Thursday, July 18, 2002, 9:30 A.M.

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910-3760



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9:30 a.m.               GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room, 8787 Georgia Avenue,  

                               Silver Spring)




A.     Administrative Items

B.     Proposed Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section 10-508(3) (consider acquisition of real property for a public purpose).


10:00 a.m.


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




Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Reports

Directors’ Reports

Reconsideration Requests


10:15 a.m.


Berryville Road Neighborhood Conservation Parks Authorization to acquire 3.827 acres, more or less, unimproved, located at 14000-14008 Berryville Road, Germantown, MD from Berryville Park, LLC. Approval.



Piney Grove Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park - Authorization to acquire 258.08 acres more or less, unimproved, from Miller and Smith at Quercus, LLC, located on Piney Meetingshouse Road, south of Boswell Land, Potomac as a Legacy Open Space – Environmentally Sensitive Natural Resources. Approval.



Revisions to Local Area Transportation Review Guidelines Worksession:  Review Final Draft and Receive Public Comments – Adopt revised guidelines.




Board of Appeals Petition No. S-2506 (Special Exception) East Coast landscape, applicant, requests a special exception for a landscape contractor; RE-1/RC zones; 10.14 acres; 2000 Spencerville Road, Silver Spring –Approval with conditions.  (Action required for hearing of 08-07-02) (DEFERRED FROM 5/9/02)



Proposed Water and Sewer Category Changes Administrative Delegation
Group # 2002-05 - Transmit comments to MCDEP




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


1:00 p.m.


Design Review:  MD 193 (University Boulevard) International Corridor Streetscape ProjectTransmit comments to State Highway Administration. 



Mandatory Referral No. 02104-HHS-1 CASA of Maryland Expansion R-30 Zone; intersection of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road; East Silver Spring - Approval with comments.



Purpose and Outreach Report – Shady Grove Sector Plan – Approval.



Zoning Text Amendment No. 02-15 Introduced by Council member; amend the Zoning Ordinance to allow a golf course in the RDT zone approved before (ZTA effective date) to provide limited lodging facilities by special exception, under certain circumstances. Approval with conditions.(Action required for hearing of 07/23/02)



Zoning Text Amendment No. 02-19 Introduced by Council member Silverman; amend the Zoning Ordinance to exempt special exception petitions filed before May 6, 2002 from certain standards, unless the applicant opts to apply certain standards - Approval. (Action required for hearing of 07/30/02)



Mandatory Referral No. 02901-DPW&T-1 – Replacement/ Rehabilitation of Georgetown Branch Trail Trestle Bridge over Rock Creek, near Jones Bridge Road – Transmit comments to DPWT.



Mandatory Referral No. 00701-F&S-1 – RE-2C Zone, construction of Damascus Community Center, 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus – Approval with comments.



The Cedars – Farquhar Property – Evaluation for Legacy Open Space Program, between Olney-Sandy Spring Road and Brooke Road; approximately 3,000 feet west of Olney-Sandy Spring Road and Brooke Road; Sandy Spring/Ashton – Approve adding the Farquhar Property as a Class II site in the Heritage Resources Category of the Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan.




Evaluation for Legacy Open Space Program, Canada Dry Building property at 1201 East-West Highway; approximately 500 feet west of Georgia Avenue; Silver Spring CBD – Approve the Canada Dry Building on East-West Highway in Silver Spring as a Class II site in the Heritage Resources Category of the Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan.





7:30 p.m.


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




I-270/US 15 Draft Environmental Impact Statement Briefing on Draft Environmental Impact Statement findings. (Note: no public testimony will be taken at this time.)



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02102 and Request for a Waiver under 50-38 of the Subdivision Regulations for the Remainder of Un-Subdivided Property – Norbrook Village; RE-2 Zone; 1 Lot – Single Family, Detached, Dwelling Unit); 2.16 Acres; On South side of Ampeg Lane, 400 Feet Southeast of Old Baltimore Road; Olney & Vicinity – Grant Waiver and Approve Preliminary Plan With Conditions.



Pre-Preliminary Plan Review No. 7-02058 and Request For Waiver Under Section 50-38 of the Subdivision Regulations – MDR Properties; RDT Zone; 10 Lots – Single Family, Detached, Dwelling Unit); 2134 Acres; Southeast Quadrant of Intersection of Bucklodge and Barnesville Road; Lower Seneca – No objection to the submission of a Minor Subdivision application, dependent upon the application complying with all the provisions of Section 50-35 of the Subdivision Regulations and Grant Waiver Pursuant to Section 50-38.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02115 – Hammond Subdivision; R-200 Zone; 1 Lot (Single Family, Detached, Dwelling Unit); 0.77 Acre; North side of Twin Valley Lane, 100 Feet Southeast of Cranberry Lane; Aspen Hill – Approval With Conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02048 – Gateway Commons; R-200 TDR Zone; 292 Units (Single Family, Attached, Detached and Multi-Family Units); 45.25 Acres; South Quadrant, Intersection of Hammermill Road and Frederick Road (MD 355); Clarksburg – Approval With Conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-02065 – Fox Hill/Marriott Senior Living; R-200 Zone; 1 Lot (Multi-Family, Garden Apartment Senior Living); 16.82 Acres; Northwest Quadrant of Burdette Road And River Road (MD 190); Bethesda – Approval With Conditions.



Record Plats




*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



15 -

7:00 p.m.,

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


16 -

7:45 a.m.,

Bethesda Urban Partnership Board of Directors Meeting, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Lobby, Bethesda


16 -

7:15 p.m.,

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, Executive Office Building, 11th Floor Conference Room, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville


17 -

9:30 a.m.,

Full Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


17 -

7:00 p.m.,

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


17 -

7:00 p.m.,

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


18 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


18 -


Montgomery County Planning Board, Upper Rock Creek Area Master Plan (Staff Draft), MRO Auditorium


18 -

4:00 p.m.,

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


22 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


24 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


25 -


Montgomery County Planning Board, Transferable Development Rights (TDR) Task Force Report, MRO Auditorium


25 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


1 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


7 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


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