The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda


Thursday, January 27, 2011


Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 2:30 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

  8809 Chalon Drive Variance Request Plan No. SC2010014 – ADOPTION OF MCPB No. 10-134

*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes
item 2 Vision 2030 Strategic Plan for Parks and Recreation - Draft Recommendations: Goals and Objectives

B. Farquhar

Presentation of the draft recommendations, including discussion of the draft goals and objectives contained in the draft Executive Summary and Volume 2: Vision 2030 Strategic Plan, a recap of the Needs and Resource Assessment, and a review of preliminary public feedback on the draft recommendations.
Staff Recommendation: Discussion
item 3 Corrective Map Amendments

R. Kamen/K. Holt

As part of the mapping conversion project, a number of errors on the existing paper zoning maps have been discovered and need to be corrected. Staff will be bringing an entire group of corrections to the Board.
Staff Recommendation: Transmit to County Council
Item 11 CR Zones Zoning Text Amendment Worksession - ADDITION

J. Sloan

A. Draft - CR Zones Zoning Text Amendment Sections 4 and 5 - ADDITION

B. Draft - CR Zones Zoning Text Amendation Sections 4 and 5 - Red Lined Version - ADDITION

Continued discussion of modifications to the CR zones to add CR “Neighborhood” and CR “Town” zoning categories.

12:45 PM LUNCH
Item 12 Closed Session - ADDITION

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 4 Provisional Adequate Public Facilities Review – Changes to Planning Board’s LATR and PAMR Guidelines - NEW TIME

C. Conlon/D. Hardy

Proposed Amendment to LATR and PAMR Guidelines to allow the use of the Provisional APF process in the Subdivision Staging Policy for individual applications where a development district is not proposed.
Staff Recommendation: Approval to Amend Guidelines

Item 5 Forest Conservation Annual Report - POSTPONED

K. Nelson

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Forest Conservation Data to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
item *6 Preliminary Plan 119852450, Decoverly Hall (APF Extension Request)

C. Conlon

O-M zone; 44.27 acres; 7 lots previously approved for 832,000 square feet of office use; request to reinstate and grant a second extension of the validity period for the adequate public facilities (APF) approval to permit construction of the remaining 105,000 square feet of expired office use; located located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Key West Avenue and Diamondback Drive; Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Do Not Grant Extension
Item *7 Preliminary Plan11987271B, Milestone Business Park

C. Conlon/K. Kim

I-3 zone; 44.7 acres; 3 lots previously approved for 792,200 square feet of office, 70,000 square feet of industrial, 25,000 square feet of restaurant, and 15,050 square feet of retail uses; request for a new adequate public facilities approval for 428,000 square feet of expired office use; located on Milestone Center Drive, 750 feet south of Observation Drive; Germantown Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
Item 8 Montgomery County Priorities for State Consolidated Transportation Program

L. Cole/D. Hardy

Provide guidance for joint County Council and Executive transportation project priorities letter to the State Delegation.
Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council

item 9 Roundtable Discussion


Parks Director’s Report
item 10 FY12 User Fee Schedules

C. Brett

Montgomery Parks: Discuss fees for Department of Parks facilities and programs.

Staff Recommendation: Approval