The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 3:15 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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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220110780, Great Falls Estates: RE-2 zone, 2 lots; located on the north side of Skipwith Lane, approximately 1,100 feet west of Belmart Drive; Potomac Subregion.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of April 7, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 Recognition of Commission Employees for Years of Service
Item 3 Public Hearing and Action: Limited Amendment to the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan & Hyattstown Special Study Area To Allow an Exception to the Retail Staging Provisions

R. Cashion/J. Carter

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item 4 White Flint Staging & Implementation Guidelines—Transportation Approval Mechanism

J. Sesker/D. Hardy

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.
item *5 Preliminary Plan No. 120100310: Mess Property

R. Weaver

One, 5.0 acre lot with a 199 acre farm remainder requested; located at 18420 Brooke Grove Road, east side of Old Baltimore Road opposite intersection with Spartan Road; 203.75 acres, RNC zone; Olney Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

item *6 Special Protection Area (SPA) Water Quality Plan

C. Bunnag

Removal of Impervious Surfaces on Parcel N817, Grauel’s Addition to Spencerville (2381 Spencerville Road, Burtonsville), M-NCPPC Parkland in Upper Paint Branch

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

12:00 pm - NEW TIME LUNCH
Item 11 Closed Session - ADDITION

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(9) to conduct collective bargaining negotiations or consider matters that relate to the negotiations

Item 12 Closed Session - ADDITION

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 8 Great Seneca Science Corridor Staging Guidelines

S. Findley

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

Item *9 Preliminary Plan No. 120110110: Willerburn Acres (Resubdivision)

R. Weaver

Two lots requested for two single family detached dwellings; located on the east side of Gainsborough Road, 400 feet southwest of Whistler court; R-90 zone; 1.91 acres; Potomac Subregion Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.
Item *10 Site Plan No. 81999001F: Panera Bread Restaurant in the Germantown Town Center - POSTPONED

M. Smith

Century Boulevard, near Crystal Rock Drive, TS zone, 0.11 acres, Parcel D, 5,097 square feet (including 800 square feet for outdoor sitting). This building was previously approved for 5,100 square feet. Master Plan for the Germantown Employment Corridor
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
item 7 Roundtable Discussion - POSTPONED

R. Stanley

Planning Director's Report