Montgomery County
Planning Board Agenda


Thursday, June 16, 2005, 9:30 A.M.

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910-3760



Montgomery County Planning Board

See Planning Board decisions made at this meeting


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

C. Loehr


  A.   Administrative Items 


9:45 A.M.


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




Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Report

Director’s Report

Reconsideration Requests

Adoption of Opinions


10:00 AM

L. Coleman


Worksession on Public Hearing Draft Rachel Carson Greenway Trail Corridor PlanApproval of plan. (No public testimony will be taken at this time, although persons in the audience may be asked to respond to questions.)
Part 2
Attachment 1

K. Afzal



File Sectional Map Amendment: Olney Master PlanApproval.

12:00 P.M.




1:00 P.M.


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


N. Baig


Review and comment on administrative water and sewer category change requests for DEP hearing on June 20, 2005 Transmit recommendations to DEP.
Attachments 1 & 2
Attachment 3 - Part 1
Attachment 3 - Part 2
Attachment 3 - Part 3

D. Janousek


Board of Appeals No. S-2070-A: Special Exception modification request by the Johnson Family Properties, LLC, applicant, to permit the relocation and expansion of an existing nursery and garden center operation; R-200 zone; located at 12311 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg  Approval with conditions.
Attachments 1 - 3
Attachments 4 - 6
Attachment 7
Photos - Part 1
Photos - Part 2
Attachments 9 & 10


D. Kinney


Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-05069 - Barnesville Road: Parcel 899 RE-1 Zone; 5 acres; 1 lot and 1 outlot requested; 1 single-family detached dwelling unit; located on the southeast side of Barnesville Road, approximately 2,000 feet west of the intersection with White Ground Road; Boyds – Approval with conditions.
Informational Maps

R. Weaver


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; Agriculture and Rural Open Space – Approval with conditions.

Attachments A - D
Informational Maps

2:30 P.M.




R. Weaver


Record Plats

R. Newhouse


Proposed Elmhirst Parkway Neighborhood Park Concept Plan, to approve the re-classification of the Locust Hill Neighborhood Park to a Neighborhood Conservation Area; to approve the re-classification of the Elmhirst Parkway Neighborhood Conservation Area to a Neighborhood Park; and to approve the concept plan for the proposed Elmhirst Parkway Neighborhood Park – Approval.
Attachments A - C
Attachments D - I
Attachment J

4:40 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




Park Foundation Golf Classic, Little Bennett Golf Course



7:00 p.m.,

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



8:00 p.m.,

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board and Staff of the Upcounty Regional Center.  Reception at Coffield Community Center, 2450 Laytonsville Road.  Please R.S.V.P. by June 6, 2005.  240-777-8003, TTY 240-777-8002



4:30 p.m.,

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



7:00 p.m.,

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



7:15 p.m.,

East County CAB, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring



10:00 a.m.,

Full Commission Meeting, MRO Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring



Noon -

Commission Service Awards Luncheon Ceremony, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton



6:30 p.m.,

African Jazz Trio at Brookside Gardens, Wedding Gazebo, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton



7:00 p.m.,

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



9:30 a.m.,

Montgomery County Planning Board, 3rd Floor Conference Room, MRO, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring



4:00 p.m.,

Downtown Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee, Regional Center, 8433 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring



10:00 a.m.,

Health Freedom Walk at Rural Legacy Trail in Woodlawn Manor Park, Sandy Spring



11:00 a.m.,

Community Day Festival, Quince Orchard Library, 1581 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD



7:00 p.m.,

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, location to be determined



5:00 p.m.,

Merit System Board Meeting ERS/MB Conference Room, 6611 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale



7:15 p.m.,

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



6:30 p.m.,

New Spring Performance Series at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton




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


The site is located near the intersection of Briggs Chaney Road and Old Columbia Pike, which is within the Upper Paint Branch Watershed. The Upper Paint Branch Watershed is a designated Special Protection Area. The proposed development will consist of two new single-family houses on 3.55 acres.

If you wish to request a public information meeting, a written request must be submitted to this office within 15 days of this notice (Notice posted 6/13/2005).

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
Land Development Services, Water Resources
255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Germantown Town Center Park Public Meeting
Thursday, June 30, 2005
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

You're invited to participate in the Planning Board's public hearing on the facility plan for the proposed new Germantown Town Center Park, located on Century Boulevard behind the new Germantown Regional Library (under construction). This hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2005 (time to be announced) at M-NCPPC's Montgomery Regional Office Building Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.

The staff report and the Planning Board agenda will be available on-line on Monday, June 27, at For an approximate time or to sign up to testify, please call Marion Joyce, 301-495-4600. For more information about the meeting or the park, please call Patricia McManus at 301-495-3580 or


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. This information will help us to keep you informed of Park and Planning issues concerning your community.


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.