The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 2:30 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.
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  4. Occasionally due to time constraints, the Planning Board may limit the total amount of time dedicated to public testimony. Public testimony may 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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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

1. 6214 Verne Street PreliminaryPlan 120080330 - ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-173

2. Leesborough Site Plan 82004027C – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-174

3. Potomac View Estates, Lot 32 Variance Request Plan No. SC2010015 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-159

4. Allcock Property Variance Request Plan No. SC2011001 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-160

5. Sandy Spring Friends School Variance Request Plan No. 12003092A – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTON No. 10-158

6. Seneca Meadows Preliminary Plan 11998004A – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-156

7. Seneca Meadows Site Plan 820100140 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-157

8. Small’s Nursery (Parcel A) Site Plan 81995015B – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-93


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220110370, West Chevy Chase Heights; R-60 zone, 1 lot; located on the south side of Maple Avenue, 150 feet east of Maryland Avenue; Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220110380, Rock Spring Park; I-3 zone, 4 ownership parcels comprising 1 parcel; located on the west side of Rockledge Drive, 400 feet north of Democracy Boulevard; North Bethesda Garrett Park.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


3. Subdivision Plat No. 220110400, Glen Echo Heights; R-90 zone, 1 lot; located on the south side of Walhonding Road, 400 feet west of Waneta Road; Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Project Plan Amendment Review No. 92009001A, Woodmont Central Phases 1A, 1B & 2, CBD-1/CBD; REVISED AFTER MEETING (Number Corrected)

R2 zones; 2.31 acres; amendment: revisions to conditions #1, 3d, 5e, and 8 to coincide with newly submitted site plan; locations: southwest quadrant of the intersection of Battery Lane and Wisconsin Avenue, southwest quadrant of the intersection of Rugby Avenue and Del Ray Avenue; Bethesda CBD

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Extension

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Minutes of December 2, 2010

item 2 CR Zones Zoning Text Amendment

J. Sloan

Zoning text amendment to add CR Neighborhood and CR Town zones to the family of CR zones in Division 59-C-15. Modifications, clarifications, and corrections to integrate the new zones into the structure of the CR zones are proposed including changes to uses, parking, development methods, general requirements, development standards, and public benefit requirements.

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

item 3

Worksession #5 - Wheaton Central Business District (CBD) and Vicinity Sector Plan

S. Tallant/K. Afzal

A community presentation will be made by GreenWheaton, a sustainable initiative workgroup formed over a year and a half ago in response to community concerns that the Sector Plan include more "green" elements. Initially a joint workgroup of both WRAC and WUDAC, they are now considering non-profit status modeled on Bethesda Green, which promotes Sustainable Living in the Bethesda area.

Planning Board Action/Decision: No vote taken.

12:45 pm LUNCH
Item 4 Closed Session
  Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(13) to comply with specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter
item 5

Mandatory Referral No. 2010738-DGS-1 : Montgomery County Multi Agency Service Park (Webb Tract)

C. Nelson

Revised Attachment 4 of Staff Memo - ADDITION

Along Snouffer’s School Road near Centerway Road, I-4 Zone, Gaithersburg Master Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approve with comments.

Item *6 Limited Site Plan Amendment for Site Plan Review No. 82006034B, Children’s Manor Montessori School (formerly Traville Day Care)

J. Sloan

MXN zone; 1.68 acres; Amendment to change the use to include both a day care facility and private educational institute, add a gazebo to the play area and addition of a sign; located at the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Darnestown Road and Traville Gateway Drive; Gaithersburg Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 7 Review of FY12 Proposed Budget Transmittal Letter

P. Barney/H. Sun

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only, no vote taken.
item 8 Roundtable Discussion


Planning Director’s Report