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REVISED: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 1:42PM


Item 1

Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. Old Georgetown Estates Preliminary Plan 120190230 – MCPB No. 19-131

*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220141350, Cedar Knolls Farm
RC zone; 1 lot; located on the north side of Ednor Road, 100 feet west of Haw Lane; Sandy Spring – Ashton Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

*C. Other Consent Items


Qiagen Campus at Germantown Business Park: Site Plan Amendment No. 81998022I

Amendment to increase the density of previously approved, but unbuilt, Building 3 on the Qiagen Campus from 150,000 square feet to 157,700 square feet; enlarge the physical connector between the existing and new building; modify some existing building facades to match the new building; add new decorative structural elements; make minor adjustments to grading and landscaping; and address minor site changes and technical corrections; located on the north side of Germantown Road (MD Route 118) at the northeastern intersection of Dawson Farm Road; 24.33 acres zoned IM-2.5 H-80 and EOF-1.5 H-75 but reviewed under the previous I-1 and O-M zones, 1989 Germantown Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions and Adoption of Resolution

J. Server

Long Branch Corner, Preliminary Plan No. 120180090, Extension Request No. 6

CRT 2.5 C 0.5 R 2.5 H 60 zone, 0.67 acres, Sixth request to extend review from December 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020, for one lot for up to 3,428 square feet of new non-residential development in addition to the existing 3,714 square feet of non-residential development, which will remain on the Site. The Application includes a waiver of the required number of parking spaces; located at the northwest quadrant of the intersection with University Boulevard East and Piney Branch Road; 2013 Approved and Adopted Long Branch Sector Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval of Extension

M. Folden

Kiddie Academy Preliminary Plan Amendment 12001077A, Extension Request No. 2

CR-1.5 C-1.0 R-1.5 H-60 T, 0.59 acres , Second request to extend review from December 19, 2019 to February 28, 2020, to convert the existing structure from a veterinary hospital to a child care center for up to 191 children. Associated changes include proposed vehicular access within a 20-foot ROW alley, conversion of public use space to private use, changes to onsite parking, stormwater management and landscaping; located on Sligo Avenue, 100 feet northeast of Fenton Street; within the 2000 Silver Spring CBD Sector Plan Area.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of Extension

M. Fuster

Conservation Easement change request at 15325 Masonwood Drive, Gaithersburg MD

Request to remove 8,994 square feet of Category 1 Conservation Easement that was placed on the property as a result from a forest conservation law violation and add 1,487 square feet of new Category I Conservation Easement; a net decrease of 7,507 square feet of Category I Conservation Easement; Potomac Subregional Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions


S. Peck

Montgomery Village Whetstone Center: Preliminary Plan No. 120200020 and Lidl – Montgomery Village Whetstone Center: Site Plan No. 820200030, Regulatory Extension Request #1

Request to extend the regulatory review period from January 2, 2020 to March 2, 2020. The Applicant is requesting a two-month regulatory extension for the Preliminary Plan and Site Plan review periods in order to adequately address County agency comments.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Extension Request

T. Graham

Montgomery County Humane Society Campus, Preliminary Plan 120190100, Regulatory Extension Request No. 2

Request to extend the regulatory review period from December 19, 2019 to March 19, 2020; to create one lot with an additional 13,000 square feet of building and associated parking; located at the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Aspen Hill Road on approximately 7.79 acres of land zoned R-60; within the 1994 Aspen Hill Master Plan area.
Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Extension Request

A. Lindsey

*D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of December 5, 2019

Item 2

Roundtable Discussion

Planning Director’s Report


Item *3

Poplar Pointe, Site Plan No. 820200020

Request to develop four unplatted parcels under the Optional Method Cluster Development, that were previously approved for subdivision into twelve single-family detached lots and retain one existing dwelling on one of the twelve lots; including common open space for active and passive recreation, which includes the preservation of onsite forest, and dedicate and construct the connection of the unbuilt segment of Alderton Road to the intersection of Night Sky Drive and Alderton Road; on 6.28 acres of land; located at 13710 Alderton Road, 150 feet north of Night Sky Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20906; in the R-200 Zone; and located within the 1989 Communities of Kensington -Wheaton Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

T. Graham

Item 4

Agritourism Study Draft

Staff Recommendation: Approve the Agritourism Study

ATTACHMENT 1 – Agritourism Study Final Draft

ATTACHMENT 2 – Agritourism Study Appendices


J. McVary

Item 5


Alef Bet Montessori School – Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Review, No. APF202001

Request for transportation Adequate Public Facilities approval to expand enrollment of a private school on Tuckerman Lane from 33 students to 90 students; located at 6125 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda; approximately 26,245 square feet in size; zoned R-200; within the 1992 North Bethesda Garrett Park Master Plan area.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

W. Freer

Item 10


Approval of Pedestrian Master Plan Advisory Group and Kickoff Meeting Recap

Staff Recommendation: Approve Pedestrian Master Plan Advisory Group

E. Glazier

Item 9


Bethesda Downtown Plan – Implementation Advisory Committee – Appoint 6 new members to the committee

L. Howerton



Item 6


Art Review Panel Election
Under State Government Article, MD Ann Code, §3-305 (b)(1) to discuss the appointment of appointees over whom the Planning Board has jurisdiction.

The Planning Board has the authority to elect new members to the Art Review Panel in accordance with the Art Review Panel Policies and Procedures (adopted December 7, 2017).

M. Jackson

Item 7


According to MD ANN Code, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(13), to comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter. Topic: Approval of Closed Session Minutes.

J. Parsons



Item *8

7025 Longwood Drive, Administrative Preliminary Plan No. 620190100

R-200 zone, 0.99 acres, Request to create two one-family lots; located on Longwood Drive approximately 280 east of Brooke Drive; 1990 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Staff recommendation: Approval with Conditions


G. Bogdan

2:30 pm