The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 1:30 pm


8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

Meeting Video Recordings
(viewable by individual agenda item)
watch and listen
Minutes Archives
Resolutions Archives

Please note:


  1. Unless otherwise noted, Planning Board meetings are held on Thursdays and begin at 9:00 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. Refer to the Planning Board Rules of Procedure for more information on public testimony. Any individual or organization not scheduled for public testimony may submit a written statement for consideration by the Planning Board. Written comments should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the Planning Board hearing date with reference to the matter to ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Commission. Written comments received on the day of the hearing via email, fax, or postal mail may not be considered by the Planning Board or included in the record unless the Chair specifically leaves the record open. Comments should be transmitted via e-mail to, faxed to Chair Françoise Carrier at 301-495-1320, or addressed to: Françoise Carrier, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
  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. Public testimony will not be taken for items identified as Briefings, Worksessions and/or Roundtables. On other occassions when no public testimony will be taken, the agenda will specifiy.
  4. Sign up online or call 301-495-4600 to testify on any agenda item in advance of a hearing.
  5. Listen to the Planning Board proceedings live on our website: Or on Thursdays, call 301-495-4605 (during normal business hours) for status of the agenda.
  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 Rules of Procedure for more information.

    The Montgomery County Planning Board is no longer mailing meeting agendas to county residents and associations. To stay involved, consider subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter, InfoShare
  ** For more details about the Planning Board’s action on any item, you may link to the videotaped hearing after noon on the day following the meeting and select the item you wish to hear. **
item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

  1. Gosnell Property Site Plan 820060240 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-118 [Deferred from September 16, 2010]

2. Snow Hill Farm Preliminary Plan 120070570 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-57 [Deferred from September 16, 2010]

3. Piney Glen Farms (Lot 20) Preliminary Plan 11992012A – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-103 [Deferred from September 16, 2010]

4. Lower Booze Creek Stabilization Forest Conservation Plan MR 2008901 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-71 [Deferred from September 16, 2010]

5. Garrett Park Elementary School Modernization Forest Conservation Plan MR2010701 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-92 [Deferred from September 16, 2010]


*B. Records Plats

S. Smith

Subdivision Plat No. 220100730 - 220100750, Symphony Park R-60 zone, 112 lots, 5 parcels; located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Rockville Pike (MD 355) and Strathmore Avenue (MD 547); North Bethesda/Garrett Park

Planing Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Subdivision Plat No. 220101060, J.C. Wilson Estate – Silver Spring CBD-1 zone, 1 lot; located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Spring Street and Cameron Street; Silver Spring CBD

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Reservation Plat No. 220110060, Future Transitway (Purple Line) Located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of East-West Highway (MD 410) and Colesville Road (MD 384)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Site Plan Amendment Review No. 82003029B, The Estates At Greenbriar Preserve (Limited) RNC zone; 71.32 acres; amendment to remove the 6 foot fence and Condition 1B (SP No. 820030290, approved resolution) only; located on Wood Thrush Lane, approximately 1,200 feet southeast of Glen Road; Potomac

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.




*D. Approval of Minutes

Item 2 Parks Special Events Permit Program

K. Stookey/A. Girr-Borrayo

A Special Events Permit program was piloted one year ago to establish an organized process to manage third party special events that occur on park property, ensure proper care of parkland, offer suitable parks and facilities for use by the public as venues of special events in exchange for fees that will cover the costs of providing the services and personnel to support the event, and not hamper regular services, programs or activities provided to the public. Parks staff will brief the Planning Board on the findings of the past year and recommend the adoption of a formal Special Event Policy

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *3 Site Plan Amendment Review No. 81984118A, CRI Building (Limited) - POSTPONED

M. Smith

O-M/R-90 zones; 2.58 acres; amendment add surface parking & accompanying landscape and lighting improvements, including a parking waiver & landscape strip waiver; located at the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Edson Lane and Rockville Pike; North Bethesda/Garrett Park
Item *4 Preliminary Plan and Site Plan Amendment - Gallery Park (formerly Eastside)

E. Grayson/J. Sloan


A. Preliminary Plan 12005101A; PD-11 zone; 23.82 acres; 232 one-family attached and 58 townhouse dwelling units previously approved; request for 186 one-family attached and 70 townhouse dwelling units; located on Shawnee Lane, 80 feet east of Gateway Center Drive; Clarksburg Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

B. Site Plan Amendment Review No. 82005038A; PD-11 zone; 23.82 acres; amendment; revise lot 4 building layout, modify several existing conditions and reduce number of dwelling units from 265 to 256; located on 13000 Shawnee Lane, approximately 80 feet east Gateway Center Drive; Clarksburg
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *5 Preliminary Plan 119961100, The Johns Hopkins Research Campus – Extension Request

P. Butler

R&D zone; 138 acres; 1,800,000 square feet of office and R&D space previously approved; request to extend the validity of the adequate public facilities approval for 12 years; located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Muddy Branch Road and Darnestown Road (MD 28); Shady Grove Sector Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item *7

Subdivision Regulations Waiver Request - SRW 201001, Kensington Heights - TIME CHANGE

S. Smith

R-60 zone; 0.61 acres; request for a waiver of the Subdivision Regulations to permit a shared lot line between two existing lots to be modified through the minor subdivision record plat process; involves lots 18 & 19, Block 9 in the Kensington Heights subdivision located on Decatur Avenue, 85 feet northeast of Pearson Street; Kensington-Wheaton Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 6 Closed Session - POSTPONED

A. Davis/R. Stanley

Pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section 10-508(a)(1) to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of Commission appointees, employees, or officials; or to discuss any other personnel matter that affects 1 or more specific employees