The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:45 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 48 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 48 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


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items

  Request for Extension of Project Plan Amendment Review No. 92005002B, 8711 Georgia Avenue, CBD-2 zone; 0.71 acres; Amendment to eliminate the office square footage and replace that space with 160 residential units; keeping the retail space with minor modifications to the loading area; located at 8711 Georgia Avenue, approximately 250 feet northeast of the intersection with Cameron Street; Silver Spring CBD

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of February 24, 2011 and March 3, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 9 Appoint Two Replacement Zoning Advisory Panel Members - ADDITION

P. Dunn

The Zoning Advisory Panel serves as the advisory board to the Zoning Code Rewrite project.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 2 White Flint Staging & Implementation Guidelines

J. Sesker/D. Hardy

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

Item 3 Forest Conservation Fees

M. Pfefferle

Forest Conservation In-Lieu Fees and Administrative Civil Penalty Rate, and other Fees Associated with Forest Conservation Plans. County Resolution 15-1271 requires the Planning Board to revise the in-lieu fee and administrative civil penalty rate before May 1 of each odd numbered year.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item *4 Preliminary Plan Review No. 120100290, Kensington Heights

N. Braunstein

RT-8 zone; 3.02 acres; 26 units including 25 townhouses and 1one-family detached unit; located at the southwest quadrant of the intersection with West University Boulevard and the Wheaton Plaza access Road; Kensington-Wheaton

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

12:15 PM LUNCH
Item 10

Closed Session - ADDITION


Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice (TOPIC: Briefing on Enforcement Rules)

Item 5 Blockhouse Point Conservation Park

B. Gries

Authorization to acquire 5.0 acres, more or less, unimproved, located at 13501 Deakins Lane, Darnestown, Maryland 20874 from Nancy A. Becker and Joseph Greaney, Jr., as a Legacy Open Space, Natural Resource Protection Area.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 7 Enforcement Hearing; Montgomery County Planning Department v. Michael & Linda Sandler - NEW TIME
Item 6 Roundtable Discussion - NEW TIME


Master Plan Assessment Status Report - Review of proposed analysis methodology and prospective work products

Item 8 Budget Update - POSTPONED
Item 10

Closed Session (continuation) - ADDITION


Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice (TOPIC: Briefing on Enforcement Rules)




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