Thursday, November 29, 2001, 9:30 A.M.

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910-3760



The following time schedule is an estimate subject to change without notice, depending on the circumstances affecting each item.  On individual agenda items, public testimony is accepted unless otherwise noted and italics indicate staff’s recommendation for Board action.  For information about meetings in progress, call (301) 495-1333.  For other information, call (301) 495-4600 or the TTY (teletypewriter used by people with hearing or speech impairments) at (301) 495-1331.  The Planning Board encourages the participation of individuals with disabilities in all its programs and services.  Meeting agendas and other planning and parks information are available on the Internet –


9:30 a.m.


Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Reports

Directors’ Reports

Reconsideration Requests


Blue Agenda


9:45 a.m.


Abandonment of a portion of Tridelphia Lake RoadApproval with conditions.



Amendment to the Montgomery County Solid Waste Management Plan – Add the category “construction debris reclamation facilities” to the list of acceptance facilities in the County - Approval.



City of Gaithersburg Annexation Petition X-179 – EZ Storage Gaithersburg; reclassification from the County’s General Commercial (C-2) Zone to the City’s CD (Corridor Development) Zone; southeast quadrant of intersection of MD 355 and South Westland Drive; Shady Grove Sector Plan – Transmit comments to the City of Gaithersburg.



Mandatory Referral No. 01111-MDGS-1 - Silver Spring District Courthouse; CBD-2 Zone; Apple Avenue and Second Avenue; Silver Spring CBD Sector Plan – Approval with comments.



Site Plan Review No. 8-02008 – Lerner Property; R-200/R-200/TDR-3 Zones; 14 one-family detached units, 30 townhouses, including 13 transferable development rights (TDR’s); on Quince Orchard Road, 5,400 feet south of Darnestown Road (MD 28); Darnestown and Vicinity – PA-24 – Approval with conditions.



Site Plan Review No. 8-02010 – Germantown Gateway; C-T Zone; 125,000 gross square feet of commercial office use; on MD 118, 600 feet east of Middlebrook Road; Germantown and Vicinity - PA-19- Approval with conditions.





1:15 p.m.



GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room)

Program Coordination, Legal, Legislation, and Administrative Items


3:30 p.m.






Fenton Street Urban Park Addition – Authorization to acquire 3,887 square feet, improved, at 805 Burlington Avenue, Silver Spring, from the Schwartz Family Revocable Trust - Approval.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02029 – Sunshine Acres (Resubdivision); RC Zone; 6 lots (single-family detached dwelling units); 30.45 acres; on the east side of Georgia Avenue (MD 97), approximately 400 feet north of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650); Olney and Vicinity – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-01087 – Gateway Park; I-3/R-200 Zones; 1 lot (30,690 square feet of commercial office); 4.57 acres; on the north side of Lullaby Road, approximately 200 feet west of Father Hurley Boulevard; Germantown and Vicinity – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02002 – Dorsett Property; RDT Zone; 7 lots (single-family detached dwelling units); 35.85 acres; on the southeast side of Beallsville Road (MD 109), opposite the intersection with Big Woods Road; Clarksburg and Vicinity – Approval of five (5) lots only at this time, with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-01058 – Johnson Property; RE-2C Zone; 24 lots (single-family detached dwelling units); 81.67 acres; on the north side of Darnestown Road (MD 28), approximately 900 feet west of Quince Orchard Road; Darnestown and Vicinity – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-94002 – Cramer Property; I-1/RE-2C Zones; 1 lot (88,800 square feet of general office space); 15.58; on the north side of Lewis Drive, approximately 500 feet west of High Corner Road; Damascus and Vicinity – Approval with conditions.



Record Plats Approval.


5:30 p.m.




7:30 p.m.


Transportation Policy Report - Summary Report

Public Participation Report I

Public Participation Report II

– Presentation by Task Force – Discussion. 

(Note:  No public testimony will be taken at this time.)


*Maryland law and the Planning Board’s Rules of Procedure regarding ex parte (outside the record) communications require all discussion, review, and consideration of this matter take place only during the Board’s public hearing.  Telephone calls and meetings with Board members in advance of the hearing are not permitted.  Written communications will be directed to appropriate staff members for response.



