The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 3:15 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

  1. Human Genome Sciences (Traville parcels M & N) Site Plan 82001012C, MCPB No. 11-74

2. Johns Hopkins University Belward Campus Preliminary Plan 11996110A , MCPB No. 11-72

3. Woodside Urban Park Forest Conservation Plan PP22012003, MCPB No. 11-94

4. Norbeck Montessori School Forest Conservation Plan No. S-2802, MCPB No. 11-42

  Planning Board Action/Decison:Approved Number 4 Deferred

*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items

  Corrected Resolution for Fairfield at Germantown Site Plan #82003003C - CORRECTED MCPB No. 11-47
  Planning Board Action/Decison:Approved
  *D. Approval of Minutes
  Minutes of October 6, 2011
  Planning Board Action/Decison:Approved
Item 2 GSSC Implementation Advisory Committee

S. Findley

Staff Recommendation: Appoint New Members of Great Seneca Science Corridor Implementation Advisory Committee
  Planning Board Action/Decison:Approved
item 3 Enterprise Division Year in Review

C. Brett

Briefing on Montgomery Parks Enterprise Division

Item 4 Montgomery County Parks FY 12-13 Fee Schedules

C. Brett

Review and approve fees for Department of Park's Facilities and Programs

Staff Recommendation: Approval

  Planning Board Action/Deecision:Approved
Item *5 Pre-Preliminary Plan 720110090 - Halpine View

P. Butler

Request for Planning Board advice for a potential rezoning request from R-30 to PD-60 (Urban High – Density Category) to allow for a multi-family development with 2,206 dwelling units and 9,350 square feet of ancillary commercial uses on approximately 41.3 acres of land; located on the east side of Twinbrook Parkway at the intersection with Halpine Road in the North Bethesda/Garrett Park Master Plan area.
Staff Recommendation: Advice to Applicant

  Planning Board Action/Decision:Discussion Only
12:15 PM LUNCH
Item 6 Closed Session - POSTPONED

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice (TOPIC: Naming Rights)

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 (TOPIC: Budget)

item 11 Briefing: FY 13 Budget Priorities - NEW TIME
Item *7 Limited Site Plan No. 82007024A (Amendment): Hallman Grove

S. Pereira

Modification to the lot lines, to add an open play area, and to revise the Forest Conservation Plan; on Fellowship Lane approximately 1,600 feet west of Quince Orchard Road, 12.4 acres; R-200 and R-200/TDR-3 Zones, Potomac Master Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.
Item 8 2011 Mobility Assessment Report (MAR)

J. Dory/M. Dolan

Staff Memo; Report; Appendix

Presentation to Board and discussion as required biannually under Subdivision Staging Policy legislation. This report provides an update on the status of current traffic congestion in the County, focusing on both intersection and corridor levels of congestion. This report also includes an update of future traffic congestion conditions in the County.
Planning Board Action/Decision : Approved to Transmit 2011 Mobility Assessment Report to County Council.

Item 9 Plan Maryland

D. Anspacher

Staff will brief the Board on the latest revisions to the Plan with respect to the comments of the Full MNCPPC. The Board will determine whether to sign a three-party letter with the County Executive and County Council President.
Planning Board Action/Decision : Approved to Transmit Joint Draft Letter.

item 10 Worksession for Design Guidelines for the Takoma Langley Crossroads Sector Plan - POSTPONED

J. Marcolin

Staff Recommendation: Preliminary Approval and Transmittal to Council