The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 9:50 am


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


*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of May 9 and May 10, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item 2

Roundtable Discussion - REMOVED
  Roundtable Discussion – Planning Director’s Report

Item 3

FY 2014 Annual School Test - TIME CHANGED

P. Dunn/M. Dolan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Item *4

Limited Site Plan Amendment No. 81998022F: Qiagen Campus at Germantown Business Park - TIME CHANGED

M. Smith

Proposal to construct 244,000 square feet of office, and research and development uses, a 2-level parking garage, a 3rd level to an existing parking garage, a new main entry area, and revisions to the Lighting and Landscape plans, located on the west side Germantown Road (MD 118) and north of Dawson Farm Road, 18.40 acres, I-1 and O-M Zones, Germantown Master Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.
Item 5 Worksession # 1: Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan - TIME CHANGED

L. Cole

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

Attachment 3

Attachment 4

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.

12:40 PM LUNCH
Item 6 Closed Session

W. Gries

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508 (a) (3) to consider the acquisition of two real properties for a Commission purpose and matters relating thereto
item 16 Closed Session - ADDED

D. Lieb

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

Item 14 Closed Session - ADDED

D. Lieb

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice
Item 18 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 15 Reconsideration of Preliminary Plan No. 120110200 - ADDED/TIME CHANGED

M. Williams

8701 Burning Tree approved by the Planning Board on September 13, 2012 (MCPB 12-80), with Regard to the Resubdivision Analysis
Staff Recommendation: Approve and Set Hearing for June 20, 2013
Item 8 Broad Run Stream Valley Park - TIME CHANGED

W. Gries

Authorization to acquire 45.39 acres, more or less, unimproved, from the David N. F. Fairbanks Living Trust, located at 23300 River Road, Dickerson, Maryland 20842
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Item 9 Glenfield Local Park - TIME CHANGED

W. Gries

Authorization to acquire 3.4 acres, more or less, unimproved, from Pilgrim Church, United Church of Christ, located at 2206 Briggs Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Item 17 Amendment to approved FY 13 Departmental Budget Transfer - ADDED

 C. McGovern

Item 10 Worksession - Clarksburg Limited Master Plan for the Ten Mile Creek Watershed - REMOVED

V. Lazdins/ M. Dolan

Presentation and Discussion of Plan Findings and Recommendations
Staff Recommendation: Discuss and Provide Guidance to Staff

item 7 Presentation of Annual Land Use Report to MDP- MOVED FROM MAY 30 AGENDA/TIME CHANGED/MOVED TO JUNE 13 AGENDA

J. Mukherjee

Staff Recommendation: Approve Planning Board Draft Report and Transmit to County Executive and County Council President  and the Director of the State Department of Planning


Item 12


item 13

Zoning Text Amendment No. 13-03 & Bill No. 13-13 - TIME CHANGED/MOVED FROM MAY 30 AGENDA

M. Symborski

Define impervious area and permeable pavement; regulate the calculation used to implement impervious surface area restrictions; and allow the substitution of permeable pavement for standard pavement to minimize impervious surface.

Transmit Comments to County Council
(Action required for County Council public hearing of 6/18/13)


Item 12

Josiah Henson Park Facility Plan - TIME CHANGED

E. Emmet

Rehabilitation of the Josiah Henson Park located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda that includes the National Register listed Riley/Bolten House and log kitchen where the internationally famous Josiah Henson was once enslaved before escaping to freedom in Canada.

Staff Recommendation: Approve

Attachment A

Attachment B - Part 1 A

Attachment B - Part 1 B

Attachment B - Part 1 C

Attachment B - Part 2

Attachment C

Attachment D

Item 11 Montgomery County Department of Parks FY14/15 Fee Schedule - TIME CHANGED

  C. Brett/K. Stookey

Review and approve fees for Department of Parks Facilities and Programs

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 13

Purple Line at Terminus Minor Master Plan - Present Scope of Work- MOVED TO JUNE 13 AGENDA

V. Lazdins

Staff Recommendation: Approve Scope of Work