Montgomery County Master Plan

Thursday, November 14, 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 – 


    Blue Agenda - Staff Recommendations

9:30 a.m.


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




Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Reports

Director’s Report

Reconsideration Requests


9:45 A.M.


Briefing on Purple Line Light Rail and Trail, by Maryland Transit Authority -

No public testimony will be taken at this time.



Amendment to the FY2002 Annual Growth Policy – to revise the boundary of the Grosvenor Policy Area to include the entire 15-acre property classified in the PD zone under Local Map Amendment G-796 – Transmit Comments Recommending Approval to the County Council.



Amendments to Water and Sewer Plan – Administrative Delegation Group 2002-6

- Approval of requested changes.



Pre-Preliminary Plan Review No. 7-03005 – Potomac Country Corner; RT-10 zone; 31 lots (31 single family attached dwelling units); 3.93 acres; Southeast corner of the intersection of Darnestown Road (MD 28) and Hunting Lane; Rural (Darnestown Vicinity) – No objection to the submission of concurrent review of Preliminary Plan and Site Plan Applications.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-03000 – Kensington Heights; 2 lots (2 single family detached dwelling units); 21,096 square feet; On the terminus of Luther Road, approximately 125 feet west of West Avenue; Kensington/Wheaton – Approval including waiver of frontage for one (1) lot with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-03011 – Pleasant Hills; RC zone; 1 lot (1 single family dwelling unit); 3.018 acres; On the west side of Berryville Road, approximately 1440 feet south of Kelly Farm Drive; Rural (Darnestown Vicinity) – Approval with conditions.



Record Plats


12:00 P.M.




1:00 P.M.


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



A.     Administrative Items

  1. Closed Session to discuss lease negotiations for Fairland Golf Course        (Confidential advice of counsel)
  2. Closed Session:  Enterprise Fund Overview
  3. Closed Session: Pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section 10-508(3)(consider acquisition of real property for a public purpose) 

2:35 P.M.


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




Callithea Farm Special Park – Authorization to Acquire in Five (5) Equal Installments, 92.74 acres, more or less, improved from Callithea Farm, L.L.C, located at 15000 River Road, Potomac, MD. Approval.



Upper Rock Creek Area Master Plan Worksession #1Discussion of overall land use concept and land use strategies in the Residential Wedge.(No public testimony at this time).


4:15 P.M.





*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



11 -

7:00 p.m.,

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor, Bethesda


12 -

4:30 p.m.,

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


13 -

1:30 p.m.,

Strategic Planning Fall Lecture Series:  Panel discussion, “The Future of the I-270 Technology Corridor and Its Relationship to the Rest of the County”


13 -

7:15 p.m.,

Eastern Area Recreation Advisory Board, 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 General Meeting, 3rd Floor Conference Room, MRO


14 -

7:30 p.m.,

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


15 -

8:00 a.m.,

Bethesda Transportation Solutions, Advisory Committee Meeting, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Conference Room, Bethesda


19 -

8:00 a.m.,

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


19 -

7:15 p.m.,

Mid-County Citizen’s Advisory Board, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton


20 -

9:30 a.m.,

Full Commission Meeting, PRA Auditorium


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, #403 Redevelopment Office, 11501 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton


21 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center


21 -

1:00 p.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board General Meeting, 3rd Floor Conference Room, MRO


21 -

4:00 p.m.,

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


25 -

7:15 p.m.,

UpCounty Citizens Advisory Board, Poolesville


27 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


National Capital Trolley Museum Construction Public Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2002, 7-9 p.m.
National Capital Trolley Museum
1313 Bonifant Road, Silver Spring

Join MNCPPC's Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning staff for an update on the plans for the park property at this site. You'll find out about the construction schedule, any modifications to previous plans and any modifications to the appearance of the facilities. Adjacent homeowners will have an opportunity to offer input on the landscape screening. For more information, call Doug Alexander, (301) 495-3583.

Damascus Master Plan Update Community Meeting
To Discuss Draft Purpose and Outreach Report

The Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning seeks input from members of the Damascus Community to understand the community perspective on the environment, zoning, transportation and community facilities.

This community forum is an excellent opportunity for individuals, as well as civic and business groups to identify issues, ideas, and community outreach strategies for consideration in the upcoming master plan process.

Community Workshops will be held:

Tuesday, November 12, 2002 Tuesday, November 19, 2002
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Damascus High School - Lecture Room Damascus High School -Cafeteria
25921 Ridge Road, Damascus 25921 Ridge Road, Damascus

For additional information, contact:
Maria Martin (301) 495-4734
Malaika Abernathy (301) 495-1336

Or visit the web site: http:/

"Purple Line"
Open Houses Set for Bethesda and Silver Spring

Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 2002, 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13 Wednesday, November 20
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center
4301 East-West Highway 2450 Lyttonsville Road Bethesda, MD Silver Spring, MD

Maryland's Mass Transit Administration continues to plan for the first segment of the proposed "Purple Line" light rail transit from Bethesda to Silver Spring, and it is seeking your input at the open houses listed above. You'll have an opportunity to:

· Talk with project team members.
· View designs for train and trail crossings of Rock Creek Park, the CSX Mainline and road intersections.
· Review station design concepts and locations.
· View features of the permanent hiker/biker trail and design alternatives for the Purple Line.
· Comment on identified historic resources in the project area.

For details or special assistance needs for these meetings, call Project Manager Michael Madden, 410-767-3694

Olney Master Plan Open House
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sandy Spring Friends School
16923 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning will hold an open house for interested citizens to review and discuss the proposed staff recommendations for the Olney Master Plan Update. There will be no formal presentation. Instead, staff will be available at individual stations on land use and zoning, transportation, environment, parks and recreation, and the town center to discuss draft master plan recommendations with participants. This will be the last formal opportunity to meet with staff before the Staff Draft of the proposed Master Plan is released in December.

Additional information on the Olney Master Plan Update is available at: or by calling the Community-Based Planning Division at: (301) 495-4555

East County Regional Leadership Summit
Saturday, November 16, 2002
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fairland Community Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD

THEME: Setting An Agenda: The Future Is Now
A conference is designed to bring together a contingency of community leaders to develop an action plan for the future of East County based on the priorities, needs, issues and concerns of all residents

Invited Panelists: Charles A. Moose, PhD, Chief, Montgomery County Police, Jerry Weast, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools, Elisabeth B. Davison, Director, Department of Housing and Community Affairs, David Edgerley, Director, Department of Economic Development, Albert J. Genetti, Director, Dept. of Public Works and Transportation

Call to register by phone: 240-777-8417