The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 3:10 pm


8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. 900 Thayer Avenue Project Plan 92005003A MCPB No. 13-80

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

2. 900 Thayer Avenue Preliminary Plan 12005077A MCPB No. 13-81

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

3. 900 Thayer Avenue Site Plan 82006020A MCPB No. 13-82

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

4. St. Andrews Episcopal School Forest Conservation Plan CBA 1389C MCPB No. 13-78

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

5. Kaviani Order – MCPB No. 13-118

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats

  Subdivision Plat No. 220121040, Clarksburg Village
R-200TDR zone, 20 lots & 2 parcels; located at the terminus of Honey Hill Lane, approximately 800 feet southwest of Snowden Farm Parkway; Clarksburg Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220131240, Chevy Chase, Section 4
R-60 zone, 1 lot; located on the north side of Bradley Lane, 575 feet east of Maple Avenue; Bethesda - Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items


Multi-Agency Service Park (Airpark North)
Preliminary Plan Amendment 12004018F, to incorporate previously approved forest conservation plan easements and lot lines, provide additional right-of-way in reservation as requested by MCDOT, and confirm Soltesz as the engineer of record and Montgomery County as the owner of the property, on approximately 131 acres in I-4 zone, located on Snouffer School Road at the intersection of Alliston Hollow Way, in the Gaithersburg and Vicinity Master Plan area.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions and Adopted Resolutions.

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of May 22 and May 23, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item 3

Briefing - Clarksburg Limited Master Plan for the Ten Mile Creek Watershed

V. Lazdins/ M. Dolan

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

Attachment 2A

Attachment 2B

Attachment 3 and 4A

Attachment 4B

Item 4 Mandatory Referral, MR No. 1997017 - Bethesda Elementary School Addition - REVISED / REMOVED

T. Schneider

R-60 zone, 7.93 acres, proposal to add an eight classroom addition to the existing school; located at 7600 Arlington Road southwest of the intersection with Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda

Staff Recommendations: Approval to Transmit Comments

12:40 pm LUNCH
Item 13 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 5 Black Hill Regional Park

W. Gries

Authorization to acquire 16.0 acres, more or less, improved, from the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), located at 14810 West Old Baltimore Road, Boyds, Maryland 20841

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item *6 Preliminary Plan 120100100: Little Bennett Creek

B. Berbert

Request to create two (2) lots and 7.82 acres of parkland conveyance, located on the east side of Kings Valley Road approximately 1,000 feet south of the intersection with Mountain View Road, 13.23 acres, RNC/TDR Zone, Damascus Master Plan

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 11 Hearing - Burning Tree  Reconsideration of Preliminary Plan Review No. 120110200, 8701 Burning Tree - TIME CHANGED/REVISED

M. Williams

R-200 Zone, 1.45 acres, 1 lot for 1 one-family unit; located at 8701 Burning Tree Road, Bethesda Chevy-Chase

Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions

Item 14 FY14 Special Appropriation Request - ITPCC GIS Visualization project - ADDED
C. McGovern Authorization to request funding from the ITF for the performance of the ITPCC Inter-Agency GIS project as part of the County Open Data Initiative.
Staff Recommendation: Approval
Item 7 Long Branch Sector Plan - Review Highway Capacity Manual Traffic Analysis

D. Anspacher/T.Autrey

Staff Recommendation: Discuss and provide direction to staff
Item 9 Voluntary Submittal Following Mandatory Referral, MR No. 2011105-MDP-4 - Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda (ICC-B) South Campus Improvements, Submittal #1 The Centrum Building, and Illustrations of Future Sumittals #2 and #3 - TIME CHANGED/REVISED

M. Rifkin

Update on the design review of the north campus, including renovation of buildings, landscaping, garage structure and green areas; located at 4600 Sangamore Road, Bethesda

Review of the South Campus Improvements including construction of a new building with update concerning future voluntary submittals for renovation of existing buildings and completion of overall site work and landscape plan, located at 4600 Sangamore Road, Bethesda

Staff Recommendations: Approval to Transmit Comments

Item 10 Zoning Text Amendment No. 13-05 - TIME CHANGED

G. Russ

To revise the provisions of US 29/Cherry Hill Road Employment Area Overlay Zone to: allow additional residential and retail uses where the underlying zone is I-1; and establish development standards for the additional uses.

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


Item 8

White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan - Worksession #1: Transportation and Land Use - REVISED/TIME CHANGED

N. Sturgeon

Staff Recommendation: Discuss and provide guidance to staff

Item 12 Roundtable Discussion
  Planning Director’s Report
6:40 pm ADJOURN