The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 3:30 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


Weaver Property Preliminary Plan 120090160 – MCPB No. 11-36

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220090430, Heritage Farm; R-200 zone; 1 lot, 1 parcel; located on the north side of Oaklyn Drive, approximately 1,000 feet east of Falls Road (MD 189); Potomac.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220110840 - 220110890, Gallery Park; PD-11 zone; 76 lots, 56 parcels; located on the east side of Shawnee Lane, 300 feet north of Gateway Center Drive; Clarksburg.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Site Plan No. 82003003C (Amendment): Fairfield at Germantown - Modification to condition of approval no. 2 in Site Plan 820030030 to limit the density of Phase I to the acreage of Phase I only, and to revise the SWM facility; 62.4 acres in the RMX-2 Zone; located at the intersection of Father Hurley Boulevard and Waterford Hills Boulevard; Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Site Plan Amendment and Adoption of the Draft Resolution

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of May 26, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

item 2 Monitoring Staging in White Flint

B. Gruswitz/C. McGovern

Discuss GIS and planning support systems for monitoring White Flint staging

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

item *3 Project Plan No. 92002002B (Amendment): Martens Property

S. Pereira

Plan consists of 455 dwelling units and 14,486 square feet of commercial space on 26.48 acres, near the intersection of Wisteria Drive and Waters Road, RMX-2 Zone, Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions.

Item 4 GSSC Implementation Guidelines

S. Findley

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

12:30 PM LUNCH
Item 7 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 *5 Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 11996019B: Winterset - Modify the Category I Conservation Easements in response to a violation - REVISED STAFF MEMO

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

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 6 Silver Spring Baptist Church - Revised Attachments

S. Whipple/C. Kelly

Staff Memo; Attachment 1; Attachment 2; Attachment 3; Attachment 4; Attachment 5; Attachment 6

Determination whether to prepare Public Hearing Draft Amendment

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved staff recommendation by consensus.

(Public Testimony is Limited to Total of 90 Minutes)