The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Last Update: February 20, 2008 at 5:00 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.
  3. Occasionally due to time constraints, the Planning Board may limit the total amount of time dedicated to public testimony. Total time limits will be listed on the agenda.
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  6. The Planning Board makes the final decision on any agenda items with an (*). On such matters, Maryland law and the Planning Board’s Rules of Procedure prohibit any member of the public from directly contacting or communicating with Board members outside the public hearing setting. See the Outside Communications section of the Planning Board’s Rules of Procedure for more information.
9:00 am Planning Board Meeting (MRO Auditorium)
9:00 AM Consent Agenda
Item *1 Adoption of Opinions/Resolutions - REVISED

Group A: Four Commissioners Eligible to Vote [Commissioners Bryant, Cryor, Hanson, and Robinson]

i) Preliminary Plan No. 120070690, Lot 31/31A Bethesda, ADOPTION OF CORRECTED RESOLUTION No. 07-184

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


ii) Site Plan No. 820070180, Lot 31/31A Bethesda, ADOPTION OF CORRECTED RESOLUTION No. 07-198

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Group B: Three Commissioners Eligible to Vote [Commissioners Cryor, Hanson and Robinson]

iv) Site Plan Resolution No. 81998001-I, Clarksburg Town Center, ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 08-23 **

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

v) Site Plan Resolution No. 82002014D, Clarksburg Town Center, ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION No. 08-22 **

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

**The Commissioners eligible to vote on this Resolution either participated in the decision or have reviewed the record of the decision.

Item *2 Record Plats

Subdivision Plat No. 220070690 - 220070700, Germantown Station
RT-8 zone; 28 lots, 2 parcels; located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Lullaby Road and Father Hurley Boulevard; Germantown. Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *3

Consent Items


Site Plan Review Amendment No. 82003033A Potomac Country Corner; R-200/TDR zones; 4.01 acres; amendment: 1) Install and relocate brick walls, 2) Revise landscape and lighting plans, 3) Modify handicapped ramps, and 4) change path alignments; located at the south quadrant of the intersection of Darnestown Road and Hunting Lane; Potomac. Approval with conditions

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

9:00 am Planning Board Meeting (MRO Auditorium)
Item 4 Local Map Amendment No. G-874
D. Orobona

David Rever, applicant, request to rezone 29,893 square feet of land from the R-200 zone to the O-M zone; located at 13915 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring; Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

(Action required for hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 3/03/08)


Item 5

Zoning Text Amendment No. 08-01 - POSTPONED
G. Russ

Introduced by Councilmember Elrich; amending the Zoning Ordinance to exclude any building roof area from the definition of green area; and generally amend the definition of green area;.Staff Recommendation: Transmit comments to the County Council


Item 6

Pre-Preliminary Plan No. 720020410, Bruchie Property
R. Weaver

RDT zone; 53.56 acres; 1 farm with residence and 2 child lots requested; 3 one-family detached dwelling units, one existing; located on Brown Church Road, approximately 2,000 feet southeast of Ridge Road (MD 27); Agriculture and Rural Open Space; Staff Recommendation: Approval of one child lot, with conditions

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.


11:00 AM  
Item 7

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

12:00 PM LUNCH
Item 10 Closed Session: ADDED


A. Pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, State government Article, Section 10-508(a)(1) to discuss a personnel matter.


B. Pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, State government Article, Section 10-508(a)(13), to comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter - Closed Session minutes..


1:00 PM Planning Board Meeting Continues - MRO Auditorium
Item 8 Environmental Review of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) - Upper Rock Creek Special Protection Area
S. Federline/C. Bunnag

Environmental Review of the ICC segment affecting the Upper Rock Creek Special Protection Area. Staff Recommendation: Transmit comments to Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

[Public Testimony is limited to two (2) Hours]

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved
Item 9

Proposed Amendments: Montgomery County Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan - January 2008

K. Nelson

Discussion of proposed amendments to the Montgomery County Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Transmit recommendations to County Council.

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with changes.



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, February 21, 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 Council.  A public hearing on these cases will take place on February 26, 2008 at the Council Office Building in Rockville.


Case Number

Applicant/Owner and Property Location

Master Plan Area


Patton – 701 Norwood Road



Schrecengost & Spring Lawn Farm HOA

17518 Country View Way

Sandy Spring/Ashton


Pullen – 1300 Harding Lane



Bethel World Outreach Ministries

10715 Brink Road

Agriculture and Rural Open Space


Canaday – 8333 Warfield Road

Agriculture and Rural Open Space


Doherty – 3110 Emory Church Road



Pingho – 10011 Chapel Road



Islam & Driesman - 10621 River Road
10111 Norton Road



Davis - 13100 Valley Drive



Travilah Oak LLC & Jan

12940 – 12960 Travilah Road




12009 Piney Meetinghouse Road



Lynn – 11621 Glen Road



Visit the Planning Board’s website after February 11th, 2008 for the staff report and to see the position on the agenda. 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 at 240-777-7700.