The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Wednesday, November 14, 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 specify.
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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


*B. Record Plats

  1. Subdivision Plat No. 220110930 – 220110950, Clarksburg Village (Revision)
R-200/TDR zone; 35 lots, 4 parcels; located at the intersection of Emerald Green Drive and Heron Neck Terrace; Clarksburg Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

2. Subdivision Plat No. 220120820, Glen Echo Heights, Section 2
R-90 zone; 2 lots; located on the west side of Wyoming Road, 500 feet south of Walhonding Road; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

3. Subdivision Plat No. 220121680, Section One, Kensington View
C-T zone; 2 lots; located in the northeastern quadrant of the intersection of University Boulevard (MD 193) and Valleyview Avenue; Wheaton CBD Sector Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

4. Subdivision Plat No. 220121970, Woodside
CBD-1 zone; 1 parcel; located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Second Avenue and Spring Street; Silver Spring CBD Sector Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

5. Subdivision Plat No. 220130160, Massachusetts Avenue Forest
R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the north side of Goldsboro Road, 125 feet east of Rannoch Road; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


1. Ayrlawn Corrected Resolution Preliminary Plan 120120110 – MCPB 12-79

2. Westfield Montgomery Mall Corrected Resolution Site Plan No. 8200500C- MCPB 12-116 - ADDED
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes
  Minutes of October 11, 2012
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.
Item 10 Matthew Henson Greenway/State Park - ADDED

B. Gries

Authorization to acquire 0.5615 acres (24,457 square feet), more or less, unimproved, from Faith Arts Academy, Inc., located at 13620 Layhill Road, Silver Spring, MD.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 Program of Requirements - Wheaton

M. Riley

The first phase report of a Program of Requirements for a new M-NCPPC Regional Headquarters Building in Montgomery County. It establishes a preliminary Space Program for the Commission's regional operations in Montgomery County, which includes the Commissioners' office, Legal Counsels, the Planning Department, and part of the Department of Parks. The Space Program will be submitted to the County Council.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 3

Approval of the FY14 Proposed Budget for the Planning Department, Commissioner’s Office, and CAS Departments

D. Conforti

12:45 pm LUNCH
Item 4 Closed Session


Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice.


1:45 PM -


Item 6 Worksession No. 2: Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan - TIME CHANGED

E. Hisel-McCoy

Attachment 1 - Attachment 2 - Attachment 3



Item 5 Zoning Text Amendment 12-17 - TIME CHANGED

G. Russ

Amend the minimum lot area required for the Country Inn zone.

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

(Action required for County Council public hearing of 11/27/12)

Item 8

Proposed Amendments: Montgomery County Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan- AD 2012-2 (Administrative Cases) - REVISED


K. Nelson

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved to Transmit Recommendations to County Executive.
Item 7 Roundtable Discussion - TIME CHANGED

R. Krasnow

Planning Director's Report
Item 9 Worksession on Zoning Ordinance Rewrite - REVISED

P. Dunn

(NOTE: Residential and Industrial Zones)

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 November 15, 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 November 30, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Department of Environmental (DEP) Protection in Rockville.



Case Number


Applicant/Owner and Property Location


Master Plan Area


P. Neal Cogswell

2111 Marymont Road

Aspen Hill


Margarita Lopez

15811 New Hampshire Avenue



Alan & Kathleen Wright

17710 Meeting House Road

Sandy Spring/Ashton


Bruce Stedman

17714 Meetinghouse Road

Sandy Spring/Ashton


Ramana Venigalla

8217 Warfield Road

Agriculture and Rural Open Space



Dorothy Haines/Patuxent River Development

14128 &14130 Travilah Road

Potomac Subregion


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 November 12, 2012.  Written comments are also welcomed prior to the Planning Board Hearing and should be addressed to:

Chairman Françoise 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 DEP’s website at:


Or call DEP at 240-777-7700.




Department of Permitting Services
Division of Water Resources Management
has received a


The site is located at 1930 Spencerville Road, which is within the Left Fork of the Upper Paint Branch Watershed. The Upper Paint Branch Watershed is a designated Special Protection Area. The proposed development will consist of construction of a new Temple and associated parking. In addition to the work at 1930 Spencerville Road, existing impervious areas will be removed from within the Upper Paint Branch at 2020 Spencerville Road.


If you wish to request a public information meeting, a written request must be submitted to this office within 15 days of this notice (published November 5, 2012).


The Water Quality Plans are available for review at the Department of Permitting Services office during working hours (8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday).

For further information, please call Mark Etheridge at (240) 777-6338. The address for the Department of Permitting Services is:

Department of Permitting Services
Land Development Services, Water Resources
255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850