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Home / January 12, 2023


REVISED: Monday, January 9, 2023 - 12:04PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

White Oak Self Storage Forest Conservation Plan H-147 – MCPB No. 23-001

*B. Approval of Minutes

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

Planning Director’s Report


Item 6

Thrive Montgomery 2050—Briefing


K. Afzal/C McCarthy


Item 5

Silver Spring Urban Design presentation by U. Maryland Graduate Studio

Following three futuristic visons for the Silver Spring Metro Center by three nationally recognized architectural firms for the Makeover Montgomery V conference in September 2022, the Graduate Urban Design Studio at the University of Maryland followed up with an academic study and urban design for Downtown Silver Spring featuring grand boulevards, focused civic spaces and great streets in the recently completed fall semester. Professor Matthew Bell, FAIA and Principal at Perkins Eastman – DC, will discuss the need for a high quality public realm in all of our cities and he will present his student’s work and visions for Silver Spring.

P. Mortensen

Item 7

ZTA 22-11 Technical Corrections (Public Hearing)

ZTA 22-11 changes the voting requirements for map amendments and zoning text amendments in response to the change in the number of council members from 9 to 11, and makes other technical corrections to the Zoning Ordinance.
Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council.

(Action required for County Council public hearing on 01/17/2023)

B. Berbert

Item 8

ZTA 22-12 Overlay Zones – Clarksburg East and West Environmental Overlay – Exemptions (Public Hearing)

ZTA 22-12 clarifies that any master-planned bikeway or bicycle facility located in the Clarksburg East or Clarksburg West Environmental Overlay Zone is exempt from the impervious surface restrictions of private development.
Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council.
(Action required for County Council public hearing on 01/17/2023)


B. Berbert


12:25 pm


1:30 pm


Item 9


Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan – Approval of Design Guidelines

Staff will present the final SSDAC Plan Design Guidelines for approval by the Planning Board.
Staff recommendation: Approval

A. Margolies

Item 10

Briefing: Overview of the MPDU program and 15% Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Requirement Designation

Per the requirements of Chapter 25A, the Planning Board must annually designate Planning Areas in which at least 45 percent of the United States Census Tracts have a median household income of at least 150 percent of the County-wide median household income as having a MPDU requirement of 15%. Planning staff will brief the Planning Board on the 2023 update.

Planning staff will also provide an overview of the MPDU program

L. Govoni

Item 11

Briefing on the Current Growth and Infrastructure Policy – Schools

Briefing on the schools element of the 2020 Growth and Infrastructure Policy

H. Baek

3:15 pm



Planning Board Seeks Public Comments on Three
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 January 26, 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 February 7, 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


Ana Ayala and Anmer Fuentes

24525 Woodfield Road



William and Annie Reyes

10712 Alloway Drive

Potomac Subregion


Eugene Imbro and Susan Huddy

13110 Cleveland Drive

Potomac Subregion

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 Katherine Nelson at 301-495-4622 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:
Chair, Jeffrey Zyontz
Montgomery County Planning Board
2425 Reedie Drive 14th Floor
Wheaton, MD 20902