The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Last updated: January 9 at 4:05 PM

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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  1. Unless otherwise noted, Planning Board meetings are held on Thursdays and begin at 9 a.m. The agenda is subject to change and certain items may be postponed or added.
  2. The Planning Board encourages public testimony unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Written testimony is encouraged. Refer to the Planning Board Rules of Procedure for more information on public testimony.
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9:00 am Planning Board Meeting (MRO Auditorium)
9:00 AM Consent Agenda
Item *1 Adoption of Opinions/Resolutions

Group A: All Five Commissioners Eligible to Vote [Commissioners Bryant, Cryor, Hanson, Lynch and Robinson]

i) Preliminary Plan No. 120060540, Midtown Silver Spring; ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION No.: 08-01

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Group B: Four Commissioners Eligible to Vote [Commissioners Bryant, Cryor, Hanson and Lynch]

ii) Preliminary Plan No. 120060850, Batchellors Forest; ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION No. 08-15

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *2 Record Plats

Subdivision Plat No. 220062420, Highland Park CBD-2 zone; 1 parcel; located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Waverly Street and Montgomery Avenue; Bethesda CBD. Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.



9:00 AM Hearings on Applications


Item *3 Site Plan Review No. 82001018A (Formerly 8-01018A) and Subdivision Regulations Waiver No. SRW01006A , Woods Academy

R. Kronenberg


R-200 zone; 6.15 acres; amendment to increase enrollment of students from 302 to 410; existing private educational facility on an unrecorded parcel of land; request to waive the requirements for a preliminary plan of subdivision and record plat; located at the intersection of Burdette Road and Greentree Road; Potomac Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Testimony Limited to One Hour)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Deferred.

Item 4 Zoning Text Amendment No. 07-16

G. Russ


Introduced by Council President Knapp: amending the Zoning Ordinance allow outdoor storage yards as a special exception in the Rural Cluster Zone; establish standards for the approval of outdoor storage yards as a special exception; and generally amending provisions related to special exceptions in the Rural Cluster Zone Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to the County Council

(Action required for County Council public hearing of 1/15/07)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 5

Roundtable Discussion Including Briefings and Worksessions

(No public testimony will be taken at this time)


A. Approval of Minutes

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

B. Commissioner's Report

No vote taken.

C. Director's Report

No vote taken.

D. Forest Conservation Law Revisions Postponed

E. SilverPlace: Status report

Discussion only, no vote taken.

12:00 PM Lunch
Item 11 CLOSED SESSION: SilverPlace (Added)
  Pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article, Section 10-508(a)(3) to consider acquisition of real property.
1:00 PM Planning Board Meeting Continues (MRO Auditiorium)


Item 6 Planning Board Briefing and Public Meeting: BRAC Draft Environmental Impact Study

S. Etemadi


Examine the potential environmental impacts of relocating major functions of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with changes.

Item 7 Local Area Transportation Review Guidelines Worksession

D. Paine

Review Final Draft Staff Recommendation: Adopt Revised Guidelines

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 8 Public Hearing – SPA Environmental Review- POSTPONED

C. Bunnag

Review for environmental concerns proposed design for ICC Sections in Upper Rock Creek Special Protection Area
Staff Recommendation: Transmit comments to MD SHA and MD Dept of Environment


Item 9 Parkland Transfer for Contract C

B. Gries


Authorization to Convey 6,678 square feet (0.1533 acres) of parkland at Cross Creek Club Local Park, in Fee Simple, to the State Highway Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation as Right-of-Way for the Intercounty Connector. Staff Recommendation: Approve Staff Recommendation\

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Planning Board Meeting Continues (MRO Auditiorium)
Item 10 Montgomery County Planning Board Public Hearing on Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation

C. Kelly

Perpetual Building Association Building, 8700 Georgia Avenue, Resource #36-56 Staff Recommendation: Designate Resource on the Master Plan for Historic Preservation

(Testimony Limited to 2 hrs)

Related Correspondence Additional Attachment to Staff Report




The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County
The Montgomery County Planning Board

Forest Conservation Law Amendments
→ A Panel Discussion ←
Thursday, January 10, 2008, 7 p.m.
County Council Office Building
7th floor Council Hearing Room
[Snow date January 15, 7 p.m, in the 3rd floor Council Hearing Room]
Come and ask questions
Panelists: Marc Elrich, County Council member; Royce Hanson, Planning Board chair; Ginny Barnes, environmental community spokesperson; Dusty Rood, County Building Industry Association representative.
Moderator: Linda Silversmith, League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Natural Resources chair






Planning Board Seeks Public Comment on
Water and Sewer Category Change Requests
And General Water/Sewer Map Amendments

The Planning Board will hear testimony and consider recommendations for the water and sewer category change requests listed below on Thursday, January 17, 2008. These applications request that community water and/or sewer service be extended to individual properties. Recommendations from the Planning Board will be presented to the County Executive since administrative cases are not required to go before the County Council.
A public hearing on the administrative cases will take place on January 23, 2008 at the Department of Environmental Protection in Rockville.
Case Number Applicant/ Owner and Property Location Master Plan Area
WSCCR 08A-DAM-01 MCGrady – 24700 Kings Valley Road Damascus
WSCCR 08A-FAI-01 Adetobi-Folawiyo – 15200 McKnew Road Fairland
WSCCR 08A-FAI-02 Kushawha – 4011-4101 Sandy Spring Road Fairland
WSCCR 08A-OLN-02 Girl Scouts – 120 Brighton Dam Road Olney
WSCCR 08A-POT-01 Noshirvani – 10700 Burbank Drive Potomac
WSCCR 08A-POT-02 Sullivan – 9921 New London Drive Potomac
WSCCR 08A-TRV-04 Meil – 12425 Rivers Edge Drive Potomac
WSCCR 08A-TRV-05 Tehrani – 1 Travilah Terrace Potomac
WSCCR 08A-URC-01 Kline – 6720 Olney Laytonsville Road Olney


Go to the Planning Board’s website after January 4, 2008 for the staff report and to see the position on the agenda (/agenda/agenda_home.shtm). Written comments are also welcomed prior to the Planning Board Hearing and should be addressed to: Royce Hanson, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue,Silver Spring, MD 20910, or sent via email to:

For staff questions contact Katherine Nelson at 301-495-4622 or

See also the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) website at,
or call DEP (240-777-7700).