Thursday, February 7, 2002, 1:00 P.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 –


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9:30 a.m.


GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room)

Program Coordination, Legal, Legislation, and Administrative Items


1:00 p.m.






Roll Call

Commissioners’ Reports

Directors’ Reports

Reconsideration Requests


1:15 p.m.


Proposed Water and Sewer Category Change Requests - Administrative Delegation Group 2002-01 – Transmit comments to County Executive.



Comments on the FY 03-08 Montgomery County Capital Improvements Program (CIP)Approval to transmit comments to County Council and County Executive.



Mandatory Referral No. 01003-SHA-1 – Review of State Highway Administration intersection improvement projects at Veirs Mill Road (MD 586) and Randolph Road, Aspen Hill and at Veirs Mill Road (MD 586) and Connecticut Avenue (MD 185), Wheaton – Approval with comments.



Briefing on the Plans for the Aquatic Center and Tennis Center at South Germantown Recreational Park – 18000 Central Park Circle, Boyds - Discussion.



Board of Appeals Petition No. S-2477 (Special Exception for a Telecommunication Facility) – AT&T Wireless Services, applicant, requests a special exception for a telecommunication facility including a 134-foot monopole, 12 antennas, and a 12’x28’ shelter; 175 acres, RDT Zone, Hawkins Creamery Road at Laytonsville Road (MD 108), Laytonsville – Approval with conditions.




Subdivision Regulations Waiver - SRW-02005 - Montrose – Request of Waiver Under Section 50-38 of the Montgomery County Subdivision Request; Regulations for SRW-02005 Montrose B’NAI Israel Congregation; R-200 Zone: 1 lot requested (existing House of Worship); north side of Montrose Road, approximately 500 feet east of Montrose Village Terrace, North Bethesda – Grant waiver, subject to conditions.



Site Plan Review No. 8-02021 - Montrose Parks; R-60/TDR-15 Zone; 1.28 acres; 16 units (one-family attached units, including 10 TDR’s); south side of Montrose Road, approximately 200 feet west of East Jefferson Street, North Bethesda - Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02061 - Allen Chapel AME Church (House of Worship); R-200 Zone; 1 lot requested (18,000 square feet, 324 seats); 3.22 acres; north side of Fairland Road, approximately 300 feet west of intersection with Old Columbia Pike, Fairland - Approval with conditions.


5:55 p.m.




7:30 p.m.


Casey Property at Washington Grove – Evaluation for Legacy Open Space Program, at the intersection of Ridge Road and Brown Street, on Ridge Road, Gaithersburg – Approve part of the Casey Property at Washington Grove as a Class II site in the Heritage Resource Category of the Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-00024 – Part of the Thomas Property; (Request to remove the previous conditions of approval); R&D Zone; 2 lots (49,000 square feet of R&D office previously approved), (52,000 additional square feet of R&D office requested), 9.81 acres; southwest quadrant of the intersection of Key West Avenue and Great Seneca Highway, Gaithersburg - Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review and Preliminary Water Quality Plan No. 1-02033 - Greenway Village at Clarksburg; PD Zone; 1,330 dwelling units; 374.08 acres; north and south sides of Skylark Road, east and west sides of Newcut Road and west of Ridge Road (MD 27); Clarksburg - Approval with conditions.



Record PlatsApproval.



*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



6 -

7:15 p.m.,

East County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, East County Community Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney, Silver Spring


7 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


7 -

7:30 p.m.,

Mid County Action Group Meeting, Mid-County Services Center, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton


11 -

7:00 p.m.,

Silver Spring Citizen Regional Advisory Board Meeting, Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring


12 -

4:30 p.m.,

Wheaton Urban District Committee Meeting, Mid-County Services Center, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton


13 -

7:15 p.m.,

Eastern Area Recreation Advisory Board Meeting, Parkside Headquarters, 9500 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring


13 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


14 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


14 -

7:30 p.m.,

Western Area Recreation Advisory Board Meeting, Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac


18 -




19 -

7:45 a.m.,

Bethesda Urban Partnership Board of Directors Meeting, 7906 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda


19 -

7:00 p.m.,

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center, Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda


19 -

7:15 p.m.,

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, Mid-County Services Center, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton


20 -

9:30 a.m.,

Full Commission Meeting, PRA Auditorium, 6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale


20 -

7:00 p.m.,

UpCounty Regional Recreation Advisory Board Meeting, UpCounty Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown


20 -

7:00 p.m.,

Wheaton Redevelopment Steering Committee Meeting, #403, Redevelopment Office, 11501 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton


21 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


21 -

4:00 p.m.,

Downtown Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee Meeting, 1st Floor Conference Room, 8435 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring


22 -

8:00 a.m.,

Silver Spring Action Group, Division of Traffic and Parking Services, 1109 Spring Street, Suite 407, Silver Spring (new time)


25 -

7:15 p.m.,

UpCounty Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, UpCounty Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown


25 -

7:30 p.m.,

UpCounty Action Group, UpCounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite 1000, Germantown


27 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


28 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium





County Council Review of Transportation Policy Report II


February 12 and 13, 2002 – 7:30 pm.

