Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, December 5, 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.


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




A.     Administrative Items


9:45 a.m.


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




Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Reports

Director’s Report

Reconsideration Requests


10:00 a.m.


Mandatory Referral #00814-SHA-1 State Highway Administration (SHA) Congestion Relief Study (CRS) Intersection Improvements Veirs Mill Road (MD 586) at Aspen Hill Road. Approval with comments.



Zoning Map Amendment No. G-802 – David Fogel and Ilama Var-Levau, applicants, request rezoning from the R-60 zone to the C-T zone; 6,866 sq. ft., 7920 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda – Approval. 



Mandatory Referral No. 02813-DPWT-1 Fairland Road Improvements from Columbia Pike (US 29) to the Prince George’s County Line, CIP No. 509337 –Approval with comments.


12:00 p.m.




1:00 P.M.


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




Board of Appeals Petition No. S-2516 (Special Exception) – Happy Tails of MD, applicant, requests a special exception for an animal boarding place; RC zone; 17717 New Hampshire Avenue, Ashton – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-87012A – Churchill – Far North Village (request to revise previous conditions of approval); TS zone; 12 lots (1,300,000 square feet office); 110.20 acres; North side of Crystal Rock Drive, between Black Hill Regional Park and I-270; Germantown – Approval to revise conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-99100E – Cloverly Commercial (request for the extension of the validity period); C-1 zone; 1 lot previously approved (General Retail); 0.76 acres; West side of new Hampshire Avenue (MD 650), approximately 750 feet north of the intersection with Briggs Chaney Road; Cloverly – Grant extension.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-03027 – Valois Property: Proposed Lot 29, Block D, Spring Lawn Farm; RE-2 Zone 1 lot (1 single family dwelling unit); 2.05 acres; At the southern terminus of Crystal Spring Drive, approximately 500 feet south of Country View Way; Sandy Spring/Ashton – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-03015 – Calverton, Lots 17-20, Block 29; R-90 zone; 4 lots (4 single family detached dwelling units); 1.5 acres; North side of Fairland Road opposite intersection with Summerwood Drive; Fairland – Approval with conditions.



Record Plats



Upper Rock Creek Area Master Plan – Worksession #2 - Land Use and Environment (No public testimony will be taken at this time)

5:00 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



4 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


5 -

7:15 p.m.,

East County Citizen’s Advisory Board, East County Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring


5 -

9:30 a.m.,

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


9 -

7:00 p.m.,

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, MRO 3rd Floor Conference Room, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring


10 -

4:30 p.m.,

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


11 -

6:30 p.m.

Shady Grove Sector Plan Charrette, Park and Planning Training Center, 16641 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville


12 -

9:30 a.m.,

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


12 -

7:30 p.m.,

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


13 -

8:00 a.m.,

Silver Spring Action Group, 1109 Spring Street, Room 407, Silver Spring


16 -

7:15 p.m.,

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





Notices and Reminders - continued



17 -

7:15 p. m.,

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board, Mid-County Services Center, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton


18 -

7:00 p.m.,

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


18 -

7:00 P.M.,

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


18 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


19 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center


19 -

1:00 p.m.,

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


19 -

4:00 p.m.,

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





Silver Spring to New Carrollton Segment

Two Meetings to be held in December


You are invited to attend two “Listening Meetings” concerning the eastern segment of the Purple Line from Silver Spring to New Carrollton.  These meetings are scheduled for December 4th and December 10th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. WMATA and MTA are hosting these meetings so that residents can have a chance to provide early input as part of the Purple Line “East” Project.

Please join us in improving your regions’ transportation system.


December 4, 2002 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Langley Park Community Center

1500 Merrimac Drive

Langley Park, MD 20783


December 10, 2002 – 5 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

M-NCPPC Parks & Recreation Administrative Building

6600 Kenilworth Avenue

Riverdale, MD 20737


For additional information:  Contact  (202) 962-1357


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