Montgomery County
Planning Board Agenda

Thursday, April 14, 2005, 1:00 P.M.

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910-3760



Montgomery County Planning Board

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1:00 P.M.


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


C. Loehr – 5 min


B. Gries – 10 min



D. Daniel –

30 min




C. Loehr – 30 min




A.     Administrative Items

B.     Land exchange related to modernization projects of Montgomery County   Public Schools Discussion and approval

       Part 1
  Part 2
  Part 3

C.  Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section (10-508) (a) (7) (consult with counsel to obtain legal advice)  (Subject: Planning Board Rules of Procedures)

D.     Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section (10-508) (a) (1) (Subject:  To discuss personnel matters)

2:15 P.M.


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




Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Report

Director’s Report

Reconsideration Requests

Adoption of Opinions


2:30 P.M.

C. Nelson –

45 min


Mandatory Referral No. 04606-MCPS-1: Northwood High School – Telecommunications monopole with lights, R-60 Zone, 919 University Boulevard West, Kemp Mill Master Plan Area – Approval and transmittal of comments to Montgomery County Public Schools.
Attachments 1-4

Attachments 5-9

A. Hekimian –

45 min


Mandatory Referral No. 05801-DPWT-1:  White Oak Transit Center, providing new bus shelters and passenger and bus queuing areas on Lockwood Drive adjacent to the White Oak Shopping Center, Eastern Montgomery County Planning Area (CTP Project No. 509337) – Approval to transmit comments to the Montgomery County Council and Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation.

Exhibits 1 & 2
Exhibit 3
Exhibit 4
Exhibit 5

Exhibit 6


J. Daniel –

15 min


Remedial Map Amendment G-835: Fall Creek, LLC, applicant, request to reclassify 2.5 acres of property from the Country Inn Zone to the RDT Zone; located at 23061 Laytonsville Road, Transmit recommendation of approval to the District Council.

W. Witthans –

1 hr


Site Plan Review No. 8-98001, 8-98001B and 8-02014, Clarksburg Town Center, RMX-2 Zone; Threshold Hearing Concerning Alleged Building Height Violation; Determination pursuant to Section 59-D-3.6 of the Zoning Ordinance (Failure to Comply); 120 acres; Southeast quadrant of the intersection of Piedmont Road and Clarksburg Road; Clarksburg - Finding that building heights of subject structures comply with site plan approvals.
Attachments A & B
Attachments C & D
Attachments E - G
Attachments H - M
Attachments N - T


D. Kinney –

15 min


Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-04012 - Lopatin Property: RE-2 Zone; 4.62 acres; 2 lots requested; 2 single-family detached dwelling units; located on the west side of Clarksburg Road (MD 121), at the terminus of Ascot Square Court; Clarksburg – Approval with conditions.
Attachments A & B
Informational Maps

C. Conlon –

15 min


Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-05044 - Hunter Property:  RDT Zone; 55.28 acres; 2 lots requested; 2 single-family detached dwelling units; located on the south side of West Hunter Road, approximately 3,200 feet southwest of Darnestown Road; Agricultural and Rural Open Space - Approval with conditions.
Attachments A - C
Informational Maps

R. Weaver –

5 min


Record Plats

5:50 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.,

Silver Spring CAB, Coffield Community Center, 2450 Laytonsville Rd.


12 -

4:30 p.m.,

Wheaton Urban District. Advisory Committee; Mid-County Service Center, 2424 Reedie Dr, Wheaton


12 -

7:00 p.m.,

East County Regional Recreation Advisory Board, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville


13 -

7:00 p.m.,

Silver Spring Regional Recreation Advisory Board, Parkside HQ, 9500 Brunet Ave, Silver Spring


13 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission, MRO Auditorium


14 -

1:00 p.m.,

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


14 -

7:00 p.m.,

Mid-County Regional Recreation Advisory Board, 4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring


14 -

7:30 p.m.,

Western Regional Recreation Advisory Board, Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd, Potomac


18 -

7:00 p.m.,

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda


19 -

7:15 p.m.,

Mid-County CAB, Mid-County Service Center, 2424 Reedie Dr, Wheaton


20 -

7:00 p.m.,

Upcounty Regional Recreation Advisory Board, Upcounty Service Center, MCRD Office Conference Room, 12900 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown







21 -

9:30 a.m.,

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


21 -

4:00 p.m.,

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


25 -

7:15 p.m.,

Upcounty Citizen’s Advisory Board, Upcounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown


27 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission, MRO Auditorium


28 -

9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board General Meeting, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD


28 -

1:00 p.m.,

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


28 -

7:30 p.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting continued, MRO Auditorium




The Board will consider comprehensive revisions to the Planning Board's Rules of Procedure later this spring.
No specific revisions have been proposed at this time. Staff seeks public comment regarding ways to improve the procedures governing Planning Board hearings. Staff seeks public comment on the Board's Rules on Monday, April 11, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Send written comments to Michele Rosenfeld, Associate General Counsel, at M-NCPPC, Suite 205, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. After the public forum, staff will draft revised rules for public review and comment. For copies of the current Rules, call 301-495-4646. The Board will hold a public hearing before taking any action on proposed revisions to its Rules.

Department of Permitting Services
Division of Water Resources Management
has received a

This proposed development is for a veterinary hospital on a 2.0 acres parcel of land. The site is located on Frederick Road (MD Route 355), just south of Running Brook Drive. This area is within the portion of the Little Seneca Creek Watershed (Clarksburg) that is designated as a Special Protection Area.

If you wish to request a public information meeting, a written request must be submitted within 15 days of this notice (Notice posted 4/11/2005).

The Water Quality Plans are available for review at the Department of Permitting Services office during working hours. (8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday)

For further information, please call Leo Galanko at (240) 777-6242. The address for the Department of Permitting Services is:

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



The Planning Board's Development Review Division is updating our extensive database of more than 1,200 civic and homeowners associations in Montgomery County. You can help us by calling 301-495-4603, any time of day or night, with the current president's name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Thank you for your cooperation.

Automated Tee Time Reservation System
Up and Running for Local Golf Courses

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) announces the start-up of an automated tee time reservation system for the following M-NCPPC golf courses: Little Bennett, Needwood, Northwest Park, Sligo Creek and White Oak in Montgomery County, and Enterprise in Prince George's County. Customers are now able to reserve, modify or cancel tee times via the Internet or over the phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the web site for details or by telephone at 240-683-0466.



When the Montgomery County Planning Board is meeting, usually on Thursdays, you can now hear their deliberations and decisions live on the Internet. Just log on to and check out What's New, Planning Board Live.

For more information, call the Community Relations Office, 301-495-4600.



Take a visual tour of M-NCPPC's Montgomery County meeting and conference centers including Seneca Lodge in Boyds, Rockwood Manor in Potomac and Woodlawn Manor in Sandy Spring. You will also find links to picturesque weddings at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton and McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda. Viewers can download free Flash software needed for the tours directly from the conference centers' web page.