The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 5:00 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.
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9:00 am - addition STAFF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING (MRO Auditorium)
Item 2 REVISED Briefing on Economic Study for East County Science Center (ECSC) - PUBLIC BRIEFING TO CHAIR AND PLANNING DIRECTOR

J. Sesker/R. Stanley

Staff Memo; Consultant's Report

Briefing will be open to the public and is no longer part of the Board's official agenda. The briefing will be available through the Planning Department website.

  ** 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 - NEW TIME

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220081500, Montco addition to Damascus; RE-2C zone, 2 lots; located on the north side of Bethesda Church Road, approximately 1,300 feet east of Johnson Drive; Damascus.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220110090, Burtonsville Industrial Park; I-3 zone, 1 parcel; located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Sandy Spring Road (MD 198) and Columbia Pike (US 29); Fairland.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


3. Subdivision Plat No. 220110310, Spring Meadows; RC zone, 2 lots; located on the east side of Poplar Hill Road, approximately 3,800 feet south of Kelley Farm Drive; Potomac.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of May 5, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 12

Central Administrative Services (CAS) Budget Transfer Request - ADDITION/NEW TIME


CAS Transfer request from DHRM to the Merit System Board

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 6 Worksession: Draft Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan - NEW TIME

F. Boyd/K. Afzal

Staff Memo; Redline Version Planning Board Draft; Clean Version Planning Board Draft

Staff Recommendation: Approval to Transmit Planning Board Draft Plan to the County Executive and County Council

Item 9 Proposed Amendments: Montgomery County Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan- March 2011 Category Change Requests and 2011-1 Administrative Cases - NEW TIME

K. Nelson

Staff Memo; Attachment 1; Attachment 2; Attachment 3; Attachment 4

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Recommendations on Individual Cases to the County Executive and the County Council

Item 11 Enforcement Hearing; Montgomery County Planning Department v. Oluseyi & Oyinola Fashina - ADDITION/NEW TIME
Item 10 Closed Session - CANCELLED


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 3 Department of Parks’ FY 13 - 18 CIP Strategy Session #1 - POSTPONED

S. Vera

Set priorities and initiatives for FY13-18 Parks’ CIP

Item 4 Roundtable Discussion - CANCELLED


Parks Director's Report
Item *5 Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 11996019B: Winterset - Modify the Category I Conservation Easements - POSTPONED TO JUNE 23

J. Penn

Located on Winterset Terrace and Broad Green Court west of the intersection of Falls Road (Md-189) and Glen Road, 2.71 Acres, R-200 Zone, Potomac Master Plan

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

item 7 Zoning Text Amendment 11-04 - POSTPONED TO JUNE 16

G. Russ

To amend the definitions of “Public facilities and amenities” and “Public use space”; amend the development standards for an optional method project to allow the provision of a building or land for a publicly owned and operated government facility to meet the public facility and amenity requirements and to satisfy the public use space requirement; and to exclude the floor area of the publicly owned and operated government facility in the calculation of gross floor area.

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing of 6/14/11)

item 8 Zoning Text Amendment 11-05 - POSTPONED TO JUNE 16

G. Russ

To delete certain automobile related uses from the list of prohibited land uses in the U.S. 29/Cherry Hill Road Employment Area Overlay zone; and require existing automobile repair, service, and sales and related offices, storage, and parking uses to satisfy the requirements of the underlying zone.

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing of 6/14/11)

Item 13 Closed Session - CANCELLED


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



public notice

Department of Permitting Services
Division of Land Development Services
has received a


The proposed development is for the construction of a Fire Station on the west side of MD Route 355 north of the intersection with MD Route 121. The property is 4.04 acres in size. This area is located within the Clarksburg 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 (Posted 5/27/11).


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 Leo Galanko at (240) 777-6242. 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