Montgomery County
Planning Board Agenda


Thursday, May 26, 2005, 9:30 A.M.

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910-3760



Montgomery County Planning Board

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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 Comission's web site. 

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9:30 A.M.


GENERAL MEETING (Brookside Gardens Visitor Center, The Adult Education Room, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton)


Planning Board



B. Mooney







D. Daniel




C. Loehr


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

B.     Closed Session pursuant to Maryland State Government Code Annotated Section (10-508) (2) (Subject: Private Donations)

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

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

E.  Administrative Items



1:00 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


R. Weaver




Preliminary Plan Review No 1-04108 - Indian Spring: R-200 and R-90 Zones; 308.36 acres; 554 lots requested; 226 single-family detached dwelling units, 328 single-family attached dwelling units, including a minimum 70 MPDUs with clubhouse and recreation facilities; located on the east side of Layhill Road (MD 182), approximately 1,000 feet north of Randolph Road; Kensington/Wheaton – Denial.
Attachment A
Attachments A1 - A3
Attachment A4
Attachments B - D
Attachments E - G
Informational Maps

R. Weaver


Record Plats

A. Hekimian



Mandatory Referral No. 04818 - WMATA-1: Shady Grove Metrorail Service and Inspection Yard Expansion, including new building space to accommodate additional maintenance bays, additional parking spaces, and track lines. Near intersection of Frederick Road (MD 355) and Redland Road, Shady Grove Sector Plan - Approval to transmit comments to WMATA.
Exhibit 1
Exhibits 2 & 3

Exhibits 4 & 5

N. Baig



WSSC Bi-County Water Supply Main BriefingReview and comment. (No public testimony will be taken at this time)
WSSC Document

J. Gallihue


Board of Appeals No. S-2639: Special Exception request by Korean Community Senior Housing Corporation/Omnipoint Communications CAP Operations, LLC, applicant, to permit telecommunications antenna on an existing building; R-60 zone; 440 E. University Blvd.; Silver Spring – Approval to transmit comments to the Montgomery County Council.

Part 1
Part 2

Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

5:30 P.M.




7:30 P.M.


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


G. Wright


Planning Board Public Hearing on Public Hearing (Preliminary) Draft Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation: COMSAT Laboratories, 22300 Comsat Drive, Clarksburg - Designate on Master Plan.


9:30 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


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.



8:30 a.m.,

Executive Office Building (EOB), 101 Monroe Street, 10th floor large conference room, Rockville, MD 20850 (Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) Taskforce Meeting)



10:30 a.m.,

Executive Committee, MRO



7:15 p.m.,

East County CAB, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring

Notices and Reminders – continued




9:30 a.m.,

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



7:30 p.m.,

Pilot Program Proposed to Solve Local Park Issues Public Hearing, M-NCPPC’s Montgomery Regional Office, Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland



7:00 p.m.,

Countywide Rec. Adv. Board, 40110 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring



11:00 a.m.,

Retirement Board of Trustees, PRA



7:00 p.m.,

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



7:15 p.m.,

Eastern Area Recreation Adv Board, Parkside HQ



7:30 p.m.,

Historic Preservation Commission, MRO Auditorium



9:30 a.m.,

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



7:00 p.m.,

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



7:30 p.m.,

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




There will be a public forum on the 2005 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP) held from 7-9 p.m.,
on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 in M-NCPPC's Montgomery Regional Office Auditorium at 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Come to the meeting - Tell us your views on future needs for:

o Recreation Facilities
o Community Recreation Centers, Senior Centers and Aquatic Facilities
o Natural Resource Based Recreation
o Stewardship of Natural and Cultural Resources
o Agricultural Preservation

If you have questions, please call Tanya Schmieler at 301-650-4392. Written comments may also be sent to:
Tanya Schmieler, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910 or E-mail

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.

Pilot Program Proposed to Solve Local Park Issues
Public Hearing Set for Thursday, June 2, 7:30 p.m.
Please sign up in advance to testify, 301-495-4600!

You're invited to testify on a proposal that would bring added resources to nine local parks to address issues with increased usage. The Planning Board's public hearing is set for Thursday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of M-NCPPC's Montgomery Regional Office, 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland.

M-NCPPC staff held three public forums to solicit comments and solutions on the growing use of local parks and associated issues, particularly as they relate to adult soccer. Large crowds, trash, parking, noise and sometimes violations of existing park usage behavior were among the concerns discussed. Solutions to these issues were grouped into five categories: enforcement, permitting, park maintenance, outreach and park design.

M-NCPPC's Department of Park and Planning staff is proposing that a pilot program be conducted at nine local parks, where resources would be enhanced in those five categories. Those parks include: Bullis Local Park, Capitol View-Homewood Local Park, Dewey Local Park, Jessup-Blair Local Park, Long Branch-Wayne Local Park, Ray's Meadow/Meadowbrook Local Park, the Field behind Silver Spring International School, Randolph Hills Local Park and Winding Creek Local Park.

Suggestions within the proposal include returning trash cans and collections, installing port-a-johns, increasing bilingual signs listing park regulations, posting permits and recruiting more resident volunteers to become a part of Park Police volunteers. Park Police will also commit additional resources to these pilot parks. Officers will continue to attend community meetings to discuss neighborhood park issues and monitor the progress that the pilot strategies are making. Park Police will expand its directed patrols to include specific times at specific pilot parks.

To testify, please sign up in advance by calling the Community Relations Office at 301-495-4600. Written testimony may be sent by May 26 to: Derick P. Berlage, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, by fax 301-495-1320 or e-mailed to

Copies of the staff proposal are available at or by visiting the Information Desk at M-NCPPC's Montgomery Regional Office at 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.


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.