The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Monday, December 6, 2010


Monday, December 6, 2010 - 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 9:00 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 occasions when no public testimony will be taken, the agenda will specifiy.
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6:00 pm PLANNING BOARD MEETING - (Chair's Office)
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Item 5 Closed Session - ADDITION

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 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

Item 6 FY12 Proposed Operating Budget - ADDITION


Commissioners’ Office

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 1 Budget Savings Plan


Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

A. Parks

B. Planning


Item 2 MD 355/Rockville Pike Crossing Study Environmental Assessment

D. Anspacher

Recommendation on Locally Preferred Alternative. The build alternatives under consideration in the vicinity of the Medical Center Metro Station include building a shallow pedestrian tunnel under MD355 at South Drive/South Wood Road (with or without elevators to Metrorail platform) and depressing MD355 under South Drive/South Wood Road

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Comments to MCDOT.

Item 3

Water Quality Plan, Forest Conservation Plan, and Mandatory Referral MR#2010814: Snowden Farm Parkway (A-305) from Morning Star Drive to Ridge Road (MD27)

J. Penn/L. Cole

This project would construct a one-half-mile long segment of Snowden Farm Parkway (A-305) from approximately 320 feet north of Morning Star Drive to Ridge Road (MD27), and construct cul-de-sacs on Morning Star Drive on each side of the proposed road.

*A. Water Quality Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Coditions.


*B. Forest Conservation Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Coditions.


C. Mandatory Referral MR#2010814

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Comments to MCDPS.

Item 4 Roundtable Discussion


Parking Study