The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 3:35 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.
  2. The Planning Board encourages public testimony unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Refer to the Planning Board Rules of Procedure for more information on public testimony. Any individual or organization may submit a written statement for consideration by the Planning Board. Written comments must be received in the Chair's office at least 24 hours in advance of the Planning Board hearing date, referencing the hearing date and item, to be reviewed by the Board and included in the official record of the hearing. Written comments received within 24 hours before a hearing date will be placed in the file, but will not be considered by the Planning Board or included in the official record. Comments should be transmitted via e-mail to, faxed to Chair Françoise Carrier at 301-495-1320, or addressed to: Françoise Carrier, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
  3. Copies of testimony presented orally or copies of correspondence will not be distributed at the hearing.
  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


1. Travilah Square Preliminary Plan 12011034A MCPB No. 13-96

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

2. Travilah Square Site Plan 820130070 MCPB No. 13-98

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

3. Olive Branch Community Church Site Plan 820120200 MCPB No. 13-86

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

4. Bethesda Commerce Preliminary Plan 120130240 MCPB No. 13-136

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

5. Bethesda Commerce Site Plan 820130240 MCPB No. 13-137

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.

6. Spring Arbor Olney FCP Plan S-2841 MCPB No. 13-135

Planning Board Action/Decision: Adopted.


*B. Record Plats

  Subdivision Plat No. 220131340-220131350, Brookeshire
RNC zone; 6 lots; located on the south side of Old Baltimore Road, approximately 1,700 feet southwest of Olney - Sandy Spring Road (MD 108); Olney Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

Subdivision Plat No. 220131450, West Chevy Chase Heights
R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the north side of West Virginia Avenue, 100 feet west of Kentucky Avenue; Bethesda - Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.


*C. Other Consent Items

  *D. Approval of Minutes
Item 2 Clarksburg Limited Master Plan for the Ten Mile Creek Watershed - Worksession No. 1

V. Lazdins/ M. Dolan

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only.

Attachment 1 - Clarksburg Public Hearing Testimony

Attachment 2 - Written Public Testimony received

                         A. Don't amend the Clarksburg Master Plan

                         B. Protect Ten Mile Creek

                         C. Protect the Reservior

                         D. General Land Use and Transportation Comments

                         E. Transportation Comments

                         F. Historic District Comments

                         G. Property Owners and Supporters Comments

12:10 PM LUNCH
Item 5 Closed Session - ADDED
  Pursuant to State Government Article Annotated Code of Maryland 10-508(a)(3) to consider the acquisition of real property for a Commission purpose and matters directly related thereto
Item 3 Parks’ Capital Improvements Program, Worksession 2


C. Morgan

Review projects for inclusion in the FY15-20 CIP
Staff Recommendation: Discuss and Provide Guidance to Staff
Item 4 Bethesda Purple Line Station Staff Draft Bethesda Purple Line Station Minor Master Plan Amendment


E. Hisel-McCoy

Staff Draft Recommendation and Approval of Public Hearing Draft Staff Recommendation: Approve Staff Draft as Public Hearing Draft and Set Public Hearing Date

Technical Appendix - ADDED


(Public Testimony will be taken at the Public Hearing)


Department of Permitting Services
Division of Water Resources Management
has received a

Hardings Subdivision; Outlot E

This project encompasses approximately 0.87 acres of disturbance at 2608 Sagebrush Terrace, and is within the Main Stem of the Upper Paint Branch Watershed.  The Upper Paint Branch Watershed is a designated Special Protection Area. The project proposes to convert the existing Outlot to a Lot of Record and to construct a single family residence on the property.


If you wish to request a public information meeting, a written request must be submitted to this office within 15 days of this notice (Notice posted 9/13/2013). 


The Water Quality Plans are available for review at the Department of Permitting Services office during working hours (7:30am-4:00pm Monday through Friday).

For further information, please call Leo Galanko at (240) 777-6242. The address for the Department of Permitting Services is:

Department of Permitting Services
Land Development Services, Water Resources
255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850