The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:15 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.
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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


1. Crystal Rock Project Plan 920120040 - MCPB No. 13-37

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

2. Suburban Hospital Preliminary Plan 120120240 – MCPB No. 13-63

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

3. Suburban Hospital Site Plan 820120180 – MCPB No. 13-88

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220130800-220130810, Residences at Shady Grove Station
PD-35 zone, 39 lots and 4 parcels; located on the southeastern side of Redland Road, at the intersection of Redland Road and Yellowstone Way; Shady Grove Sector Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of April 17 and April 18, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *3 Limited Preliminary Plan Amendment 11995030A- in Response to a Violation - Hillmead–Bradley Hills, Lot 34, Block 3 - REVISED

S. Peck

R60 zone; 0.59 acres; Hillmead-Bradley Hills, Lot 34, Block 3; Request to remove 2, 473 square feet of Category I Conservation Easement and mitigate offsite at 2:1 ratio; Located on Valley Road, 200 feet west of Melwood Road; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item *5 Pre-Preliminary Plan 720110080: Hobson’s Choice

R. Weaver

Request to create one (1) 5 acre lot and 0.217 acres of dedication on an existing 5.217 acre parcel through the minor subdivision process; located on the north side of Peach Tree Road, about 2.400 feet west of the intersection with Barnesville Road; 5.217 acres; RDT Zone; Agricultural/Rural Open Space Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.
Item 6 Long Branch Sector Plan – Review Proposed Planning Board Draft

M. Williams

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.

Item 12

Josiah Henson Special Park - ADDED

W. Gries

Authorization to acquire 27,465 square feet (0.63 acres), more or less, improved, from John T. Beamer, II. et al., at 6006 Tilden Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

12:00 Noon LUNCH
Item 7

Closed Session

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

Item 2

Roundtable Discussion

M. Bradford

A. Parks Director’s Report
Item *8 Project Plan Review No. 920130020, 8001 Newell Street (Continuation of December 20, 2012) - REVISED

J. Marcolin

CBD-1 and the Ripley/South Silver Spring Overlay Zone, 0.94 acres, Mixed-use project totaling 159,900 square feet of development including up to 187 multi-family dwelling units, and 3,100 square feet of non-residential use, located at the northeast intersection of Newell Street and Eastern Avenue, Silver Spring CBD

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item *9 Pre-Preliminary Plan No. 720130010, Northwood Knolls

R. Kamen

For a three-lot Resubdivision located at 503 Dennis Avenue, 500 feet north of University Boulevard, 33,345 square feet, R-60 Zone, Four Corners Master Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: No Vote.

Item *10 Forest Conservation Plan Amendment No. CBA 1389C (In response to violation): St. Andrews Episcopal School

C. Murray

Request to reconfigure and remove portions of existing category I and category II forest conservation easements; with mitigation on site and off site, located at Post Oak Road, R-90 zone, 19.08 acres, Potomac Subregion Master Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditons.

Item 13 Long Branch Sector Plan Worksession Continued - Tentative, Time Permitting - ADDED/POSTPONED

M. Williams

Planning Board Action/Decision: No Vote.

Item 14 Closed Session - ADDED
  Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice
Item 11 Public Hearing - Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan
L. Cole Planning Board Action/Decision: No Vote.
9:00 pm ADJOURN