The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

1. Greenway Property Preliminary Plan 120120050 – MCPB No. 11-133

2. Mid-Pike Plaza Preliminary Plan 120120020 – MCPB No. 12-26

3. Mid-Pike Plaza Site Plan 820120020 – MCPB No. 12-27

4. Shrivstav Property Preliminary Plan 11991089A – MCPB No. 12-03

5. Westbrook Elementary School Forest Conservation Plan No. MR2012006 – MCPB No. 11-121


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220120850, Edgemoor; R-60 zone, 1 lot; located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Moorland Lane and Fairfax Road; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of February 2, 2012

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 ICC Environmental Stewardship/Compensatory Mitigation Project - POSTPONED

J. Cole

Approve the construction of Stormwater Management Pond retrofit and Storm Drain outfall project PB-33 and SPA BMP project PB-145 in the Upper Paint Branch SPA as part of the ICC Environmental Stewardship and Compensatory Mitigation Program.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 6 Zoning Text Amendment 12-01 - NEW TIME

G. Russ

Establish additional requirements in the C-4 zone for retail uses of a certain size located within one-half mile of a metro station.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Comments to County Council.

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing of 3/13/12)

Item 7 Zoning Text Amendment 12-02 - NEW TIME

G. Russ

Amend the term “combination retail store”; and amend the required findings for a combination retail use special exception.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Comments to County Council.

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing of 3/13/12)

Item 8 Zoning Text Amendment 12-04 - NEW TIME

G. Russ

Allow developers to provide additional forms of surety to insure the completion of site plan elements; and clarify the language to state that the surety being required by the Planning Board covers only certain certified site plan elements.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Comments to County Council.

(Action Required for County Council Public Hearing of 3/27/12)

Item *4 Site Plan No. 820110040 including a Forest Conservation Plan: Greenbriar at Norbeck Crossing

S. Pereira

262 dwelling units (including 15 percent MPDUs) consisting of 24 one-family detached homes, 95 townhomes and 143 garden apartments, located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Norbeck Road (MD 28) and Georgia Avenue (MD 97), 30.76 acres, R-200/TDR-7 Zone
Olney Master Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item 5 Schematic Development Plan Amendment No: 11-3: YBM Construction, Inc.

E. Tesfaye

Request to amend an approved Schematic Development Plan to reconfigure the location of building and parking facility, add to the height of the previously approved building, correct the size of the property and accommodate current environmental regulations and requirements for a property consisting of approximately 2.06 acres of land in the O-M Zone, located at 19815 Blunt Road in Germantown, Maryland. Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

1:15 pm new time LUNCH
Item 3 Roundtable Discussion - REVISED


A. Planning Director's Report - POSTPONED

C. Planning Department Streamlining Proposals - ADDITION

B. Transportation Policy Area Review Update

Item *9 Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 12011002A, Goddard School - Clarksburg

R. Weaver

R-200 Zone; Request to increase the size of the gymnasium, to amend the preliminary forest conservation plan and the conditions related to traffic improvements. Located on the south side of Frederick Road (Rt. 355) approximately 1300 ft. northwest of the intersection with Old Baltimore Road, Clarksburg Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item *10 Preliminary Plan No. 120110430 Rolling Stone

R. Weaver

A request to convert a recorded outlot into a recorded lot; R-200 Zone; 0.68 acres; located on the north side of Bonifant Road opposite Marine Drive; Cloverly Planning Area
Planning Board Action/Decision: Deferred.
Item 11 Proposed Amendment to LATR Guidelines for Determining PAMR Credits for Developments in CBD and Metro Station Policy Areas - POSTPONED

M. Dolan/R. Krasnow

Staff will present a simplified method for calculating Policy Area Mobility Review credits to be applied in CBD and Metro Station Policy Areas.
Staff Recommendation: Approval
item 12 Closed Session - ADDITION
  Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(3) to consider the acquisition of real property for a Commission purpose and matters directly related thereto
item 13 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