The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 4:00 pm


8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

Corrected Resolution for National Labor College (Chevy Chase Bank-Hillandale) Preliminary Plan 12008009A – MCPB No. 12-08

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items


*D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of October 25, 2012

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *2 Adoption of Burtonsville Crossroads Neighborhood Plan - REVISED

K. O'Connor

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

Item *3 DANAC Stiles Property, Lot 6 Block D

P. Butler/L. Shirley/S. Findley

Site Plan No. 82000018D: Construction of a 72,000-square foot, four-story parking garage, including a variance for impacts to a specimen tree, on 3.74 gross acres in the CR1.0 C0.5 R1.0 H80 zone, located at 9707 Key West Avenue, Rockville, in the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan area.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item *4 DANAC Stiles Property

P. Butler/L. Shirley/S. Findley

Preliminary Plan 1996112A: Amended Forest Conservation Plan, including a variance for impacts to a specimen tree, resubdivision, and establishment of easements over private roads for maintenance, liability, and public access on 30.74 gross acres in the CR2 C1.5 R1.5 H150 and CR1.0 C0.5 R1.0 H80 zones, located at 9707 Key West Avenue, Rockville, in the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan area.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item 5 Preliminary Service Delivery Strategy for Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment

C. Kines

The Department of Parks’ Park Planning & Stewardship Division (PPSD) will provide the Planning Board with a status report on its work on the Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment. PPSD seeks Board comments and guidance on a preliminary service delivery strategy.

Staff Recommendation: Approve Preliminary Service Delivery Strategy

Item 6 Roundtable Discussion

M. Bradford

Parks Director's Report
12:30 PM LUNCH
Item 7 Closed Session


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


Item *8 Limited Amendment, Preliminary Plan 11988285A, Hopkins Property, Lot 12 (in response to a violation)

J. Kaye

RC zone; 2.06 acres; one existing lot containing a single-family residential dwelling; request to relocate a portion of an existing conservation easement; located at 321 Haviland Mill Road, 700 feet north from the intersection of Brooke Road and New Hampshire Avenue in Brookeville; Sandy Spring Ashton Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions and Adoption of Resolution.
Item *9 Limited Preliminary Plan Amendment 11981058A: Granby Woods, Lots 35, 36 and 37, Block B - REVISED

C. Conlon

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
Planning Board Action/Decision: Deferred.

Item 10 Worksession No. 3: Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan

M. Rifkin

Review of Proposed Planning Board Draft and Review of Draft Design Guidelines
Planning Board Action/Decision: Reviewed Draft Design Guidelines and provided guidance to staff.


C. Rubin

Item 11 Public Hearing - Zoning Ordinance Rewrite - REVISED/TIME CHANGED

P. Dunn

Public Hearing on General Development Regulations

Item 13 Worksession on Zoning Ordinance Rewrite - POSTPONED

P. Dunn

Worksession on General Development Regulations