The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Monday, May 18, 2009


May 8 , 2009

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.
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Item 1 Worksession #3: Gaithersburg West Master Plan - Life Science Center Districts: Belward and Life Science Center West (Public Safety Training Academy)

N. Sturgeon


(No Public Testimony will be taken)

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




Special Announcement

Montgomery County Department of Parks

The Commission is considering the approval of a request to dedicate a playground at Kensington Heights Neighborhood Park in Kensington in honor of Mr. Wayne Goldstein, an activist and tireless advocate for residents throughout Montgomery County. Mr. Goldstein was a former president of the county’s Civic Federation, a current columnist in The Montgomery County Sentinel newspaper and a consistent advocate for community issues throughout the county. Most notable among Mr. Goldstein’s greatest achievements is that Mr. Goldstein was a huge figure in the preservation and advocacy realm.
The Commission will be considering this request within the next 14 days. If you would like to comment on this proposal, please send you comments to Mr. Terry Brooks, Chief, Special Program Division at no later than June 1, 2009.