Montgomery County
Planning Board Agenda


      Thursday, May 12, 2005, 1:00 P.M.

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910-3760



Montgomery County Planning Board

See Planning Board decisions made at this meeting



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1:00 P.M.




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


C. Loehr



A.     Administrative Items


1:15 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


1:30 P.M.

K. Woodworth


Consent Item: Eight reservations of Land for Public Use for the Intercounty Connector, Midcounty Highway (M-83), and the Corridor Cities Transitway.

G. Russ


Proposed Zoning Text Amendment
Part A
Part B

Amend the Zoning Ordinance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement in the CBD Zones under the optional method of development to 18,000 square feet and to permit transfer of density within a Housing Resource Area as designated in the relevant master or sector plan – Approval to transmit to the County Council for Introduction.

M. Ma


Site Plan Review No. 8-04008A, Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health,
Part A
Part B

LSC Zone; 11.02 acres; 814 gross square feet addition to hospital; on Broschart Road, approximately 500 feet northeast of Medical Center Drive; Potomac - Approval with conditions.

M. Abernathy


Mandatory Referral No. 05701–MCPS-1: Gymnasium for the Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School

24555 Cutsail Drive, R-200 Zone, Damascus Master Plan – Approval with comments to be transmitted to the Montgomery County Public Schools.

L. Cole


Mandatory Referral: Shady Grove Road/Darnestown Road Connector, CIP No. 500204, MR-05804 – DPWT-1

Part A
Part B

Approval with comments.



D. Janousek



Local Map Amendment No. G-830: White Flint Crossing, LLC,

Part A
Part B
Part C

Part D

applicant, requests reclassification of two parcels of land (total 5.907 acres) from the C-2 Zone to the TS-M Zone; located at Woodglen Drive, 11401 Rockville Pike, Rockville – Approval.


3:30 P.M.




D. Kinney


Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-05073 - Willerburn Acres (Resubdivision):

Part A
Part B

R-90 Zone; 1.24 acres; 2 lots requested; 2 single-family detached dwelling units; located on the south side of Gainesborough Road, approximately 1,100 feet east of the intersection with Seven Locks Road; Potomac – Approval with conditions.

C. Conlon


Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-05057 - Lake Potomac (Resubdivision):

Part A
Part B

RE-2; 4.11 acres; 2 lots requested; 2 single-family detached dwelling units, 1 existing to remain; located on the east side of Lake Potomac Drive approximately 600 feet northeast of River Road (MD 190); Potomac – Approval with conditions.

C. Conlon


Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-05068 - McNeill’s Addition (Resubdivision):
Part A
Part B

R-60; 0.36 acres; 2 lots requested; 2 single-family detached dwelling units, 1 existing to remain; on the east side of Deerfield Avenue approximately 200 feet northeast of Queen Annes Drive; East Silver Spring – Approval with conditions.

R. Weaver



Pre-Preliminary Plan Review No. 7-05051 - Hillmead/Bradley Hills:  R-60; 1.35 acres; 5 lots requested; 5 single-family detached dwelling units; located in the southeast corner of the intersection of Valley Road and Ridge Road; Bethesda/Chevy Chase – Objection to submittal of preliminary plan for a resubdivision with 5 lots.

R. Weaver



Record Plats

5:20 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


9 -

7:00 p.m.,

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board (CAB), Coffield Community Center, 2450 Laytonsville Rd


10 -

4:30 p.m.,

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


10 -

7:00 p.m.,

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


11 -

7:00 p.m.,

Silver Spring Regional Recreational Advisory Board, Parkside HQ, 9500 Brunett Ave, Silver Spring


11 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission, MRO Auditorium


12 -

1:00 p.m.,

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


12 -

7:00 p.m.,

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


12 -

7:30 p.m.,

Western Regional Recreational Advisory Board, Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac


16 -

7:00 p.m.,

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, Location to be determined

Notices and Reminders – continued



17 -

7:45 a.m.,

Bethesda Urban Partnership Board, 7700 Old Georgetown Rd


17 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


18 -

7:00 p.m.,

Upcounty Regional Recreational Adv Board, Upcounty Service Center, MCRD Office Conference Room, 12900 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown


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 Adv Committee, Silver Spring Regional Center, 8435 Georgia Ave.


23 -

7:15 p.m.,

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


25 -

7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission, MRO Auditorium


26 -

9:30 a.m.,

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


26 -

1:00 p.m.,

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


26 -

7:30 p.m.,

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


30 -


MEMORIAL DAY – HOLIDAY, Montgomery County Park and Planning Administrative Headquarters, closed. Brookside Gardens and many other facilities are open.



Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Plan Public Hearing

Changed to Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.

Please sign up in advance to testify


The Montgomery County Planning Board is inviting you to testify at its Public Hearing on the draft Rachel Carson Greenway Corridor Trail Plan, Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., M-NCPPC’s auditorium, 8787 Georgia

Avenue, Silver Spring.  A copy of the draft plan is available online at


Located in the eastern part of the county, the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Corridor stretches from the

Prince George’s County line northward to the Patuxent River.  The purpose of the Trail Corridor Plan is to:


  • Identify opportunities to create a continuous natural surface trail the entire length of the corridor.
  • Identify opportunities for interpretation of natural and cultural resources in the corridor.
  • Identify opportunities to celebrate the life of Rachel Carson who wrote Silent Spring while a resident of the area.


Those wishing to testify in person at the Public Hearing may sign up in advance by calling the Planning Board’s Community Relations Office, 301-495-4600.  Written testimony may be sent to Derick P. Berlage,

Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910,

by fax, 301-495-1320, or email














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.














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 virtual 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.  Viewers can download free Flash software needed for the tours directly from the conference centers’ web page.












The Development Review Division,

Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning






  Forest Conservation Plan

Preliminary Plan*



Site Plan*


  Fee Schedule

Electronic versions are available on-line at: or hard copies are available at the Information Counter, 2nd floor, MRO


*Questions have been added to obtain information to help the Planning Board to monitor the implications of policy, planning, and regulatory decisions to the supply, demand, and affordability of housing. For additional affordable housing information, contact Michael Asanté, Strategic Planning, 301-495-2118.