The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:00 am


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.
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  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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** 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


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of January 31, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item 2 Enforcement Hearing: Montgomery County Planning Department v. Golozar A. & K. Kaviani

C. Sorrento

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved Administrative Judge's Decision.
Item 3 Long Branch Sector Plan - Worksession 2

M. Williams


Staff Recommendation: Discuss and provide guidance to staff

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.
Item 11 Closed Session - ADDED


Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(13) to comply with specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter.

Item 5 Design Guidelines for the Approved and Adopted Kensington Sector Plan

M. Brown

Draft Design Guidelines

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved Design Guidlines for the Approved and Adopted Kensington Sector Plan.

Item 6 Subdivision Regulation Amendment No. 13-01

G. Russ

Extend the validity period for a determination of adequate public facilities for certain developments and extend the validity period for certain preliminary subdivision plans.

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

(Action required for County Council public hearing of 3/12/13)
Item *7 Preliminary Plan Review No. 120130040, Sonoma

M. Williams


R-60 Zone, 0.42 acres, 2 lots for 2 one-family detached dwelling units, located on Sonoma Road at the intersection with Seneca Lane, Bethesda Chevy-Chase

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

Item 8 Local Map Amendment G-954 and Development Plan Amendment DPA-13-01, 4831 West Lane, LLC - REVISED

E. Grayson

Request by the Zoning Hearing Examiner to address revised plans focusing on public use space, building setbacks and changes to the building design; located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection with West Lane and Montgomery Lane; Bethesda-CBD (Central Business District) Master Plan


Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with comments.

(Action Required for Hearing by Hearing Examiner 4/8/13)

Item 9 Roundtable Discussion

R. Krasnow

Planning Director’s Report
6:05 pm DINNER
Item 12 Closed Session - ADDED


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

Item 10 Zoning Revision Implementation Public Hearing

P. Dunn

Attachment 1 - Attachment 2 - Attachment 3 - Attachment 4
9:30 pm ADJOURN