The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, January 31, 2008


Last updated: January 30 at 5:00 PM

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8:30 am Planning Board Meeting (MRO Auditorium)

Reception/Recognition for Gwen Wright, Acting Planning Director

9:00 AM Consent Agenda
Item *1 Adoption of Opinions/Resolutions


Item *2 Record Plats

Subdivision Plat No. 220080510, Decoverly Hall
I-3 zone, 3 lots; located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Decoverly Drive and Diamondback Drive; Shady Grove;Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220080560, Garrett Park, Section 1
R-90 zone, 1 lot, located on the east side of Rokeby Avenue, approximately 125 feet north of Clyde Avenue; North Bethesda/Garrett Park; Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item *12 Site Plan Review No. 82002007B, Airpark Apartments - ADDED

R. Kronenberg


I-4 zone; 5.20 acres; amendment to revise location of handicapped lot, correct typo error and revise sign; located on Snouffer School Road, approximately 200 feet southeast of Centerway Road; Gaithersburg; Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions

9:00 am Planning Board Meeting (MRO Auditorium)

Item *3 The Fairmont, Project Plan No. 920070110 Extension Request

R. Kronenberg


CBD-2 zone; 0.215 acres; 46 multi-family dwelling units, located on Fairmont Avenue approximately 250 feet northeast of Old Georgetown Road; Bethesda CBD;
Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Extension

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

9:00 AM Park Items
Item 4 Amendment to the Facility Plan for North Four Corners Local Park

H. Sussmann


5. , Southwood Avenue and University Boulevard, Four Corners Master Plan Area.
Staff Recommendation: Approve the facility plan Alternative 2 Modified, which will amend the facility plan approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on September 22, 2005. Affirm the proposed schedule for design and construction included in the FY09-14 Capital Improvements Program.

(Hearing held December 6, 2007; Testimony will be limited to one hour.)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with modifications.


Item 5 Discussion of Amendments to Revenue Authority Master Plan concerning golf course improvements of Lake Needwood, Northwest Branch and Sligo Creek - POSTPONED

K. Miller / G. Giddens


(Hearing held May 2007; Testimony will be limited to one hour.)

Item 9 Master Plan Reassessment Report Out - Time Changed

M. Zisman/G. Wright.


12:00 PM Lunch
Item 6 Closed Session

B. Gries



D. Daniel


A. Pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article, Section 10-508 (a) (3) to consider acquisition of real property for a public purpose – Upper Paint Branch Stream Valley park.


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


1:00 pm Park Items Continue (MRO Auditorium)
Item 7 Upper Paint Branch Stream Valley Park

B. Gries


Authorization to acquire 20,129 square feet (0.46 acres), more or less, unimproved, from Robert Beatty, Jr., located at 2835 Spencerville Road, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866; Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

1:00 PM Planning Board Meeting Continues (MRO Auditorium)
Item 8

Roundtable Discussion Including Briefings and Worksessions

(No public testimony will be taken at this time)


A. Commissioners’ Report
B. Director’s Report
C. Approval of Minutes - Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

D. Six-Month Financial Report on Operating and Enterprise funds including Projections to 6/30/08
E. ICC Status Report #12

Item 10

Local Area Transportation Review and Policy Area Mobility Review Guidelines Worksession

D. Hardy


Staff Recommendation: Adopt Revised Guidelines

(Continuation of Item #7 from January 10, 2008. No additional public testimony will be taken.)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved Staff Recommendation.


Item 11

White Flint Sector Plan Status

M. Rifkin