The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:00 pm

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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** 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


Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

Falkland North Site Plan 820120050 – MCPB No. 12-12


*B. Record Plats


1. Subdivision Plat No. 220121210, Musgrove’s Addition to Neelsville; R-200 zone, 1 lot; located on the west side of Frederick Road (MD 355), approximately 350 feet northwest of Greenridge Drive; Clarksburg Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


2. Subdivision Plat No. 220080460-220080470, Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park; R-60 zone, 1 parcel; located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Georgia Avenue (MD 97) and Evans Parkway; Kensington - Wheaton Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


3. Subdivision Plat No. 220120370, Clarksburg Village; PD-4 zone, 7 parcels; located in the eastern quadrant of the intersection of Little Seneca Parkway and Snowden Farm Parkway; Clarksburg Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of May 10, 2012

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 Mandatory Referral No. 2012020-MCPS-1, Crossway Community Montessori Public Charter School

L. Estrada

3015 Upton Drive, Kensington MD, R-60 Zone, Master Plan for the Communities of Kensington-Wheaton

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved and Transmit Comments.

Item *3 Preliminary Plan No. 120090240: The Plantations

B. Berbert

Request to subdivide parcel 728 (24320 Woodfield Road), into two (2) lots; located on the west side of Woodfield Road (MD124), approximately 200 feet south of the intersection of Log House Road;1.65 acres; R-200 Zone; Damascus Master Plan Area.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions and Adoption of Resolution.

Item 4 Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan

L. Cole

Status update and review preliminary draft Bicycle/Pedestrian Priority Areas

Planning Board Action/Decision: No Vote Taken.

Item 5 Roundtable Discussion


A. Discuss Maryland Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 – Process for Compliance

B. Maryland State Land Use Report

C. Update on School Queue

Item *6 Limited Site Plan Amendment No. 82003014B: Euro Motorcars

M. Smith

Lot One (approximately 3.59 acres), located at 19750 Germantown Road, including an expansion to the showroom of 5,000 square feet in Building 3, a new two-story parking deck, new signage, and a modification to the lighting and landscaping plans, TMX-2 Zone
Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions and Adoption of Resolution.

Item 7 Special Exception S-2839: Plamondon Enterprises, Inc.

F. Boyd

Request for a special exception to operate a drive-in restaurant at 15662 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville; C-2 Zone; 1997 Fairland Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item 8 Briefing on the Upper Paint Branch Special Protection Area, the Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan, and M-NCPPC’s Park Acquisition Programs

J. Hench/B. Gries

Item 9

Proposed Zoning Text Amendment Revising the Requirements for Permitting Accessory Apartments

G. Russ/P. Dunn

Establish definitions for attached and detached accessory apartment; establish standards for attached and detached accessory apartments as permitted uses and special exception uses; and revise the standards and requirements for a registered living unit

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approval to Transmit Comments to County Council for Introduction.