The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 1, 2008


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9:00 am PLANNING BOARD MEETING - (MRO Auditorium)
Item *1 Adoption of Opinions/Resolutions
  Group A: Three Commissioners Eligible to Vote [Commissioners Bryant, Hanson and Robinson.]

i) Preliminary Plan No. 120080120, Sellar Property, ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION No. 08-54

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


ii) Site Plan No. 82000032A, Discovery Communications, Inc. Headquarters, ADOPTION OF CORRECTED RESOLUTION No. 08-38

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *2 Record Plats
  Subdivision Plat No. 220081150, Drummond

R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the south side of Drummond Avenue, 975 feet west of Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355); Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Staff recommendation: Approval of record plat

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *3

Consent Items

9:00 am PLANNING BOARD MEETING - (MRO Auditorium)
Item 9 ICC Status Report #14 - ADDED
D. Hardy

ICC Status report:

Memo - Status Report Figures 1-4; Status Report Figures 5-8

(No public testimony will be taken at this time)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

Item *4 Site Plan Review No. 820080070, 814 Thayer Avenue

J. Sloan

CBD-0.5 zone; 0.64 acres; 52 multi-family dwelling units, including 7 MPDUS; located on Thayer Avenue, approximately 150 feet southeast of Fenton Street; Silver Spring

Staff recommendation: Approval with conditions

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

item 5 BRAC Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Activities to Implement 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Actions at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda

D. Hardy

Discuss current status and next steps.
(No public testimony will be taken at this time.)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

12:30 PM LUNCH
Item 6 Closed Session:  Maryland SoccerPlex Foundation

P. Barney

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. Maryland Soccerplex Foundation audited financial report.

Item 7 Maryland SoccerPlex Foundation

T. Brooks

Audited Financial Report – Summary Overview – Maryland Soccer Foundation, Inc.
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 - Approved

D. Environmental Indicators Planning Workshop with DEP

E. FY09 Budget discussion - ADDED



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Dedication Ceremony & Celebration
May 1, 2008 - 4:30 p.m.
Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at Cabin John Park
7801 Democracy Boulevard - Bethesda, Maryland 20817
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