7th Floor Council Hearing Room

100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville


Public Forums will be held before the County Council on TPR II issues.




February 2002



Friday 1 - 7 to 9pm

Montgomery County Park and Planning Auditorium - 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring (free parking in rear)

A showing of the video "Whispers of Angels" with a discussion afterwards.  Thomas Garrett and William Still, two of the great stationmasters, are featured in this hour-long film about the Underground Railroad, starring Ed Asner and Blair Underwood.  This dramatic documentary film was created last year in Delaware by Teleduction, Inc.  It includes interviews with Charles Blockson, Bill Williams and Jame O. Horton, among others.

Saturday 9 - 11am to noon -

Warren Methodist Church, White's Ferry Road and Martinsburg Road, 3 miles west of Poolesville

Storyteller Diane Macklin will weave a touch of magic into traditional folk tales and legends from Africa that will mesmerize audiences both young and old, with the themes of Love, Hope, Patience and Kindness.  The Warren Church is a Montgomery County historic site-the only African American site in the state that still retains all three of its original buildings: church, school and community hall. 

Monday 18 - 2 to 4pm - Presidents Day

Good Hope Methodist Episcopal Church, 14655 Good Hope Road, Cloverly

"Benjamin Banneker" as played by Dale Guy. Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) was a free black man from Ellicott Mills, Maryland, who was a renown mathematician and inventor. He helped survey the boundaries for the District of Columbia and published an annual Farmer's Almanac.  The old Good Hope Church is a Montgomery County historic site. Although the church has been renovated, the African American community and cemetery date back to the 1880s.  After the presentation "Partnership with Nature" will conduct a workshop on the uses of

natural herbs.

Saturday 23 - 10am to 12 noon

Old Lincoln High School, North Stonestreet and Lincoln Avenue, Rockville

Helping to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation with gospel singing, a talk on the Black Schools in Montgomery County, and "Partnership with Nature".  An African American Quilt Show will continue to be on display until 4 p.m. Lincoln High School, a Rockville Historic Site, was built in 1935 to serve the entire Black population of Montgomery County. It is now the Crusaders Baptist Church.  To find out more about the 25th Anniversary Celebration events, including a bus tour, gospel concert, and banquet, call (301) 251-2747.

Tuesday 26 - 7 to 9pm

Wheaton Claridge Recreation Center, 11901 Claridge Rd., Wheaton

"An Evening With Matthew Henson." James Henson will present a film about his grand-uncle, Matthew Henson, who accompanied Admiral Peary on his arctic expeditions and became the first man to reach the North Pole on April 6, 1909, having been sent ahead to break the trail.  He was born in Charles County, Maryland in 1866.

There is a nearby park named for Matthew Henson.



75 Years



For directions or more information call 301.258.4044

All programs are free and open to the public - Refreshments will be served



Are they needed?

Attend a public forum on

Tuesday, February 12, 2002 7-9 p.m.,

Earle B. Wood Middle School

14615 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning Staff and the Montgomery County Recreation Advisory Board invite the public to participate in a forum to discuss a proposal for Dog Exercise Areas in Montgomery County Parks.


Proposed locations are portions of:  (1) Aberdeen Local Park, 12231 Triple Crown Road, North Potomac, (2) Bonifant Landfill Site (part of the Northwest Branch Recreation Park), (3) Centerway Local Park, 9551 Centerway Road, Gaithersburg; (4) Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park, 2001 Evans Parkway, Silver Spring, (5) Parklawn Group Camping Area, 12718 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, and (6) Water’s Landing Local Park, 13701 Waters Landing Drive, Germantown


Your comments on this subject are important in determining the suitability of these or other sites for dog exercise areas.  Speakers representing organizations and other groups may have 5 minutes; individuals are limited to 3 minutes.  To register as a speaker, call (301) 650-2890.


You may also send written comments by March 1, 2002 to our website at:, mcp feedback, cc: Terry Brooks, or mail to him at M-NCPPC, Parkside Headquarters, 9500 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901.


For a copy of the proposal, go to the website or call Mr. Brooks at (301) 495-2477.