Notices and Reminders



22 -




23 -


Employee Appreciation Day


29 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


29 -

7:30 p.m.,

MCPB, Transportation Policy Report - Presentation by Task Force, MRO Auditorium



Notices and Reminders - Continued



4 -

7:30 p.m.,

Montgomery County Council Public Hearing on Potomac Subregion Master Plan, Council Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville


5 -

7:15 p.m.,

East County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, East County Community Center, 3310 Gateshead Way, Silver Spring


6 -

9:45 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


6 -

7:30 p.m.,

MCPB Public Comment on Transportation Policy Report, MRO Auditorium




Public Hearing Announced for

Woodstock Equestrian Park Master Plan

December 20, 2001 (New Date)


The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) Montgomery County Planning Board is inviting the public to testify on the plans for the Woodstock Equestrian Park, Thursday, December 20, 2001 at M-NCPPC’s Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. 


The Woodstock Equestrian Park is a 772-acre park located in Beallsville. It is comprised of land that was donated to the Commission from Mr. Hermen Greenberg of Washington, D.C. and Mr. William Rickman, Sr. of Potomac, Maryland specifically for equestrian use.  The development will include the Moritz Greenberg Equestrian Center named for Hermen’s father and the Dr. William Rickman Equestrian Center, named for Bill Rickman’s great-great grandfather.  Phase one development includes maintaining the agricultural fields, installing fencing along the Rt. 28 property frontage, creation of equestrian trails within the park, and stabilization of the historic structures on the property.  Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Rickman have offered to build the entrances to the park.  Future phases for development may include competition and schooling rings, cross-country courses for eventing, an indoor arena and polo field.  A future Route 28 underpass is also being recommended for safe passage from one side of the road to the other and to replace a proposed temporary at – grade trail crossing on Route 28.


Copies of the plans are available at the Information Desk at Park and Planning Headquarters in Silver Spring, 8787 Georgia Avenue, the Poolesville Library at 19633 Fisher Lane in the Poolesville Town Center, or at the Linden Barn, Home of Sugarloaf Citizens Association, 20900 Martinsburg Road in Dickerson.


To sign up in advance to testify, please call the Board’s Community Relations Office, (301) 495-4600.  Organizations have five minutes to speak and individuals have three minutes.  To submit written comments in advance, please write to Mr. Arthur Holmes, Jr., Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or fax to (301) 495-1320.






Planning Board ON THE INTERNET


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Help Us Update Our Database!


Please Call (301) 495-4600


The Planning Board’s Community Relations Office is updating the extensive civic and homeowners association database, and you can help by calling (301) 495-4600 any time of the day or night with the current president’s name, address, and phone number.  Thanks so much for your cooperation.




To Homeowners Associations, Civic Organizations, And Garden Clubs


Increased deer populations have had a number of impacts on suburban Montgomery County.  Deer have added aesthetic value to the area, but the increasing deer population has had undesirable effects as well including damage to home landscapes and gardens, and increased risks of Lyme disease.


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Office are co-sponsoring educational workshops to help homeowners cope with and minimize deer damage to their landscapes and gardens.  Workshops stress an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach and provide homeowners with proven strategies to reduce deer problems. 


Workshops are 1 ˝ to 2 hours in length and offered free of charge.   A minimum of 20 attendees is required.  To schedule a workshop for your Homeowners/Civic Association or Garden Club, please call the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Office at (301) 590-2809.




Free Slide Presentation on County Parks

Now Available to Civic Groups


The Montgomery Parks Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports unmet park needs in Montgomery County, is offering a fascinating PowerPoint slide presentation on the evolution of Montgomery County’s nationally acclaimed park and open space system.


This one-half hour program features slides of the early development of Rock Creek and Sligo Creek parks, a review of the “wedges and corridors” concept that led to protecting county stream valleys and the concentration of development in certain areas, the highly successful Agricultural Reserve program, and the newest initiative for acquiring parkland and open space -- the Legacy Open Space program. 


In addition to providing an historical perspective on Montgomery County’s development, this program provides viewers with an armchair look at the breathtaking beauty and first class facilities offered in our county parks.  Volunteer projects and private-public partnerships are highlighted to demonstrate how community groups and area businesses can get involved in preserving this outstanding legacy.


For further information, call (301) 767-0002 or e-mail  The Foundation’s web site is