The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Monday, October 29, 2013 - 9:40 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

R. Kamen
Site Plan Amendment 82011010B, 10914 Georgia Avenue, 2.36 acres, CR4, C-3.5, R-3.5, H100 Zone (original site plan approved under the TSR Zone), amendment to Site Plan Condition 11(b) regarding timing for providing certain on-site recreational amenities prior to issuance of the first use-and occupancy permit. Located on the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road within the 2012 Wheaton CBD & Vicinity Sector Plan.

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved.

  *D. Approval of Minutes
  Minutes of September 19, 2013 POSTPONED
Item 2 Roundtable Discussion


A. Park Director’s Report

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion.

Item *3 Pre-Preliminary Plan No. 720130100: Pleasant Plains, Lot 4


J. Casey

Create one (1) lot, for a single-family residential dwelling unit, located at 7209 Hawkins Creamery Road, 1,150 feet West of Laytonsville Road, 15.11 acres, Rural Density Transfer Zone (RDT), Damascus Master Plan

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

Item 4 Mandatory Referral No. MR2014008, Rosemary Hills Elementary School Addition


M. Rikin

R-60, 6.07 acres, Two-story addition for seven new classrooms and ancillary spaces and reconfiguration of parking; located at 2111 Porter Road at the intersection with Lanier Drive, Silver Spring North and West

Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.

Item *5 Site Plan 820130110, Camden Shady Grove


L. Shirley

Request for 457 units, including 5 live/work units within 498,072 square feet of residential floor area and 5,000 square feet of non-residential floor area; development to include public benefits, open space, and frontage improvements substantively similar to those approved under the sketch plan; located on 7.62 gross acres in the CR zone in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Diamondback Drive and Key West Avenue within the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan area.
Planning Board Action/Decision: Approved with Conditions.
Item 6 Analysis of Industrial Land Uses in Montgomery County

G. Kreger

Briefing for the Planning Board regarding consultant study
12:30 PM LUNCH
Item 7 Closed Session

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

1:30 pm ADJOURN
Item 8 Planning Board Tour – Bethesda Purple Line Station Minor Master Plan Amendment - REMOVED

E. Hisel-McCoy/V. Lazdins