Thursday, April 25, 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.


Proposed Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Code Section 10-508(a)(1) (discuss personnel matters).

Location:  Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, The Adult Education Room, 1800 Glenallan       Avenue, Wheaton 

1:00 p.m.


GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)



A.        Administrative Items

B.         Prioritization of Ballfield Initiatives

C.        Budget Items 

1:45 p.m.


PLANNING BOARD MEETING (MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)



Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Reports

Directors’ Reports

Reconsideration Requests

2:00 p.m.


Abandonment Petition No. AB 654 - Kimball Place and a Portion of Coleridge Drive, Kensington – Approval with conditions.



Water and Sewer Category Change Cases – Administrative Delegation # 2002-3 - Transmit comments to the Department of Environmental Protection. 




The South Germantown Recreational Park Environmental Assessment Monitoring ReportApproval to transmit to County Council.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02077 - Democracy Boulevard (Resubdivision); R-200 Zone; 2 lots (2 single-family dwelling units); 1.22 acres; south side of Democracy Boulevard approximately 1,000 east of Falls Road (MD 189), Potomac - Approval with conditions.



Pre-Preliminary Plan Review No. 7-02052 - Cabin John Park (Resubdivision); R-90 Zone; 2 lots (2 single-family dwelling units); 0.83 acre; northwest quadrant of intersection of 76th Place and Cabin Road, Bethesda-Chevy Chase – No objection to the submission of preliminary plan application, pursuant to Section 50-29 (b)(2).



Subdivision Regulations Waiver No. 01008 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; R-90 Zone; 3 lots (House of Worship and associated uses); 55.0 acres; southwest quadrant, intersection of Stoneybrook Drive and Kent Street, Kensington-Wheaton – Grant waiver 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



24 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


25 -

1:00 p.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


1 -

8:30 a.m.,

Task Force Meeting on Keep Montgomery County Beautiful, EOB, 101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor Conference Room, Rockville


1 -

7:15 p.m.,

East County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, Eastern Montgomery Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring


2 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


2 -


MCPB, Public Hearing on Black Hill Regional Park Master Plan, MRO Auditorium


2 -

7:30 p.m.,

Bethesda Action Group, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center, Conference Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda


8 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


8 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


9 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


9 -

7:30 p.m.,

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


13 -

7:00 p.m.,

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, Health and Human Services Building, 8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring


14 -

4:30 p.m.,

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


15 -

9:30 a.m.,

Full Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring


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.




Black Hill Regional Park Master Plan

Public Hearing Continued on Thursday, May 2, 2002

Please sign up in advance to speak


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) Montgomery County Planning Board will continue the public hearing on the Black Hill Regional Park Master Plan, Thursday, May 2, 2002 at the Montgomery County Regional Office Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.  To sign up in advance to speak, call 301-495-4600.


During the Montgomery County Planning Board’s January 2000 public hearing on the proposed Master Plan for Black Hill Regional Park, members of the community voiced their concern for a second roadway entrance to the Park.  The Planning Board deferred action on the Master Plan pending the completion of a feasibility study for a second roadway entrance.  The public is invited to comment on the feasibility study, which addresses three “build” options for the roadway along with the “no-build” option.  The project site is located between Crystal Rock Drive and Lake Ridge Drive, which is currently the primary entrance into the Park located at 13440 West Old Baltimore Road, Boyds.


Copies of the Master Plan and the Feasibility Study report are available at the Germantown Library located in the Upcounty Government Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, Maryland.  To provide written input on the proposal, comments may be addressed to:  Arthur Holmes, Jr., Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.  For more information, call Kathy Dearstine, (301) 650-2883, or e-mail


An approximate time for the hearing will be posted on the Commission’s website after April 26.  Click on weekly agenda.





Department of Permitting Services

Division of Water Resources Management

Has received a





This proposed project is to renovate the existing homes on Good Hope Drive and construct a new community center (approximately 2300 square feet).  The site is located within the Upper Paint Branch Watershed.  The Upper Paint Branch Watershed is a designated Special Protection Area.      





The property is 1.06 acres in size and located on the east side of MD Route 355 at the intersection with Foreman Boulevard.  The site is zoned R-200 and will consist of a two single-family detached houses.  The site is located within the portion of Little Seneca Creek Watershed that has been designated as a Special Protection Area.


If you wish to request a public information meeting for one of these proposals, a written request must be submitted to this office within 15 days of this notice (Notice posted 4/22/2002).


The Water Quality Plans are also available for review at the Department of Permitting Services office during working hours. (8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday)


For further information, please call Leo Galanko at (240) 777-6242.  The address for the Department of Permitting Services is:


                                                              Department of Permitting Services

                                                              255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor, Station 8

                                                              Rockville, Maryland 20850



75th Anniversary Exhibit Opens at

Brookside Gardens


 To help celebrate “75 Years, Turning Visions into Reality,” The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) invites local residents, businesses and families to enjoy a “then and now” exhibit on the Commission’s 75-year history.  The exhibit will open to the public at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, Friday, April 26 and continue on display daily through Monday, May 27.  Located within the 50-acre horticultural display gardens at 1800 Glenallan Avenue in Wheaton, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  In June, the exhibit travels to the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, for the summer months.


Titled “75 Years, Turning Visions into Reality,” the exhibit features historic and current photos, maps and artwork and depicts projects, programs, facilities and milestones that have impacted residents and communities the Commission serves in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.  Exhibit images will be available online at in May 2002.