Montgomery County Planning Board
Thursday, June 19, 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 – 
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9:30 A.M.


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




A.     Administrative Items

B.     Increases in fees for Recreation Centers and Ballfields


10:00 A.M.


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




Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Report

Director’s Report

Reconsideration Requests


10:15 A.M.


Park House Rent Increases - Approval of Proposed Scheduled of Rents.

Attachment 1 - Proposed Rates Chart



Development Plan Amendment No. 03-2 Sandy Spring Builders, LLC, requests amendment to the development plan approved in Local Map Amendment G-720, to permit a mixed-use development consisting of six residential townhouses with 1,000 square feet of office within one of the units, 4905 Edgemoor Lane TS-R Zone, Bethesda CBD Sector Plan – Approval.

Supporting Documentation



Building Permit Review:  Adequate Public Facilities Test Woodglen Park I Approval.
Supporting Documentation



Mandatory Referral No. 03809-DPWT-1:  North Bethesda Trail, from West Cedar Lane to Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda – Chevy Chase – CIP No. 509922 – Approval with comments to DPWT.
Attachments 1-5
Attachments 6-11




12:00 P.M.




1:00 P.M.


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





Site Plan Review No. 8-00014B – Bethesda Theater Residential; CBD-1 Zone, 0.89 Acres/PD-35 Zone, 1.38 Acres; 9 Townhouses, 249 Multi-family, 32 MPDUs; On Wisconsin Avenue, approximately 110 feet north of Middleton Lane; Bethesda – Chevy Chase & Vicinity, PA-35 – Approval with conditions. POSTPONED
Supporting Materials




Site Plan Review No. 8-03013 – Randolph Manor; R-90 Zone; 4.66 Acres; 83 Multi-family dwelling units; On Randolph Road, 750 feet west of Fairland Road; Colesville – White Oak & Vicinity, PA- 33 – Approval with conditions.



Regulatory Application Fees and Printing Fees for FY 04 – Establish new fee schedule for subdivision plans, project plans, site plans, record plats, Natural Resources Inventory/Forest Stand Delineations, Forest Conservation plan applications, publications and map reproduction fees – Approval of new fees for FY 04.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-03066 – Chevy Chase Part of Lot 2 (Resubdivision); R-60 Zone; 1 Lot Requested (one-family detached dwelling unit); 7,190 square feet; North side of Raymond Street, Approximately 130 feet east of Connecticut Avenue; Bethesda-Chevy Chase – Approval with conditions.
Informational Maps




Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-03072 – Drumeldra Hills (Resubdivision); R-200 Zone;

3 Lots Requested (1 existing one-family detached dwelling unit and 2 additional one-family dwelling units requested); North side of Overton Lane, Approximately 900 feet east of Notley Road; Fairland-White Oak – Denial, Pursuant to Section 50-29(b)(2) of the Subdivision Regulations.

Informational Maps



Record Plats.




Planning Board Briefing on the Silver Spring Central Business District Historic Resources Survey and Public Hearing on adding Silver Spring CBD properties to the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites.


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



16 -

7:00 p.m.,

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


17 -

7:00 p.m.,

Damascus Master Plan Task Force Meeting: Environmental Issues and Preservation of the Patuxent River, Damascus Library, Large meeting room, 9701 Main Street


17 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


18 -

9:30 a.m.,

Full Commission Meeting, MRO


18 -

7:00 p.m.,

Upcounty Region Recreation Advisory Board, Lodge at Little Seneca Creek, 14500-A Clopper Road, Boyds



19 -

9:30 a.m.,

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


19 -

4:00 p.m.,

Downtown Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee, Silver Spring Regional Center, 8435 Georgia Avenue


22 -

7:00 p.m.,

Damascus Master Plan Task Force Meeting: Environmental Issues and Preservation of the Patuxent River, Damascus High School Cafeteria, 25921 Ridge Road


23 -

7:00 p.m.,

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board, Black Rock Center for the Arts


23 -

7:30 p.m.,

East County Action Group, East County Service Center Conference Room, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring


24 -

7:00 p.m.,

Damascus Master Plan Task Force Meeting: Housing and Historic Preservation, Damascus High School Media Center, 25921 Ridge Road


25 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium


26 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board General Meeting, Brookside Gardens


26 -

1:00 p.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, MRO Auditorium


26 -

7:30 p.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting continues, MRO Auditorium


27 -

8:00 a.m.,

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


1 -

   7:00 p.m.,

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


2 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


3 -

9:30 a.m.,

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


8 -

4:30 p.m.,

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



Considering current and projected budget constraints, we must reduce substantially the cost of mailing the Board’s weekly agendas. As of June 27, 2003, we will no longer mail agendas to individuals, associations or businesses unless we hear directly from you by Tuesday, May 27, 2003. We encourage you to download the agendas each week from our web site at <>. Agendas are available online late Friday afternoon for the following Thursday’s meeting. In addition, hard copies are available at the M-NCPPC Information Section, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Staff reports for agenda items are available online by Tuesday before a Thursday meeting.

If you still wish to receive the Planning Board’s agendas by U.S. mail or broadcast e-mail, please put your request in writing (e-mail to <>, send a fax to 301-495-4724) or call us any time of day or night at 301-495-4600. While we can no longer mail agendas to all organizations, we will continue to notify civic and homeowners associations when preliminary plans, site plans and project plans are proposed in their areas. For this reason, it is vital that we have current presidents’ names, mailing addresses and phone numbers for all associations. Please call us with updated information, 24 hours a day, 301-495-4600. Thank you for your cooperation. Marion G. Joyce, Community Relations Manager.

Wednesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.
Upcounty Regional Services Center,
12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown

M-NCPPC transportation planners will provide an overview of the countywide bikeway network and the bikeways master plan process; discuss bikeway design guidelines/standards; share preliminary recommendations for prioritizing and implementing the countywide bikeway network; and highlight important preliminary policy and program recommendations. The meetings also will provide the public with an opportunity to examine and comment on maps of the proposed countywide bikeway network and provide input on improving the county's bicycle-related infrastructure, programs and policies. For more information, call Chuck Kines, 301-495-2184.

Hearing Set for June 26

M-NCPP’s Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning is inviting the public to participate in a forum on an evaluation of a busway from Bethesda to Silver Spring on either the Georgetown Branch right-of-way or a combination of the Georgetown Branch right-of-way and Jones Bridge Road between Jones Mill Road and MD 355. The forum will be held Wednesday, June 18, 7 p.m., at M-NCPPC’s auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring.

To testify to the Montgomery County Planning Board on the proposals on Thursday, June 26, please sign up in advance by calling the Community Relations Office, 301-495-4600. Written testimony will also be accepted until Tuesday, July 1, 2003. Written comments may be address to Derick P. Berlage, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, faxed to 301-495-1320 or e-mailed to


Tuesday, June 24, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Rd., Meeting Room A, Germantown

M-NCPPC's Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning is inviting the public to learn about and provide comments and suggestions on the development of the Hoyles Mill Conservation Park Management Plan. The park, located along the south side of White Ground Road in Boyds, Maryland, contains approximately 766 acres. It was acquired through the County's Legacy Open Space program in March 2002. Park and Planning staff will present an overview of the park, the management planning process, and the concept management plan for the park, and will solicit input from the public on its future use and development. For more information, contact John Turgeon at 301-650-4361.

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.