The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, October 2, 2008



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item *1 Adoption of Opinions/Resolutions - REVISED

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

i) Village of Chevy Chase, Preliminary Plan No. 120080180, ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION No. 08-106

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

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

ii) Strawberry Knoll, Preliminary Plan No. 120061220, ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION No. 08-119

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *2 Record Plats

Subdivision Plat No. 220081790, Sumner Park
R-60 zone; 2 lots; located on the west side of Falmouth Road at the intersection of Cammack Drive; Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *3 Consent Items


Item 4 Gaithersburg West Master Plan

N. Sturgeon

Status Report regarding land uses, zoning and transportation

(No public testimony will be taken at this time.)

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



Item *5 Preliminary Plan No. 120070640, Goshen Hunt Hills (Resubdivision)

N. Braunstein

RE-2 zone; 11.92 acres; 2 lots requested; 2 one-family detached dwelling units; located on Woodfield Road, 100 feet north of Glendalough Road; Agricultural and Rural Open Space.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions
Staff recommendation: Approve Preliminary Plan with conditions

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

12:00 PM LUNCH
B. Gries/C. Rubin In accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508 (a) (3) to consider acquisition of real property for a
public purpose – Tilden Woods Stream Valley Park

C. Rubin

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

Item 15 Tilden Woods Stream Valley Park - ADDED
B. Gries

Authorization to acquire 5.69 acres, more or less, unimproved, from Mary E. Armstrong, located south of Montrose Parkway, east of Tildenwood Drive, Rockville, Maryland

Staff recommendation: Approval

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Postponed
Item 7 POSTPONED - Amendment to the FY09-14 CIP and Special Appropriation to the MNCPPC FY 09 Capital Budget: SilverPlace, Project No. 048701

P. Barney/D. Hertz

SilverPlace, a public/private partnership in which the Commission seeks replacement of its headquarters building at 8787 Georgia Avenue. The Special Appropriation funds the design and construction of the headquarters building.
Staff recommendation: Approval to transmit appropriation request to the County Executive and County Council
Item *8 Preliminary Plan No. 12002022A, Piedmont Crossing (a.k.a., Casey @ Mill Creek) (Extension and Limited Amendment)

R. Weaver

R-90 zone; 65.59 acres; 184 lots previously approved for 92 one-family detached dwelling units and 92 one-family attached dwelling units, including 23 moderately priced dwelling units


A. Extension Request: extend the validity period of the preliminary plan based upon a revised phasing schedule
Staff recommendation: Grant phased extension of the preliminary plan validity


B. Limited Amendment: 1) establish a new validity period for the adequate public facilities approval, 2) Remove a previous requirement to provide a traffic mitigation agreement; located on Amity Drive, 250 feet west of Bounding Bend Court; Shady Grove

Staff recommendation: Approve the limited amendment

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions
Item *9 Limited Site Plan Amendment No. 81986078B, Seventh Day Adventist Headquarters - REVISED

R. Kronenberg

O-M Zone, 21.55 acres; amendment to add a 2-story attached building totaling 19,234 square feet including 9,075 square-feet of cellar space and minor revisions to parking and landscaping; located at the intersection of MD 29 and Cherry Hill Road; Fairland

Staff recommendation: Approval of the Limited Amendment

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item *10 The Quarry, Forest Conservation Plan Amendment, No. 820050290

M. Fuster

RMX-1 Zone, 13.31 Acres, amendment to re-grade quarry walls and modify footprint of conservation easement. Located on River Road, 2000 feet west of Seven Locks Road; Potomac

Staff recommendation: Approve with conditions

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item 11 PAMR De Minimus

S. Etemadi

Policy Area Mobility Review (PAMR) – Payment in Lieu for Mitigation of Less Than 30 Trips.

Proposed revisions to the Planning Board’s Local Area Transportation Review / Policy Area Mobility Review (LATR) Guidelines
Staff recommendation: Approve revisions to LATR review Guidelines

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item 12 White Flint I Sector Plan

N. Yearwood/P. Weiss

Discussion of preliminary recommendations with the White Flint Advisory Committee

(No public testimony will be taken at this time)

  Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only, no vote taken
Item 13 Roundtable Discussion - REVISED

(No public testimony will be taken at this time)

A. Commissioners’ Report
B. Approval of Minutes Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved
C. Director’s Report
D. County Council Activity

E. Semi-Annual

F. Budget Overview