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REVISED: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 2:30PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. Poplar Grove Preliminary Plan 12019004A – MCPB No. 21-008

2. Poplar Grove Site Plan 82019006A – MCPB No. 21-009

*B. Record Plats


*C. Other Consent Items

9119 Redwood Avenue, Administrative Subdivision No. 620210040, Extension Request No. 2

R-200 zone, 1.647 acres, second request to extend review period from February 25 28, 2021 to March 25, 2021; located at 9119 Redwood Avenue, approximately 410 feet south of Bradley Boulevard; 1990 Bethesda/Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions Extension


J. Bush

MGCDC-CentroNia, Preliminary Plan 120210050, Regulatory Extension Request No.1

First request to extend the regulatory review period, from February 25, 2021 to April 22, 2021 for Preliminary Plan approval (associated with Conditional Use CU202008) for a Day Care Center for 180 children, to be established on the 2.02 acre, former Silver Spring Library site in the R-60 Zone; located at 8901 and 8907 Colesville Road, approximately 390 feet north of Spring Street, within the 2000 North and West Silver Spring Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Extension Request

M. Fuster

Ruck Property, Administrative Subdivision Plan No. 620190120, Regulatory Review Extension Request No. 3

Request to extend the regulatory review period from February 4, 2021 until March 11, 2021: An application to create one lot on 3.38 acres of land in the AR Zone; Parcel 70; located on Rocky Road, 2100 feet west of Route 108, southwest quadrant of the intersection of Rocky Road and Route 108; 1980 Preservation of Agricultural & Rural Open Space Functional Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

J. Casey

*D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of January 21, 2021

Item 9

Bethesda Downtown Plan – Implementation Advisory Committee _ Appoint 1 New Member to the Committee

L. Howerton

Item 2

Roundtable Discussion

Parks Director’s Report


Item 3


Audobon Naturalist Society a/k/a Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Modification to a Special Exception CBA-2643

R-90, 40.19 acres, Request to a create a nature play space for outdoor recreational opportunities and outdoor learning; located 8940 Jones Mill Road approximately 1700 feet north of Jones Bridge Road; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Plan.
Staff Recommendation: TBD

J. Bush

Item 4

Briefing on Draft Montgomery County Climate Action Plan

Staff Action: Briefing on Montgomery County’s Draft Climate Action Plan to be provided by Adriana Hochberg, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer and Climate Change Coordinator, Office of the County Executive. Request Planning Board comments prior to the February 28th public comment deadline.

T. Stern

Item 6

Bill 52-20 – Landlord-Tenant Relations – Protection Against Rent Gouging Near Transit

Protection Against Rent Gouging Near Transit, would establish protections against rent gouging for certain rental units; set the base rental amount for certain rental units; provide for exemptions from certain rent protection requirements; and require each landlord to submit an annual report regarding rents. The goal of this legislation is to set standards regarding rent increases near certain transit corridors and to ensure that unfair rent gouging does not take place.
Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council.
(County Council public hearing 2/9/21)

L. Govoni/T. Fawley-King

Item *7

Poplar Pointe, Site Plan Amendment No. 82020002A

Request for approval of architectural drawings that illustrate exterior architectural character, proportion, materials, and articulation for 11 previously approved detached houses; 6.28 acres located at 13710 Alderton Road, 150 feet north of Night Sky Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20906, within the R-200 Zone and the 1989 Communities of Kensington -Wheaton Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval and Adoption of Resolution






T. Graham

11:35 am


12:15 pm


Item 5

Zoning Text Amendment No. 20-07: R-60 Zone – Uses and Standards

ZTA 20-07 would allow owners of R-60 zoned property located within 1 mile of a Metrorail station to build duplexes, townhouses, and multi-family structures within the current R-60 lot coverage, building height, setbacks, minimum lot size, and minimum parking requirements. More flexibility would be allowed for projects constructed on R-60 zoned sites located within ½ mile of a Metrorail Station. Such sites would be excluded from infill lot coverage limits and the minimum parking requirements would be decreased.
Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council.
(Action required for County Council public hearing 2/11/21)

L. Govoni

Item 8

Thrive Montgomery 2050 Worksession No. 6

Design, arts and culture: adding value and building communityBriefing on coordination with the Climate Action Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Discuss issues and provide direction to staff

ATTACHMENT 1: Draft Design, Arts and Culture Chapter

ATTACHMENT 2: Outline of Parks and Recreation Chapter

ATTACHMENT 3: Summary of Public Comments

K. Afzal/C. McCarthy

4:15 pm