Thursday, February 21, 2002, 11:00 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 –

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9:30 a.m.


GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room)

Program Coordination, Legal, Legislation, and Administrative Items


11:00 a.m.






Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Reports

Directors’ Reports

Reconsideration Requests


11:15 a.m.


Damascus Valley Local Park – Authorization to acquire 5.135 acres, more or less, unimproved, south of MD 108, near Damascus, from Roy E. and Kathy A. Stanley – Approval.



Board of Appeals Petition No. S-382-D (Special Exception Modification) BP Amoco Corporation, applicant, requests modification to an existing automobile filling station to demolish existing structures and construct a new facility with an ancillary convenience store; C-1 Zone; 0.8 acre; 13800 Georgia Avenue, Aspen Hill – Approval with conditions.



Site Plan Review No. 8-02019 – Mandell Property; LDRCDZ Zone; 14 lots (single-family residential dwelling units), on Bachellors Forest Road, 450 feet south of Olney Sandy Spring Road; Olney - Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02026 – Wheaton Forest; CBD-R1, CBD-3 Zones; 77 lots (325 dwelling units); 7.55746 acres; east side of Georgia Avenue, approximately 200 feet north of Prichard Road; Kensington/Wheaton – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02064 – Bon Air Heights (Resubdivision); R-60 Zone; 2 lots (2 single-family detached dwelling units), 38,540 square feet; on the southwest quadrant, intersection of Leeward place and Winward Place; Bethesda/Chevy Chase - 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



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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


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11:00 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


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8:00 a.m.,

Silver Spring Action Group, Division of Traffic and Parking Services, 1109 Spring Street, Suite 407, Silver Spring


25 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


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7:30 p.m.,

UpCounty Action Group, UpCounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite 1000, Germantown; Topic, “Storm Drainage at Intersections.”


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7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


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Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


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



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