The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Wednesday, April 6, 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.
  3. Copies of testimony presented orally or copies of correspondence will not be distributed at the hearing.
  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.
  5. To testify on an agenda item, sign-up online or call 301-495-4600 before 4:00 pm the day before the meeting. On the day of the meeting, please see the clerk in the Board Auditorium to sign-up. Submission of written comments does not constitute signing up to speak.
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  ** 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


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220100690, Potomac Park Estates; RDT zone, 2 lots; located on the east side of Montevideo Road, approximately 2,000 feet south of Sugarland Road; Agriculture and Rural Open Space.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220100920, Bauer Tract; I-1 zone, 1 parcel; located on the west side of Oakmont Avenue, 400 feet north of Shady Grove Road; Shady Grove.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


3. Subdivision Plat No. 220110280 – 220110290, Hoyles Mill Village; R-200 zone, 3 parcels; located in northwest quadrant of the intersection of Ashleigh Green Road and Richter Farm Road and in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Bear Creek Drive and Schaeffer Road; Germantown.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


4. Subdivision Plat No. 220110680, West Chevy Chase Heights; R-60 zone, 1 lot; located on the south side of Maple Avenue, 350 feet east of Maryland Avenue; Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

S. Pereira

Extension Request: Project Plan Amendment Review No. 92002002B, Martens Property; RMX-2 zone; 26.48 acres; Amendment to improve the property with 922,651 square feet of mixed-use residential and retail development, including 170 townhouses, 286 multi-family and 13,984 square feet of retail; located at the southwest quadrant of the intersection with Wisteria Drive and Waters Road; Germantown

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of February 17, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 2 Takoma Langley Crossroads Sector Plan – revised CR zones

M. Williams/J. Marcolin

Discussion of Zoning Recommendations

Planning Board Action/Decison: Approved.

item 3 Briefing on 2010 Montgomery County Revenue Authority’s Annual Report

C. Brett

Presentation by the Revenue Authority on the operation of the Commission’s golf courses

Planning Board Action/Decison: Discussion only.

Item 4 Roundtable Discussion

S. Vera

Overview of the Department of Parks’ CIP Process and tentative schedule for the FY13-18 CIP
Item 11 Request for an Amendment and Supplemental Appropriation to the Pollution Prevention and Repairs to Ponds and Lakes PDF of the Park Commission’s FY11-16 CIP - ADDITION

S. Vera/M. Pedoeem

Planning Board Action/Decison: Approved.
Item 6 Closed Session
  Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(3) to consider the acquisition of real property for a Commission purpose and matters directly related thereto
item 5 Glenallan Elementary School Modernization - Mandatory Referral # 2011202-MCPS-1 - NEW TIME

A. Lindsey/L. Estrada

*A. Forest Conservation Plan
Planning Board Action/Decison: Approved with conditions.

B. Mandatory Referral

Planning Board Action/Decison: Approved with conditions.

Item 7

Board of Appeals No. S-2801: Mary Emah

D. Orobona

Applicant requests a special exception for daycare for persons with disabilities to use for a home care office & after school program; R-90 zone; located at 3060 Fairland Road, Silver Spring
Planning Board Action/Decison: Approved with conditions.

(Action Required for Hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 4/18/11)

Item 8 Enforcement Hearing; Montgomery County Planning Department v. Michael & Linda Sandler - POSTPONED

C. Sorrento

Item 10 Budget Update: Response to Montgomery County Government - CANCELLED

P. Barney


Item 4 Roundtable Discussion (continuation) - ADDITION


2. Transportation Policy Area Review

3. Parking Study

4. Transit Task Force

5:00 PM - new time DINNER
Item 9 Joint Public Forum for the Department of Parks and Department of Recreation’s Proposed FY13-18 CIP

S. Vera

(Public Testimony Limited to Two Hours Total)



public notice

Department of Permitting Services
Division of Water Resources Management
has received a


This application includes proposal for placement of three separate T-Mobile communications towers. The proposed locations are: 14911 Good Hope Road; 1200 Fairland Avenue; 2815 Cabin Creek Drive. These sites are located within the Upper Paint Branch Watershed. The Upper Paint Branch Watershed is a designated Special Protection Area.


If you wish to request a public information meeting, a written request must be submitted to this office within 15 days of this notice (published March 25, 2011). The Water Quality Plans are available for review at the Department of Permitting Services office during working hours (8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday).

For further information, please call Mark Etheridge at (240) 777-6338. The address for the Department of Permitting Services is:

Department of Permitting Services
Land Development Services, Water Resources
255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850