The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 3:30 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions - REVISED

  1. Montgomery College Germantown Campus Preliminary Plan 120110380 – MCPB No: 11-98

2. Montgomery College Germantown Campus Holy Cross Hospital Site Plan 820110110 – MCPB No. 11-99
3. Montgomery College Germantown Campus Forest Conservation Plan MR20009720 – MCPB No.: 11-97

4. Edgemoor (5300 Moorland Lane) Subdivision Plan No. 220111080 – MCPB No.: 11-119 - POSTPONED


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220111070, Travilah Fire Station; LSC Zone; 1 parcel; located on the northwest corner of Shady Grove Road and Darnestown Road; Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

2. Subdivision Plat No. 220111400, Darnestown at Travilah; RT-8 Zone; 39 lots, 2 parcels; located on the north side of Darnestown Road; 400 feet west of Travilah Road; Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

3. Subdivision Plat No. 220120310, West Chevy Chase Heights; R-60 Zone; 1 lot; located on the south side of Maple Avenue; 150 feet west of Kentucky Avenue. Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Staff Recommendation: Approval


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes
  Minutes of November 10, 2011
Item 2 Board of Appeals No. S-2820: Fairland Animal Hospital, Inc. - REVISED STAFF MEMO

C. Gilbert

Applicant requests a special exception to permit the operation of a veterinary hospital, R-90 zone; located at 13425 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Fairland Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions

(Action Required for Hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 12/16/11)

Item 3 Memorandum of Understanding with the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services

R. Kronenberg

Request approval of modifications to an existing MOU regarding inspection responsibilities and coordination between agencies and transmittal to the DPS for their approval

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved of Modifications to MOU

Item 4 Subdivision Regulation Amendment–11-02

G. Russ

To amend the Subdivision Regulations to authorize the approval and recordation of a plat for certain properties classified in a one-family residential zone under the minor subdivision procedure under certain circumstances

Planning Board Action/Decision: Recomends Approval

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing of 1/17/12)

Item *5 Preliminary Plan Review No. 120120050, Greenway Property

K. Reilly

R-90 zone, 0.97 acres, Adjust lot lines between lots 3 and 19 [no new lots proposed]; located southeast of the intersection with Bent Branch Road and Mohican Road; Bethesda Chevy-Chase

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with conditions as amended

Item *6 Preliminary Plan No. 120100170: Lincoln Park

P. Butler

Record one lot approximately 10.07 acres in size, 15,000 square foot material storage building and a 27,160 square foot warehouse, located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Westmore Avenue and Ashley Avenue, I-1 Zone, Upper Rock Creek Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved as Amended with Conditions

Item 7 Fee Structures - POSTPONED

R. Krasnow

Discussion of new fee structure being proposed for plans that are being reviewed concurrently, such as project and preliminary plans.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of New Fees

Item 8 Roundtable Discussion - NEW TIME/ADDITION


A. Planning Director's Report

B. Parks Director's Report

C. Proposed Amendment to the Local Area Transportation Review and Policy Area Mobility Review Guidelines - ADDITION