The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 3:00 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. Johns Hopkins University Medical Center Preliminary Plan 11986115C – MCPB No. 11-114

2. Fenwick Station Project Plan 920110010 – MCPB No. 11-105

3. Fenwick Station Preliminary Plan 120110400 –MCPB No. 11-106

4. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Aquilino Cancer Center Site Plan Amendment and Final Water Quality Plan No. 81999024H – MCPB No. 11-113

5. First Baptist Church of Wheaton Preliminary Plan 120100250 – MCPB No. 11-76

6. First Baptist Church of Wheaton Site Plan 820100080 – MCPB No. 11-77


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220110390, Sunshine Acres; RC zone, 2 lots; located on the south side of New Hampshire Avenue, approximately 500 feet northwest of Sapling Ridge Lane; Olney Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


8021 Georgia Avenue - Use of Amenity Contribution for Site Plan No. 820060380 – MCPB No. 11-120

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of December 15, 2011

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *8 Preliminary Plan Review No. 120100270, 7206 Meadow Lane - NEW TIME

N. Braunstein


R-60 zone, 1.33 acres, Re-subdivision of property requesting 2 lots for 2 one-family detached units; located on Meadow Lane in the northwest quadrant of the intersection with Oak Lane; Bethesda Chevy-Chase

Planning Board Action/Decision: Deferred.

Item 5 Worksession: Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan - NEW TIME

L. Cole/T. Autrey/M. Dolan

Continue discussion of methodology - REVISED

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.

Item 7 Local Map Amendment No. G-862 and G-863, Glenmont Metro Center, Supplemental Traffic Analysis - POSTPONED

M. Brown

Remanded by the County Council to the Hearing Examiner on January 15, 2008. Proposed rezoning of approximately 30.9 acres from RT 12.5, R-30 and O-M Zones to TS-R Zone, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Glenallan Avenue, Silver Spring, Glenmont Transit Impact Area and Vicinity Sector Plan. Review the applicant's supplemental traffic analysis evaluating the traffic impacts of Stages 1 and 2 on the surrounding area
Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments

(Action Required for Hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 2/10/12)

Item 6 Closed Session

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: Evaluation)

Item 2 Northern Parks Briefing - NEW TIME

W. Hanley/M. Jones/M. Horrigan

Northern Parks Division briefing on operations, staff, park users, facilities, challenges and opportunities.

Item 3 Ridge Road Recreational Park - NEW TIME

B. Gries

Authorization to acquire 1.32 acres, more or less, improved, from Norman L. and Donna L. Tunnell, located at 21500 Ridge Road, Germantown, Maryland 20876

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 4 Roundtable Discussion - NEW TIME


A. Parks Director's Report

B. Summary of County Executive’s Recommendations for Parks FY13-18 CIP

Item 9 Board of Appeals No. S-2791: Nina & Val Aks - REVISED STAFF MEMO

C. Gilbert

Applicant requests a special exception to operate a medical/dental clinic, R-200 zone; located at 11406 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, North Bethesda/Garrett Park Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Denied.

(Action Required for Hearing by the Hearing Examiner on 2/17/12)