The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:30 am

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


Hilltop Farm Preliminary Plan 120050740 – MCPB No. 11-48

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220110330, Tischer Estate; RC zone, 2 lots, 1 outlot; located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Old Columbia Pike and Dustin Road; Fairland.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220110790, Chevy Chase Terrace; R-60 zone,1 lot; located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355) and Norwood Drive; Bethesda- Chevy Chase.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Site Plan Amendment No. 82003011C for Meadows at Hurley Ridge in response to a violation, Amendment to modify site plan elements necessitated by the following: 1) site conditions discovered through enforcement actions including modifications to landscaping, street lighting, striping and pedestrian connections; and 2) revisions requested within the right-of-way by the Department of Permitting Services; R-200/TDR-4; 62.55 acres; located on Little Seneca Parkway in the Clarksburg Master Plan area.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of May 12 and May 19, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 Reconsideration Request of Willerburn Acres Preliminary Plan 120110110
item 16 Department of Parks’ FY 13 - 18 CIP Strategy Session #1 - ADDITION

S. Vera

Set priorities and initiatives for FY13-18 Parks’ CIP

item 3 Zoning Code Rewrite – Update

P. Dunn

Staff will provide an update on the code drafting phase of the project. Staff will brief the Board on an outline of the third discussion draft, 59-6 Administration and Procedure, as well as report on sessions with the Zoning Advisory Panel and other internal stakeholder groups.

Planning Board Action/Decsion: Discussion only.

Item 4 Provisional Adequate Public Facilities Review – Changes to Planning Board’s LATR and PAMR Guidelines

C. Conlon

Proposed change to the previously approved language for an Amendment to the LATR and PAMR Guidelines to allow the use of the Provisional APF process in the Subdivision Staging Policy for individual applications where a development district is not proposed.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item 5 2017 Policy Area Mobility Review (PAMR) - POSTPONED

E. Graye

Presentation to Board and discussion of the year 2017 Policy Area Mobility Review (PAMR) analysis and results, including the FY 2012 PAMR trip mitigation requirements as required annually under the Annual Growth Policy Legislation.

Staff Recommendation: Adopt FY 2012 PAMR Mitigation Requirements Effective July 1, 2011


Item *6 Brookside Gardens Visitors Center Parking and Access Modifications; Revised Forest Conservation Plan PP1995001

M. Fuster

Project located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, in Wheaton Regional Park.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item 17 Legal Department FY11 Spending Plan - ADDITION

A. Gardner

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


12:30 PM LUNCH
Item 7 Closed Session


Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(14) to discuss a matter directly related to a negotiating strategy or the contents of a bid or proposal before the contract is awarded or bids are opened, if public discussion or disclosure would adversely impact the ability of the Commission to participate in the competitive bidding or proposal process

Item 8 Little Falls Stream Valley Park, Unit 1

M. Ma

Review and receive public comment on the draft agreement for the access road easement granted to EYA in Little Falls Stream Valley Park, Unit 1.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved Amended Agreement.



Item *9

Limited Site Plan Amendment 82008019A: Batchellors Forest

S. Pereira

6 MPDUs and 31 market rate units with revised lot configurations and new water and sewer connections, located on Batchellors Forest Road approximately 3,000 feet south of the intersection with Doctor Bird Road, 93.64 acres, RNC Zone, Olney Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.


item 10 City of Rockville Annexation (ANX2011-00139), Reed Brothers Property, 15955 Frederick Road

N. Yearwood

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approval to Transmit Staff's Comments to City of Rockville Mayor and Council, and Montgomery County Council.

Item 11 Board of Appeals No. S-2781: Gilmoure-Brunett, LLC, Inc.

D. Orobona

Applicant has submitted revised plans for a special exception for a child day care facility for up to 90 children and 20 staff; R-60 zone; located at 220 W. University Blvd.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Denied.

item 12 Roundtable Discussion - REVISED


A. Planning Director's Report / Pipeline of Approved Projects

B. White Flint Staging - Subdivision Staging Policy Amendment Update - ADDITION

Item 13 Enforcement Hearing; Montgomery County Planning Department v. Peter & Gwendolyn Regis
item 14 Zoning Text Amendment 11-04 - ADDITION

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.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approval to Transmit Comments with modifications to County Council.

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

item 15 Zoning Text Amendment 11-05 - ADDITION

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.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approval to Transmit Comments to County Council.

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



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