The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 8:30 am

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.
  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.
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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. **
  Moment of Silence in Memory of Sue Edwards
item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. Mess Property Preliminary Plan 120100310 - ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-37

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


2. Kensington Heights Preliminary Plan 120100290 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-28

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


3. A-305 Snowden Farm Parkway Water Quality Plan MR2010814 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 10-178

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


4. Willerburn Acres Preliminary Plan 120110110 – ADOPTION OF MCPB RESOLUTION No. 11-39 - ADDITION

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.



*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220110150, Moxley Estates; RDT and R-200 zones; 2 lots; located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Bethesda Church Road and Clarksburg Road; Damascus.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220110490, Kensington Heights; R-60 zone; 2 lots; located on the north side of Decatur Avenue, 100 feet east of Pearson Street; Kensington-Wheaton.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


3. Subdivision Plat No. 220110750, Oakmont; R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the south side of Oak Place, 875 feet west of Old Georgetown Road (MD 187); Bethesda - Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


4. Subdivision Plat No. 220110820, West Chevy Chase; R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the north side of Drummond Avenue, approximately 2,300 feet west of Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355); Bethesda - Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


5. Subdivision Plat No. 220110920, Rosedale Park; R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the north side of Maple Avenue, 75 feet east of Maryland Avenue; Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

4900 Fairmont Corrected Resolution Project Plan No. 920070030  - ADOPTION OF MCPB CORRECTED RESOLUTION No. 07-219

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Minutes of April 21, 2011

Item 2 Reconsideration Request for Downcounty Consortium School #29 (McKenney Hills)


Final Forest Conservation Plan No. MR2010720; MCPB Resolution No. 11-19
Item 3 GSSC Implementation Advisory Committee

S. Findley

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
item 4 Local Map Amendment No. G-892 for the Chelsea School

D. Orobona

Application to rezone the property from R-60 to RT-15 for 77 dwelling units including 76 townhouses and 1 existing structure; 5.25 acres; located at 630 Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring; Silver Spring
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

(Action Required for Hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 5/26/11)

(Public Testimony Limited to Two Hours Total)





Item 8

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 5 Kensington Fire Station #25

A. Lindsey/L. Estrada

*A. Forest Conservation Plan: Northeast Quadrant of the intersection of Connecticut Avenue (MD Route 185) and Bel Pre Road, PRC Zone, Aspen Hill Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

B. Mandatory Referral No. 2011205-DGS-1
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 6 Weller Road Elementary School Modernization

A. Lindsey/L. Estrada

*A. Forest Conservation Plan: North side of Weller Road, west of Georgia Avenue (MD Route 97), between Valleywood Drive and Connecticut Avenue (MD Route 185), R-60 Zone, Master Plan for the Communities of Kensington-Wheaton
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with comments.

B. Mandatory Referral No. 2011204-MCPS-1
Planning Board Action/Decision : Approved with comments.

Item 7 Roundtable Discussion


A. Planning Director's Report

B. Operating Funds Nine Month Financial Report Including Projections to June 30, 2011.
C. Enterprise Funds Nine Month Financial Report Including Projections to June 30, 2011.