The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:00 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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  1. Unless otherwise noted, Planning Board meetings are held on Thursdays and begin at 9:00 a.m. The agenda is subject to change and certain items may be postponed or added.
  2. The Planning Board encourages public testimony unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Refer to the Planning Board Rules of Procedure for more information on public testimony. Any individual or organization may submit a written statement for consideration by the Planning Board. Written comments must be received in the Chair's office at least 24 hours in advance of the Planning Board hearing date, referencing the hearing date and item, to be reviewed by the Board and included in the official record of the hearing. Written comments received within 24 hours before a hearing date will be placed in the file, but will not be considered by the Planning Board or included in the official record. Comments should be transmitted via e-mail to, faxed to Chair Françoise Carrier at 301-495-1320, or addressed to: Françoise Carrier, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
  3. Copies of testimony presented orally or copies of correspondence will not be distributed at the hearing.
  4. Occasionally due to time constraints, the Planning Board may limit the total amount of time dedicated to public testimony. Public testimony may not be taken for items identified as Briefings, Worksessions and/or Roundtables. On other occasions when no public testimony will be taken, the agenda will specifiy.
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Board of Appeals No., S-2794, Costco (applicant) request for an automobile filling station special exception has been removed from the agenda and will be rescheduled at a later date.

  ** For more details about the Planning Board’s action on any item, you may link to the videotaped hearing after noon on the day following the meeting and select the item you wish to hear. **
item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. Hanover Shady Grove Sketch Plan 320120020 – MCPB No. 12-14

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

2. Little Bennett Day Use Facility FCP No. PP2012002 – MCPB No. 11-93

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

3. Colesville Depot Forest Conservation Plan MR2012011 – MCPB No. 12-15

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

4. Colesville Depot combined Preliminary/Final and WQP MR2012011 – MCPB No. 12-16 REVISED

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

5. Brookside Gardens Parking Renovation PP1995001 – MCPB No. 11-49

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

6. Fenwick Station Site Plan 820120080 – MCPB No. 12-48

7. Greenbriar at Norbeck Crossing Site Plan 820110040 – MCPB No. 12-33

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

8. Winchester Phase I of the Cabin Branch Community Site Plan 82006029A – MCPB No. 11-125

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220090600, Northwest Park; PD-75 zone, 1 lot; located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane; Bethesda CBD Sector Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

2. Subdivision Plat No 220121400, H.M. Martin’s 3rd addition to Chevy Chase; R-60 zone, 1 lot; located on the south side of Cummings Lane, 700 feet east of Brookville Road (MD 186); Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

3. Subdivision Plat No. 220141420, Potomac Hills, Section One; R-200 zone, 1 lot; located on the west side of Gary Road, approximately 1,000 feet south of Chapel Road; Potomac Subregion Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  6. Fenwick Station Site Plan 820120080 – MCPB No. 12-48 - NEW TIME
  *D. Approval of Minutes
Item *2

Limited Site Plan Amendment 82005024E to Amend the Forest Conservation Plan, Including a Tree Variance Request, National Park Seminary-WSSC Site 5-11 Stream Channel Rehabilitation

M. Fuster

PD-15, 26.50 acres, WSSC is proposing stream alterations, grading and associated forest clearing for repairs and protection of existing sewer and water infrastructure, located southeast of the I-495 Beltway and Linden Lane overpass, North & West Silver Spring Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item 3 Subdivision Staging Policy: 2012 Draft Transportation Policy Area Review Worksession #3

E. Graye

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit to County Council.
Item 6 Public Private Partnership with Coalition for Capital Crescent Trail (CCCT) - NEW TIME

D. Tobin

CCCT has proposed to construct a trail plaza on the Capital Crescent Trail approximately 250' north of River Road in close proximity to Security Public Storage and Whole Foods Market in Bethesda.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 4 Roundtable Discussion - REVISED/NEW TIME


A. Planning Director's Report

B. Operating Funds Nine Month Financial Report Including Projections to June 30, 2012. - POSTPONED

C. Enterprise Funds Nine Month Financial Report Including Projections to June 30, 2012. - POSTPONED

Item 5 Budget Transfer Requests - POSTPONED

K. Warnick/T. Anderson

Budget transfer requests from Parks and Planning Departments

public notice

Planning Board Seeks Public Comment on
Water and Sewer Category Change Requests

And General Water/Sewer Map Amendments

The Planning Board will hear testimony and consider recommendations for the water and sewer category change requests listed below on Thursday May 24, 2012. These applications request that community water and/or sewer service be extended to individual properties. Recommendations from the Planning Board will be presented to the County Executive as administrative cases are not required to go before the County Council. A public hearing on the administrative cases will also take place on May 30, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Department of Environmental Protection in Rockville.

Case Number

Applicant/Owner and Property Location

Master Plan Area


John Paez

8901 Warfield Road

Agriculture and Rural Open Space


Helen Polinger  (5 properties)

16600 Block, Batchellors Forest Road

2900 Block, Emory Church Road



Fawsett Farms Subdivision (26 properties)

10900 & 11000 Blocks, Chandler Road

8300 Block, Kingsgate Road

10700 – 10900 Blocks, Rock Run Drive



Paul & C.C.Kokulis (4 properties)

9403, 9405, 9408 & 9413 Falls Road




Go to the Planning Board’s website for the staff report and to see the position on the agenda: The packet will be posted on May 18, 2012. Written comments are also welcomed prior to the Planning Board Hearing and should be addressed to:

Chair Françoise M. Carrier
Montgomery County Planning Board
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910


For staff questions, contact Katherine Nelson at 301-495-4622 or

See also the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) website at:
or call DEP (240-777-7700).