The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 4:00 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items

  Preliminary Plan Review Amendment No. 11988225B, University Gardens, R-60 zone, 2.08 acres, Amend Condition no. 1 to convert designation from Part of Lot 11 to Lot 43, located at 440 East University Boulevard, approximately 50 feet north of Buckingham Drive; Silver Spring

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of October 27, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 3 Capital Crescent Trail Project Scope Refinement

D. Anspacher

Provide requested guidance to the Maryland Transit Administration on selected items and issues related to the concept design of the Capital Crescent Trail as it relates to the Purple Line Light Rail corridor.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

(Public Testimony is Limited to 90 Minutes Total;

Time Allotted to Representatives May be Reduced Due to Time Constraints)

1:15 pm LUNCH
item 10 Closed Session - ADDITION

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

Item 12 Closed Session - ADDITION
  Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice (TOPIC: Amenity Fund)
Item 11

Reconsideration Request of Goddard School - Clarksburg, Preliminary Plan No. 120110020 - ADDITION

Planning Board Action/Decision: No motion to reconsider.

Item 2 Parks' CIP Transfer and Supplemental Requests - NEW TIME

S. Vera

Authorize two supplemental appropriation requests to the Parks’ FY12 Capital Budget and amendments to the FY11-16 Capital Improvements Program (CIP); and authorize one fund transfer request in the Parks’ FY11-16 CIP

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 9 South Germantown Recreational Park (CORRECTED ITEM NUMBER)/NEW TIME

B. Gries

Authorization to acquire 22,500 square feet (0.52 acres), more or less, improved, from the Roger M. Burdette Revocable Trust, located at 17730 Burdette Lane, Germantown, MD 20874-2204

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *5 Subdivision Regulation Waiver Request SRW201203, Huntington Terrace

N. Braunstein

R-60 zone, 0.17 acres, Waiver request to subdivide two parts of lots, located on Lincoln Street, approximately 75 feet east of Jefferson Street; Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item *6 Preliminary Plan 119990390, Extension Request for Friendship Commons (Geico) - POSTPONED

N. Braunstein

TS-M and R-60/TDR zones, 26.50 acres, Request to extend the validity periods for the Preliminary Plan from 2014 to 2020 and the APF validity period from 2015 to 2020, located at 5260 Western Avenue; Friendship Heights
Staff Recommendation: Denial of the Extension Request

Item 7 Board of Appeals No. S-2819: Olney Assisted Living

E. Tesfaye/M. Kishter

*A. Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan No. S-2819: Olney Assisted Living
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.


B. Special Exception No. S-2819 Olney Assisted Living: Request for a special exception for a 64-bed domiciliary Care Home, R-200 Zone; located on Parcel P707, 17000 Block of Georgia Avenue, West Side of Georgia Avenue (MD 97) approximately 640 feet south of its intersection with Old Baltimore Road in Olney MD, 2005 Olney Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

(Action Required for Hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 12/02/2011)

Item 8 Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration

A. Lindsey/

J. Cole

*A. Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan MR2010006: Attachment; Clifton Road and E. Randolph Road, Silver Spring, R-90, White Oak Master Plan
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
B. Mandatory Referral No. 2010006: Clifton Road and E. Randolph Road, Silver Spring, R-90, White Oak Master Plan
Staff Recommendation: Approval and Transmit Comments to Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Item 4 Roundtable Discussion - NEW TIME/REVISED


A. Planning Director's Report - Current efforts at the state wide level on infrastructure funding - REVISED

B. Determining Non-Auto Mode Share for Staging Purposes - Presentation by Sande Brecher, MCDOT, on Annual Commuter Survey Results, Transportation Management District, and Non-Auto Driver Mode Share

C. Bike Share Grant and Use of Funds for Public Amenity