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REVISED: Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 7:45AM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. Olney Theater 82001022E – MCPB No. 23-114

2. Olney Theater F2023004A – MCPB No. 23-115

3. HBKY Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church 120230080 – MCPB No. 23-128

4. HBKY Metmiq Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church F20230140 – MCPB No. 23-129

*B. Approval of Minutes

Minutes for November 9, 2023

Closed Session Minutes for November 9, 2023

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Subdivision Plat No. 220200920, E. Brooke Lee’s Addition to Silver Spring
CR zone; 1 lot; located on the east side of Ramsey Avenue, approximately 200 feet south of Wayne Avenue; Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

Calverton: Administrative Preliminary Plan No. 620230140, Regulatory Review Extension Request No. 1

Request to extend the regulatory review period from December 7, 2023 to March 14, 2024. Application to create a three-lot subdivision for three single-family detached units; located at 3100 Fairland Road; 0.97 acres; R-90 2 zone, 1997 Fairland Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the extension request
P. Estes

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

Parks Director’s Report


Item 5

In Response to a Forest Conservation Law Violation; Forest Conservation Plan Amendment F20230260, Jeffrey Kozero & Laura Reiff Property, 17604 Hollingsworth Drive, Derwood, MD 20855 (Public Hearing)

Request to convert 0.10 acres of existing Category I Forest Conservation Easement to Category II and mitigate onsite with supplemental plantings and the creation of an additional 0.40 acres of new Category I Forest Conservation. Rock Creek Vista, Lot 29; RE-2 Zone, 2.98 acres +/-, Upper Rock Creek Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 5 – Attachment 1: Plat 22323

Item 5 – Attachment 2: 120000730 OP

Item 5 – Attachment 3: Preliminary Plan 120000730

Item 5 – Attachment 4: FCP 120000730

Item 5 – Attachment 5: Category 1 Agreement

Item 5 – Attachment 6: Nov. 4-7-22  17604 Hollingsworth

Item 5 – Attachment 7: Nov. 8-24-22 17604 Hollingsworth

Item 5 –  Attachment 8: SOJ-F2023260

Item 5 – Attachment 9: FCP-F2023260 for PB

M. Sharp

Item 6

Great Seneca Plan: Connecting Life and Science Preliminary Recommendations

Staff Recommendation: Staff will brief the Planning Board on the Great Seneca Plan: Connecting Life and Science, including the Plan’s organization and preliminary recommendations for the built, social, natural, and economic environment, as well as plan implementation.

M. Hill

Item 6: Additional Correspondence

Item 7

Chevy Chase Lake Block A, Preliminary Plan Application No. 120230110, and Forest Conservation Plan No. F20230410 (Public Hearing)

A. Preliminary Plan 120230110– Request to consolidate existing Lots 1-12 (Block 22) into a single lot for up to 246,454 square feet of overall development, including up to 19,000 square feet of ground floor commercial density and up to 220 dwelling units and associated structured parking. Located at 8550 Connecticut Avenue at the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Manor Road in Chevy Chase; zoned CRT-2.0, C-1.0, R-2.0, H-70’ and CRN-1.0, C-0.25, R-1.0, H-40’; 2013 Chevy Chase Lake Master Plan.

B. Forest Conservation Plan F20230410 – Request for approval of a Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan to impact and remove specimen trees and satisfy afforestation/reforestation requirements associated with Preliminary Plan application 120230110.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 7 – Attachment A: Preliminary Plan

Item 7 – Attachment B: Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan

Item 7 – Attachment C: Previously Approved Sketch Plan

Item 7 – Attachment D: Agency Letters

Item 7 – Attachment E: Variance Request

Item 7 – Attachment F: Community Correspondence

Item 7 – Additional Correspondence

T. Gatling

12:25 pm


Item 8


According to MD ANN Code, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7), to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice; and (8) consult with staff, consultants, or other individuals about pending or potential litigation. Topic: Pending litigation.

M. Mills

1:30 pm


Item 9

Briefing: Montgomery County Demographic Trends

Staff Recommendation: Brief the Planning Board

C. McCarthy

Item 10


Replacement of Brink Road Bridge No. M-0064 over Great Seneca Creek – Mandatory Referral, MR2024002 (Public Hearing)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation proposes to replace an existing, deteriorating bridge on Brink Road over Great Seneca Creek in the Great Seneca Stream Valley Park in Montgomery Village, Maryland. This bridge is located on Brink Road north of its intersection with Wightman Road.
Staff Recommendation: Transmittal of Comments

S. Aldrich

Item 11

Bucklodge Tract, Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 11989032A (Public Hearing)

Application to subdivide two existing platted lots and three existing platted outlots into four buildable lots for up to four buildings with a total of 66,667 SF of light industrial uses; located on Buck Ridge Court, north of Bucklodge Road; 22 acres; IM zone and Rural zone; 1985 Approved and Adopted Boyds Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

J. Server

Item 11 – Additional Correspondence

Item 12

Rustic Roads Functional Master Plan Update – Resolution of Adoption

Staff Recommendation: Approve the Resolution of Adoption for Transmittal to the Full Commission and receive a briefing on changes made to the plan after transmittal of the Planning Board Draft to the County Council.

R. Duke/J. Pratt

Item 13

Montgomery County Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan Proposed Category Map Amendments – County Executive’s AD 2023-3 Administrative Amendment Group – Four Water/Sewer Service Category Change Requests

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Executive

J. Pratt

Item 14

State Legislative Update

Legislative updates and approvals

D. Borden

3:55 pm



Planning Board Seeks Public Comments on Four
Administrative Sewer and Water Category Change Requests


The Planning Board will hear testimony and consider recommendations for the Water and Sewer Category Change Requests (WSSCR) listed below* on Thursday, December 7, 2023. The applications request that community water and/or sewer service be extended to these properties.

A public hearing for these administrative cases will be facilitated via telephone conference on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 10:00 am by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Planning Board recommendations for these cases will be presented to the County Executive before final decision.

 Case Number

Applicant/Owner and Property Location

Master Plan Area


Ashton United Methodist Church

17400 New Hampshire Ave., Ashton

Sandy Spring/Ashton


Charles H. Jamison, Inc.

Parcel P630 W. Willard Rd., Town of Poolesville

Town of Poolesville


Roderick Dunlap and James Hall

12805 Spring Dr., Rockville

Potomac Subregion


Ken Fraley

17800 Bowie Mill Rd., Derwood

Upper Rock Creek

* The Montgomery County Planning Board does not hear testimony or consider category change requests for the Town of Poolesville, but the cases are part of DEP’s hearing.

The staff report for the water and sewer category change request will be posted on the Planning Board’s website one week prior to the meeting:

Contact Jamey Pratt at 301-495-4588 or
See also DEP’s website or call 240-777-7700.

Written comments are also welcomed if submitted at least 24 hours prior to the Planning Board Hearing. Emails or letter may be sent to:
Artie Harris, Chair
Montgomery County Planning Board
2425 Reedie Drive 14th Floor
Wheaton, MD 20902