3:Cornerstone Land, LLC, applicant, requests an amendment to the development plan associated with G-717 to permit two-story townhouse offices; C-T zone; located on north side of Clopper Road between Rte. 118 and Liberty Mill Road, Germantown – Staff Recommendation: Approval.

Part A
Part B

F. Hamer/ D. Daniel

Item 10

Postponed -- Adoption of Planning Board Guidelines for Finding Violations and Assessing Fines - Discussion of guidelines as revised persuant to public hearing held on March 9, 2006 -- Staff Recommendation: Adoption of Revised Guidelines. No public testimony will be taken at this time. Draft Guidelines will be posted on the web, Monday, April 3, 2006.

1:00 P.M.


2:00 P.M.

PLANNING BOARD MEETING CONTINUES (MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)

E. Tesfaye

Item 4

Local Map Amendment No. G-839: Winchester Homes, Inc., applicant, requests rezoning of 6.09 acres of land from the R-200 zone to the RT-8 zone for up to 48 townhouses; located at 11800 Darnestown Road; Gaithersburg – Staff Recommendation: Approval.

Part A
Part B
Part C
Part D
Part E
Part F
Part G

2:30 P.M.



R. Weaver

Item *5

Preliminary Plan No. 120020680 (formerly 1-02068) – Fairfield at Germantown Extension:RMX-2/R-200 zone; 1 lot; 610 multi-family dwelling units and 250,000 square feet of office/retail use previously approved; request to extend preliminary plan validity period; located on the southeast side of Father Hurley Boulevard south of Wisteria Drive; Germantown – Staff Recommendation: Denial.

Part A
Part B

L. Komes

Item *6

Site Plan Review No. 82006020 (Formerly 8-06020), Easley Subdivision (The Adele): CBD-1 zone; 0.96 acres; 96 multi-family dwelling units, 15,020 gross square feet of retail and 18,200 gross square feet of office; southwest quadrant of the intersection with Fenton Street and Thayer Avenue; Silver Spring Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

Part A
Part B
Part C
Part D
Part E
Part F

3:00 P.M.

R. Weaver

Item *7

Preliminary Plan No. 120050310 and Preliminary/Final Water Quality Plan – Piney Glen Farms (Resubdivision):RE-2 zone; 12.4 acres; 5 lots requested; 5 one-family detached dwelling units, including one existing to remain; located on the west side of Piney Glen Lane approximately 300 feet south of Piney Glen Court; Potomac – Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

Part A
Part B
Part C

R. Weaver

Item *8

Record Plats

Subdivision Plat No. 220060820 – Harry M. Martin Tract:

R-200 zone; 11 lots and 4 parcels; located on the east side of Alderton Road; Kensington-Wheaton – Staff Recommendation: Approval.

Postponed - Subdivision Plat No. 22006048- to 220060510 – Stoney Springs:

RDT- zone; 14 lots and 1 outlot; located on the south side of West Offut Road; Agricultural and Rural Open Space – Staff Recommendation: Approval.

4:00 P.M.


GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)

F. Hamer/ A. Gardner


B. Subject: Recommendations on Building Permits -- Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section (10-508)(a)(7), to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice and Section (10-508)(a)(8), to consult with staff, consultants, or other individuals about pending or potential litigation.

5:00 P.M.


7:00 P.M.

PLANNING BOARD MEETING CONTINUES (MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)

R. Krasnow

Item 9

Mediation Report -

Clarksburg Town Center Mediation Process - Final Report to the Board:The parties involved in the Clarksburg Town Center Mediation have been meeting since December to put together a "Plan of Completion" that will be presented to the Board on this date in conceptual form.No Board action will occur at this time.Staff will then prepare an analysis of the plan, and present it to the Board as a Plan of Compliance, for Board review and approval.The Board will hold a public hearing prior to acting on a plan.This would be followed by full submission and review of amended project and site plans, as well as an amended preliminary plan if necessary.

No public testimony will be taken on April 6.


*Maryland law and the Planning Board’s Rules of Procedure regarding ex parte (outside the record) communications require all discussion, review, and consideration of this matter take place only during the Board’s public hearing.Telephone calls and meetings with Board members in advance of the hearing are not permitted.Written communications will be directed to appropriate staff members for response.