The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Last updated: February 13, 2008 at 5:00 PM

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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: Three Commissioners Eligible to Vote [Commissioners Cryor, Hanson, and Robinson voting in favor, Commissioner Bryant absent]

i) Site Plan No. 820070190, LW, Villa Cortese, Building V, ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION No. 08-02

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *2 Record Plats

Subdivision Plat No. 220080330, Muncaster Manor
RE-1 zone; 2 lots; located on the south side of Rolling Drive, approximately 1,500 feet west of Muncaster Road; Upper Rock Creek.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Subdivision Plat No. 220080750, Garrett Park, Section 2
R-90 zone, 1 lot; located on the east side of Montrose Avenue, approximately 300 feet north of Strathmore Avenue (MD 547); North Bethesda/Garrett Park.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Subdivision Plat No. 220080760, Leesborough
RT-15 zone; 2 parcels; located on the east side of Georgia Avenue (MD 97), approximately 200 feet south of Arcola Avenue; Kensington-Wheaton.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *3

Consent Items


Site Plan Review No. 82003038B, Greencastle Towns, RT-8 zone, 4.14 acres; amendment: add retaining wall, location of lights, different playground equipment and changes to landscaping; on Greencastle Road, approximately 1500 feet south of Robey Road; Fairland. Recommendation: Approval with conditions. POSTPONED

9:00 am Planning Board Meeting (MRO Auditorium)

Item *4

Preliminary Plan No. 120070510, EZ Storage – Burtonsville Industrial Park

N. Braunstein

I-3 and Burtonsville Employment Area Overlay zones; 3.04 acres; 1 lot requested; 147,142 square-foot self-storage use; located on Sandy Spring Road (MD 198), 400 feet west of the intersection of Starpointe Drive; Fairland;

Staff Recommendation: Denial

Planning Board Action/Decision: Denied.


Item *5

Preliminary Plan No. 120070360, Avery Lodge

E. Grayson


RE-2 zone; 2.79 acres; 1 lot requested; 1 one-family detached dwelling unit; located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Avery Road and Southlawn Lane; Upper Rock Creek; Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item *6

Preliminary Plan No. 120060300, Rolling Acres

E. Grayson


R-90/TDR zone; 2.23 acres; 10 lots requested; 10 one-family detached dwelling units; located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Old Columbia Pike and Carter’s Grove Drive; Fairland; Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item 7

Board of Appeals No. SE-08-1

C. Gilbert



Special Exception request by Shanti and Sona Vaidya, applicant, to operate a child day care facility for up to 12 children; R-60 zone; located at 9201 Bardon Road, Bethesda; Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Action required for hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 2/22/08)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.


Item 8

Board of Appeals No. S-2699 - ExxonMobil Corporation: (Deferred from the 11/29/07 Planning Board meeting)

D. Orobana


Special Exception request by Exxon Mobil Corporation, applicant, to permit an automobile filling station; C-1 zone; located at 16201 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring; Staff Recommendation: Approval of revised plan with conditions

(Action required for hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 2/26/08)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved revised plan with conditions.

Item 9 Georgia Avenue Concept Study

K. Afzal


Review and discussion of status report.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only, no vote taken.

12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 pm Park Items (MRO Auditorium)

Item 10

Discussion: Implementation of Parks Related Recommendations Listed in Park and Area Master Plans

L. Coleman/M. Venzke/M. Wallace



2:30 pm Planning Board Meeting Continues - Planning Items
Item 11 Discussion: Housing Policy Element of the General Plan


R. George


Review of findings from new inventory of housing in Montgomery County and discussion of work program.

Item 12

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

D. SilverPlace - Briefing on the outcome of the February 11th PHED Committee Worksession

Item 13 Closed Session: ADDED

M. Riley/D. Hertz

SilverPlace - In accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508(a)(14), to discuss matters directly related to negotiation strategy of agreements with the developer for SilverPlace.