The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 3:00 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 may submit a written statement for consideration by the Planning Board. Written comments must be received in the Chair's office at least 24 hours in advance of the Planning Board hearing date, referencing the hearing date and item, to be reviewed by the Board and included in the official record of the hearing. Written comments received within 24 hours before a hearing will be placed in the file, but will not be considered by the Planning Board or included in the official record. 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.
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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.

McKenney Hills Downcounty Consortium School #29 Final Forest Conservation Plan MR2010720 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-19


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220101110, Seneca Whetstone; R-200 zone; 2 lots; located on the west side of Jericho Drive, 300 feet north of Gatlin Drive; Gaithersburg & Vicinity.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220110130, Mushroom Meadow; RC zone; 2 lots; located on the north side of Ashton Road (MD 108), approximately 1,400 feet east of Mink Hollow Road; Sandy Spring - Ashton.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Aproved.


3. Subdivision Plat No. 220110220 – 220110270, Layhill Overlook; PD-2 zone; 39 lots, 9 parcels; located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Bel Pre Road and Homecrest Road; Aspen Hill.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


4. Subdivision Plat No 220110470, West Chevy Chase Heights; R-60 zone, 1 lot; located on the south side of Highland Avenue, 400 feet west of Maryland Avenue; Bethesda - Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Batchellors Forest CORRECTED Resolution – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-21

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Minutes of February 3, 2011

Item 8

Reconsideration Request for Seneca Meadows- Preliminary Plan No. 11998004A and Site Plan No. 820100140 - ADDITION

C. Sorrento

Planning Board Action/Decision: Denied.
item 2 CR Zones Zoning Text Amendment

J. Sloan

Click here for CR Zones Website

Final preliminary discussion of CR ZTA proposing the introduction of the CR “Neighborhood” and CR “Town” zones. Review of complete text, testimony, and remaining unresolved issues.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit ZTA for Introduction by the County Council.

12:00 PM LUNCH
Item 4 Closed Session

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 9 Closed Session - ADDITION

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice

item 3 Great Seneca Science Corridor Staging - NEW TIME

S. Findley

Discussion to review staging elements for the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan and provide direction to staff.

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

Item 5 Roundtable Discussion


Parks Director's Report

item *6 Site Plan Review No. 820110070, Potomac Village Shopping Center

M. Smith

C-1 zone; 0.018 acres; The Site Plan application concerns an area of only 545 SF for permission to add 545 SF to existing vacant space to accommodate a new restaurant; located on 10100 River Road south of Falls Road; Potomac

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

Item 7 Enforcement Hearing; Montgomery County Planning Department v. Christopher Pirtle