Planning Board Agenda
Thursday, January 30, 2003, 9:00 A.M.
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3760
301-495-4600

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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9:00 A.M.   PLANNING BOARD MEETING (MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)
  1. Proposal by County Executive for Metrorail Purple Line Loop from Silver Spring to Medical Center Metrorail Stations: Public Hearing.

To avoid downloading problems sometimes caused by large files, this item has been broken into the following parts:
Text
Graphics:
1. Aerial View of Purple Line Loop
2. Cross-section - Part 1
3. Cross-section - Part 2
4. Purple Line/Red Loop Alternatives with environmental features
12:00 P.M.   LUNCH
1:00 P.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 (a) (7) (consult with counsel to obtain legal advice)

(Topic: Purple Line Study)

1:30 P.M.   PLANNING BOARD MEETING (MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)
   

Roll Call
Approval of Minutes
Commissioners' Report
Director's Report
Reconsideration Requests

1:45 P.M. 2. Proposal by County Executive for Metrorail Purple Line Loop from Silver Spring to Medical Center Metrorail Stations - Worksession - Transmit comments to County Council. (No public testimony will be taken at this time.)

4:45 P.M.   GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)
    C.     Proposed Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section 1-508(a)(4) (proposal for a business to locate, expand or remain in the State)
5:45 P.M.   DINNER
7:30 P.M.   PLANNING BOARD MEETING (MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring)
  3.

MCPB Public Hearing and Worksession on the nomination of the Former Blair Station Post Office at 8051 Newell Street, Silver Spring, to the Location Atlas and Index of Historic Sites - Do Not Add the Former Blair Station Post Office to the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites and/or the Master Plan for Historic Preservation.

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Staff Memo
Nomination Proposal
Other Correspondence

  4. Corrective Map Amendment - Fortune Parc and Lots 40 and 41, Wheel of Fortune, - Intersection of I-270 and Montrose Road, Potomac; adjustment of O-M, 1-3 and R-90 zoning boundaries, Potomac - Approval.
  *5. Site Plan Review No. 8-03019 - Timber Creek at Clarksburg Village; 12.16 acres; R-200 Zone; 24 Single -family detached dwelling units, including 3 MPDU's and TDR's; Northwest quadrant, intersection of Route 355 and Newcut Road; Clarksburg & Vicinity, PA-19. Approval with conditions.
  *6. 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); 4.965 acres; On the east side of McKnew Road, approximately 200 feet south of Sandy Spring Road (MD198); Fairland - Grant extension.
  *7. Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-03030 - Harry M. Martin (Resubdivision); R-200 zone; 3 lots (3 single family detached dwelling units, 1 existing); 1.452 acres; Northeast quadrant, intersection of Bennett Road and Woodwell Road; Aspen Hill - Denial of 3 lots, pursuant to Section 50-29(b)(2).
  *8. Preliminary Plan Review No. 7-02058R - MDR Properties; RDT/R-20/Rural zones; (Request to revise the previous conditions of the Pre-Preliminary Plan); 10 lots (10 single family detached dwelling units (3 existing); 2,134.0 acres; Southeast quadrant, intersection of Bucklodge Road and Barnesville Road; Agriculture and Open Space - Approval to revise the previous conditions.
  *9. Record Plats.
10:00 P.M.   ADJOURN
*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
January 27 - 7:30 p.m., Legacy Open Space Advisory Group Quarterly Meeting, Brookside Gardens, Visitor Center 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Wheaton (CANCELLED)
  30 - 9:30 a.m., Montgomery County Planning Board General Meeting, MRO Auditorium
February 3 - 7:00 p.m., County-wide Recreation Advisory Board, 12210 Bushey Drive, Silver Spring
  4 - 7:00 p.m., Mid-County Recreation Advisory Board, 12210 Bushey Drive, Conference Room 300, Silver Spring
  5 - 7:30 p.m., East County Citizens Advisory Board, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring
  5 - 6:30 p.m., Shady Grove Sector Plan, Second Metro Station Area Charrette, 16641 Crabbs Branch Way
  6 - 9:30 a.m., Montgomery County Planning Board General Meeting, MRO Auditorium
  10 - 7:00 p.m., Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring
  11 - 7:00 p.m., East County Recreation Advisory Board, Fairland Community Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
  12 - 7:30 p.m., Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium
  12 - 7:00 p.m., Silver Spring Recreation Advisory Board, Parkside Headquarters, 9500 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring
  13 - 9:30 a.m. Montgomery County Planning Board General Meeting, MRO Auditorium
  13 - 7:30 p.m., Western Area Recreation Advisory Board, Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac
  17 - HOLIDAY President's Day
  18 - 7:00 p.m., Western Mont. County Citizens Adv. Board, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda
  18 - 7:15 p.m., Western Mont. County Citizens Adv. Board, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda
  19 - 7:00 p.m., UpCounty Regional Rec. Adv. Board, Room B, Germantown
  20 - 9:30 a.m., Montgomery County Planning Board General Meeting, MRO Auditorium
  20 - 7:30 p.m., Mid-County Action Group, Mid-County Regional Services Center
  24 - 7:15 p.m., UpCounty Citizens Advisory Board, UpCounty Regional Services Center
  25 - 7:15 p.m., Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton
  26 - 7:30 p.m., Historic Preservation Committee Meeting, MRO Auditorium
  27 - 1:00 p.m., Montgomery County Planning Board General Meeting, MRO Auditorium
  28 - 8:00 a.m., Silver Spring Action Group, 1109 Spring Street, Suite 407, Silver Spring

