Montgomery County Planning Board

Thursday, May 1, 2003, 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 – 
Staff Recommendations (blue agenda) Some items may take a great deal of time to download due to their large file size. However, you can view the result for a certain item by clicking on "Staff Recommendations" above.

9:30 A.M.


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




A   Administrative Items

B.     Financial Projections

C.     Proposed Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section 10-508(a)(7) (consult with counsel to obtain legal advice)


10:45 A.M.


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




Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Report

Director’s Report

Reconsideration Requests




The South Germantown Recreational Park, Schaeffer Road, Germantown – Environmental Assessment Monitoring Report, 2002Approval to transmit to County Council.



Site Plan Review No. 8-03021, Middlebrook Industrial Park, Lot 1 & 2; I-1 Zone; 55,936 gross square feet commercial office, 4,700 gross square feet sales and 7,596 gross square feet service/repair; Southeast quadrant of the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Amaranth Drive; Germantown & Vicinity, PA-19 - Approval with conditions.
Appendix A-C
Supporting Maps

12:00 P.M.





1:00 P.M.


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




Site Plan Review No. 8-03011, The Meadows at Hurley Ridge; R-200/TDR Zone; 31 One-family detached, 219 Townhouses, including 41 MPDU’s and 87 TDRs; On Frederick Road (MD Rte 355), 3,500 feet north of West Baltimore Road; Clarksburg & Vicinity, PA – 13 - Approval with conditions.
Appendix A
Appendix B, part 1
Appendix B, part 2
Appendix C




Site Plan Review No. 8-03017, Richards Addition to Ashley Hollow; RE-2/TDR; Zone; 9 One-family detached dwelling units, 16 Townhouses, including 22 TDRs; On the east side of Georgia Avenue, approximately 1,000 feet south of Owens Road; Olney & Vicinity, PA-23 - Approval with conditions.





Pre-Preliminary Plan Review No. 7-03045 – Graser/Thomas Property (Resubdivision); R-60 zone; 2 lots (2 single family detached dwelling units 1 existing); 22,500 square feet; On the southeast side of Grace Church Road, approximately 300 feet southwest of Second Avenue; Silver Spring – Objection to the submission of a preliminary plan, pursuant to Section 50-29(b)(2) of the Subdivision Regulations.
Informational Maps




Pre-Preliminary Plan Review No. 7-03047 – Sister’s House; RC zone; 1 lot (3,718 square feet Religious Building); 4.86 acres; On the north side of Olney-Sandy Spring Road (MD 108), approximately 200 feet west of Ashton Club Road; Olney & Vicinity – No objection to the submission of a preliminary plan.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-03070 – Sunshine Acres; RC zone; 1 lot (1 single family dwelling unit); 10.04 acres; On the east side of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650), approximately 1600 feet southeast of Sapling Ridge Lane – Approval with conditions.



Record Plats





Draft Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment: Trail Planning ProcessPlanning Board Work session and Approval of Plan Amendment. (No public testimony will be taken at this time).
Public Hearing Testimony Summary

4:30 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



25 -

8:00 a.m.,

Silver Spring Action Group, Division of Traffic & Parking Services, 1109 Spring Street, Suite 407, Silver Spring


26 -

9:00 a.m.,

Damascus Master Plan Task Force, Land Use and Zoning in the Town Center—A Design Charrette, Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church Street


27 -

1:00 p.m.,

Arbor Day Celebration, Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood


1 -

7:00 p.m.,

Damascus Master Plan Task Force Meeting—Transportation Capacity and Network, Damascus Library, 9701 Main Street



1 -

9:30 a.m.,

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


1 -

7:30 p.m.,

Bethesda Action Group, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Meeting Room A, 4895 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda


5 -

7:00 p.m.,

County-wide Recreation Advisory Board, 12210 Bushey Drive, Silver Spring


6 -

   7:00 p.m.,

Mid-County Recreation Advisory Board, 12210 Bushey Drive, Silver Spring


7 -

7:15 p.m.,

East County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring


8 -

9:30 a.m.,

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


8 -

7:30 p.m.,

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


12 -

7:00 p.m.,

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring


13 -

4:30 pm,

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


13 -

7:00 p.m.,

Damascus Master Plan Task Force Meeting, Rural Open Space, Parkland, Recreation and Community Facility Needs, Damascus High School, 25921 Ridge Road


13 -

7:00 p.m.,

East County Recreation Advisory Board, Fairland Community Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville


Rock Creek Trail Bridge
Public Meeting, May 1, 2003

7:30 PM, Wheaton Woods Elementary School
4510 Faroe Place, Rockville

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning and the Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation invite trail users, park neighbors and others to participate in a public information meeting, Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., Wheaton Woods Elementary School, 4510 Faroe Place, Rockville, on the proposed connection of the Rock Creek Trail with a pedestrian bridge over Veirs Mill Road, in Aspen Hill. Staff members will present preliminary alternatives for the alignment of the trail and bridge near Aspen Hill Road and solicit ideas and comments from participants.

For more information about the proposed hiker-biker trail bridge or the facility planning process, contact Dilip Pandya, 301-495-2469 or The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission encourages the participation of all individuals in its programs and facilities. For assistance with special needs, such as large print materials, sign language interpretation, listening devices, etc., please contact Marion Joyce, 301-495-4600, TTY 301-495-1331 or the Maryland Relay Service, 1-800-735-2258.

Winding Creek Park Renovation Public Meeting

Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 7 p.m.,
Viers Mill Elementary School, 11711 Joseph Mill Road, Silver Spring
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning is inviting park users, park neighbors and others to participate in a public meeting on the draft plan to renovate Winding Creek Local Park, Wednesday, May 7, beginning at 7 p.m., Viers Mill Elementary School, 11711 Joseph Mill Road, Silver Spring.

Located at Dewey and Edgebrook Roads in Silver Spring, Winding Creek Local Park will close at the end of August 2003 to allow for replacement of a deteriorated sewer line within Rock Creek Park. Winding Creek Park will also be used as a staging area for access and storage of construction materials. For more information, call Naomi Manders, 301-495-2543.

Community Meeting on
The Proposed Olney Master Plan Amendment

Tuesday, May 13, 2003
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD
(RE/MAX Building between Riccuiti’s restaurant and the Bank of America)

This meeting provides the Master Plan Advisory Group (MPAG) and the community an opportunity to comment on the staff’s draft recommendations before they area finalized and included in the Staff Draft, which will be presented to the Planning Board in May 2003. For more information, please contact Khalid Afzal at 301-495-4650 or


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.