Thursday, March 7, 2002, 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 –

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9:30 a.m.


GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room)

A.  Administrative Items

B.   Proposed Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Code Section 10-508(a)(1)       (appointments):  Olney Master Plan - Appointment of Master Plan Advisory    Group – Approval.

10:00 a.m.





Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Reports

Directors’ Reports

Reconsideration Requests

10:15 a.m.


Proposed Zoning Text Amendment – Amend the Zoning Ordinance to delete neighborhood and county need findings for certain special exception uses – Approval to transmit the amendments to County Council.



Amendment to the Montgomery County Solid Waste Management Plan – Petitioning for County Refuse Collection Service – Approval.



Olney Master Plan - Purpose and Outreach Strategy Report – Approval.

1:00 p.m.





Mandatory Referral No. 02801-SHA-1 – MD 355 (Rockville Pike) at MD 547 (Strathmore Avenue) – Approval with comments.



City of Gaithersburg Annexation Petition X-180 (Crown Estate) – Intersection of Story and Crown Farm Drives in the Shady Grove Study Area, approximately 4.19 acres; reclassification from the County’s R-200 (low-density residential) Zone to the City’s R-A (low-density residential) Zone – Approval to transmit comments to the City of Gaithersburg.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-01080 – The Retreat at Liberty Mill; R-200 Zone; 5 lots (5 single-family detached dwelling units, 1 existing); 3.77 acres; on the west side of Liberty Mill Road, approximately 350 feet south of Accent Way; Germantown & Vicinity – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-99001E – Montgomery Chinese Christian Church (Request for extension of the validity period); R-200 Zone; 1 lot (House of Worship), 4.96 acres; at the intersection of McKnew Road and Sandy Spring Road (MD 198); Fairland/White Oak - Grant extension.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-00095 – Warfield Property; RC Zone; 13 lots (13 single-family detached dwelling units); 67.52 acres; on Primula Court, approximately 350 feet north of Primula Drive; Damascus & Vicinity – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02046 – Sunnymeade; RC Zone; 2 lots (2 single-family detached dwelling units), 8.6 acres; on the south side of Brighton Dam Road, approximately 1,000 feet west of Golden Valley Lane; Olney & Vicinity - Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02047 – Gladhill Tractor Sales; RDT Zone; 1 lot (proposed 5,000 square foot storage building); 6.89 acres; east side of Ridge Road (MD 27), opposite intersection with Kemptown Road (MD 80); Damascus & Vicinity - Approval with conditions.



Record Plats Approval.



Muncaster Mill Road Bridge over Rock CreekTransmit comments to County Council.



MD 97/Randolph Road – Intersection Improvement Study Recommendations – Transmit comments to State Highway Administration.


*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 Road, Silver Spring


7 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


7 -


MCPB, Olney Master Plan - Purpose and Outreach Strategy Report, MRO Auditorium


7 -


MCPB, Presentation on MD 97/Randolph Road, MRO Auditorium


11 -

7:00 p.m.,

Silver Spring Citizens 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 -


MCPB, Forest Conservation – Discussion and Adoption of Regulations, MRO Auditorium


14 -

7:30 p.m.,

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


18 -

7:00 p.m.,

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


18 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


19 -

7:45 a.m.,

Bethesda Urban Partnership Board of Directors Meeting, 7906 Woodmont Avenue, 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, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring


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


27 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


28 -

1:00 p.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


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.




Planning Board ON THE INTERNET


Due to technical difficulties, live audio of Planning Board meetings will not be available on the Board’s website until further notice.  Please visit the website,, for the current week’s agenda and staff reports, news releases, statistical data, calendar of events and meetings, information on the Board and its work in Montgomery County, and much more.

Celebration 75!

Saturday, March 23, 2002


You’re Invited to an M-NCPPC

Open House


Enjoy FREE exhibits, demonstrations, games, door prizes, 75th anniversary cake,

Park Police horses and more!

Talk with Commissioners and staff about planning, zoning, subdivisions,

historic preservation and parks.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Montgomery Regional Office

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 301-495-4600, TTY (301) 495-1331

q                   Meet community planners and transportation planners to discuss the future of your neighborhood and your county

q                   Enjoy graphic exhibits and interactive displays

q                   Play the “Planning Your Community” game for kids

q                   Greet Park Police horses and the search and rescue dog

q                   Receive the new brochure series on the Commission and its work in Montgomery County

q                   Take away a color map of your neighborhood, including your home and civic association

q                   Author signs new book, “Places from the Past: The Tradition of Gardez Bien in Montgomery County, Maryland”

q                   Purchase master plans and maps at information section for just 75% of the usual fees (25% off)


12 Noon to 4 p.m., The Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex

8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD, (301) 699-2407 or (301) 952-3209, TTY (301) 699-2544

q                   Exhibits about parks, recreation programs, facilities and services, Park Police, arts and cultural activities, geographic information system (GIS), The General Plan and community planning, park planning and design, and more  

q                   Entertainment including music, dance, costumed characters and mascots, planning activities for kids, live animals and March Madness basketball on the big screen TV

q                   FREE activities including skating, soccer clinic, dance demonstration, face painting, balloon sculptures, temporary tattoos, make & take crafts, FREE swimming from 2-4 p.m., FREE aerobics class, historic trunk exploration, lectures, tours, and one-on-one discussion with knowledgeable staff


M-NCPPC encourages the participation of all individuals in its programs and facilities.  For assistance with special needs, such as large print materials, sign language interpretation and listening devices, please call 301-495-4600, TTY (301) 495-1331, or the Maryland Relay Service, 1-800-735-2258.