Planning Board to Review

New "Purple Line" Proposal Thursday, January 30, 2003
Speakers' List is Full - Written Comments Encouraged

  On Thursday, January 30, the Montgomery County Planning Board will hear 2 hours of public testimony on the County Executive's new heavy rail "Purple Line" proposal linking Bethesda and Silver Spring Metrorail Stations via CSX rail lines and the Capital Beltway.

The Planning Board is also encouraging written comments. Please send them before January 29, addressed to: Derick P. Berlage, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, e-mailed to MCP-Chair@mncppc-mc.org or faxed to 301-495-1320.

A map and description of the proposed alignment is available at the M-NCPPC's first floor Transportation Planning Office, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and online at http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/.In addition, the staff memorandum to the Planning Board will be available shortly before the January 30 meeting at the same locations.


Planning Board Seeks Public Input on
Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment

The Planning Board will hear public comment on February 6 at 7:30 p.m., regarding how the generalized trail proposals in the Countywide Park Trails Plan are further studied, refined and implemented. The Public Hearing Draft Plan Amendment describes the Trail Corridor Plan process and recommends establishing a Trails Work Program. The Draft Amendment has been prepared in response to community concerns that the trail planning process be clarified.

Copies of the Public Hearing Draft Amendment may be obtained at M-NCPPC's second floor information section and online.

To confirm the date and approximate time of the hearing, call 301-495-4600. For information about the Draft Amendment, contact Lyn Coleman, 301-650-4391 or e-mail her at lyn.coleman@mncppc-mc.org.



Draft Amendment to Master Plan of Highways (Transportation
in Montgomery County
Public Hearing February 20, 2003
Please Sign Up in Advance to Speak

On Thursday, February 20, the Montgomery County Planning Board will hear testimony on the Public Hearing (Preliminary) Draft Amendment to the Master Plan of Highways (Transportation). The meeting will be held in the M-NCPPC Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Anyone wishing to testify during the public hearing should call the Community Relations Office prior to the hearing at 301-495-4600. In addition, written comments may be sent to: Derick P. Berlage, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, e-mailed to MCP-Chair@mncppc-mc.org or faxed to 301-495-1320.

This draft evaluates and recommends the addition of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to the Capital Beltway between the American Legion Bridge and the west spur of I-270, and an interchange at the intersection of Randolph Road and Veirs Mill Road. Free copies of the Public Hearing (Preliminary) Draft Amendment to the Master Plan of Highways (Transportation) will be available after January 20 at the Montgomery Regional Office, Publications and Information section, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Reference copies are also available at public libraries and on the M-NCPPC website at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/.


PUBLIC NOTICE
Department of Permitting Services
Division of Land Development Services
Water Resources Management Section
has received a
PRELIMINARY WATER QUALITY PLAN
for
CABIN BRANCH

The site is bounded by West Old Baltimore Road, Clarksburg Road and I-270 and is comprised of five properties totaling approximately 535.4 acres. This area, also known as the Clarksburg Triangle, includes about 243 acres within the portion of the Little Seneca Creek Watershed that is a designated Special Protection Area. This proposal is for a mixed use (proposed zoning MXPD, RMX-1/TDR) residential and commercial development.

If you wish to request a public information meeting to review the Preliminary Water Quality Plan, a written request must be received by this office within 15 days of this notice (Notice posted 1 /27 /2003).

The Preliminary Water Quality Plan is available for review at the Department of Permitting Services office during working hours. (7:30am-4:00pm Monday through Friday)

For further information, or if you would like to make an appointment to review the plans at the Department of Permitting Services office, please call Leo Galanko at (240) 777-6242. The address for the Department of Permitting Services is:

Department of Permitting Services
Division of Land Development Services
255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850