The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 5:06 pm


8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760

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item 1 Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. QIAGEN Campus at Germantown Business Park 81998022F MCPB No. 13-75

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

2. Corrected Resolution Studio Plaza Preliminary Plan 120130020 MCPB No. 13-22 - ADDED

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

3. Corrected Resolution Studio Plaza Site Plan 820130010 MCPB No. 13-23

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

4. Burning Tree Preliminary Plan 120110200 MCPB No. 12-80

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

5. Crystal Rock Preliminary Plan 120120210 MCPB No. 13-38

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220130260 – 220130280, The Towns at Germantown Park
RT-12.5 zone; 104 lots, 13 parcels; located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Clopper Road (MD 117) and Cinnamon Drive; Germantown Master Plan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220130560, Plumgar
R-60 and C-3 zones, 1 lot; located on the east side of Blunt Road, 800 feet northeast of Frederick Road (MD 355); Germantown Sector Plan
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of May 30, 2013

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


Item 2

White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan - Worksession #2: Land Use, Zoning

N. Sturgeon

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discuss and Provide Guidance to Staff.
12:10 pm LUNCH
Item 3 Closed Session - REMOVED

M. Chung

Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(7) to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice
Item 10 Closed Session - ADDED
C. Moise Pursuant to State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland §10-508(a)(13) to comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter (Approval of Closed Session Minutes)

Item *4

Reserve Business Center - Preliminary Plan No. 120130100 - TIME CHANGED

C. Gilbert

200,000 square feet of light industrial warehouse and accessory office uses on 13.74 acres of land in the I-4 Zone; located at the east side of Snouffer School Road (Parcels P491 and P649), Gaithersburg in the 1985 Gaithersburg Vicinity Master Plan, as amended, area.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions as Amended.

Item 5

North Branch Hiker-Biker Trail - TIME CHANGED

M. Elsasser

Facility plan for 1.5 miles of new trail and connections, extending from Lake Frank in Rock Creek Regional Park to a future developer built trail ending at Bowie Mills Park. The trail is located in North Branch Stream Valley Park within the Olney and Upper Rock Creek Master Plan Areas.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved Facility Plan and Cost Estimate.

Attachment A

Attachment B-D - REVISED

Item 6 Roundtable Discussion - TIME CHANGED

A - J. Carter

B - R. Kronenberg

C. - C. Sorrento

A. Clarksburg Towncenter
B. Shades of Green - POSTPONED

C. Expedited Forest Conservation Enforcement Bill - ADDED

Item *7 Site Plan No. 820130250: Crystal Rock Drive and Century Boulevard (Including a Forest Conservation Plan) - TIME CHANGED

M. Smith/J. Penn

Construction of an extension to Crystal Rock Drive and Century Boulevard, located north of Father Hurley Boulevard/Ridge Road (MD 27) between Crystal Rock Drive and I-270, TMX-2 Zone,
Sector Plan for the Germantown Employment Area
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Attachment A

Item *8 Site Plan Review No. 820130170 - 7900 Wisconsin Avenue - TIME CHANGED

E. Hisel-McCoy

CBD-R2 zone, 1.83 acres, 440,000 square feet of residential development with a maximum of 475 multi-family dwelling units including 15% MPDUs and 21,630 square feet of commercial development, located on Wisconsin and Woodmont Avenues approximately 245 feet south of Cordell Avenue, Bethesda CBD

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item 9 Forest Conservation Program Annual Report - TIME CHANGED

K. Nelson

Planning Board Action/Decision: Transmit Annual Report Data to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
6:30 pm ADJOURN