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REVISED: Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 9:53AM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. Portuguese Community Ctr (Associacao Cultural de Lingua Portuguessa) FCP No. F20230110 MCPB No, 23-069

2. Kings Crossing Preliminary Plan 120220020 MCPB No. 23-070

3. Community Housing Initiative (Overhill Sr. Housing) MCPB No. 23-089

*B. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of June 22, 2023

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Subdivision Plat No. 220220900, Darnestown Knolls
RE-2 zone (Rural Village Overlay); 3 lots; located on the east side of Seneca Road (MD 112), 750 feet south of Darnestown Road (MD 28); Potomac Subregion 2002 Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval

Subdivision Plat No. 220230670 & 220230680, Rock Spring Park
CRF zone; 2 lots; located immediately south of the intersection of Rockledge Drive and Fernwood Road; Rock Spring Sector Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval

Subdivision Plat No. 220230720, Ellsworth Park Subdivision
R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the east side of Colesville Road (US 29), 500 feet north of Spring Street; Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

Chevy Chase Section 5 Administrative Subdivision Plan No. 620230080, Extension Request #1

First request to extend the review period from July 18, 2023 through January 18, 2024 to create one (1) lot for one single-family detached dwelling; R-60 Zone; 0.49 acres; located at the terminus of Windsor Place, approximately 550 feet east of its intersection with Brookville Road; 1990 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Extension

Item 3 – Attachment 

A. Bossi

Bradley Hills Grove Section 2, Preliminary Plan 120230090, Extension Request #1

Request to extend review period, from August 15, 2023, to February 15, 2024, for a Preliminary Plan application to create four lots for residential use in the R-90 zone; On Meadowlark Lane, 475 feet southeast of Burning Tree Road; 2.26 acres; 1990 Bethesda Chevy-Chase Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Extension

Item 3 – Attachment 

T. Gatling

National Park Seminary, Preliminary Plan 12005054A, Site Plan 820200050 & Forest Conservation Plan 82005024H, Extension Request # 1

First request to extend the review period, from August 3, 2023 to February 29, 2023 2024, to resolve various site design items and make the final submission, for three applications to revise the layout of the proposed townhouses, condominium building, parking, and address associated impacts to forest retention areas.
Staff recommendation: Approval of Extension

M. Fuster

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

Planning Director’s Report

Item 4 – Attachment – Letter of Intent


Item 5

Edgemoor, Administrative Subdivision No. 620230060 (Public Hearing)

Request to create two lots for one single-family dwelling unit on each lot; R-60 zone, 0.96-acres; Located at 7611 Fairfax Road in Bethesda, approximately 100ft S of Wilson Lane; 1990 Bethesda Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 5 – Attachment A – Administrative Subdivision Plan

Item 5 – Attachment B – Agency Letters

Item 5 – Attachment C – Forest Conservation Plan

Item 5 – Attachment D – Variance Request

Item 5 – Attachment E – County Arborist’s Letter

Item 5 – Attachment F – Community Correspondence


T. Gatling

Item 6

Friendship Heights Urban Design Study Briefing

Staff will present the proposed scope of work for the Friendship Heights Urban Design Study.

A. Margolies

Item 7

Federal Plaza West (Public Hearing)

The Applications propose to redevelop a surface parking lot and vacant commercial development into a mixed-use development with up to 500 residential units and 108,965 square feet of commercial development; On approximately 6.52 acres zoned CRT-2.25 C-0.75 R-1.5 H-75; Within the 2018 White Flint 2 Sector Plan area.
A. Sketch Plan No. 320220100
B. Preliminary Plan No. 120220140


A. Lindsey

Item 8

North Bethesda Market II: Preliminary Plan Amendment 12012006C, Site Plan Amendment 82012004B and Forest Conservation Plan F20230170 (Public Hearing)

A. Preliminary Plan Amendment 12012006C
B. Site Plan Amendment 82012004B
C. Forest Conservation Plan F20230170
CR-4.0, C-3.5, R-3.5, H-300 and CR-3.0, C-1.5, R-2.5, H-150’ ; 4.41 acres; located at the southeast corner of Woodglen Drive and Nicholson Lane; 2010 White Flint Sector Plan.

A. Preliminary Plan Amendment 12012006C: Request to extend the preliminary plan validity period by two years and modify conditions to facilitate demolition of existing buildings prior to recordation of plats.

B. Site Plan Amendment 82012004B: Request to develop two buildings: one building will contain up to 280 dwelling units and one building will contain up to 7,500 square feet of commercial uses.

C. Forest Conservation Plan F20230170: Final Forest Conservation Plan satisfying the requirements of Chapter 22A of the Montgomery County Forest Conservation Law (“FCL”). The total net tract area for forest conservation purposes is 4.41 acres and classified as Mixed-Use Development (“MDP”) as defined in Section 22A-3 of the FCL and specified in the Trees Technical Manual. The Site does not contain any forest. However, there is a 0.66-acre afforestation requirement as calculated in the Forest Conservation Worksheet, as determined by the property size and 15% afforestation threshold. The afforestation requirement will be met off-site in a forest bank or by payment of fee-in-lieu

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

P. Smith

12:10 pm


1:10 pm


Item 9

MHP – Nebel Street Applicant: Montgomery Housing Partnership, Site Plan No. 82022015A (Public Hearing)

Request to amend conditions of approval to relocate overhead utilities across the street instead of underground along the site frontage; reduce the total vehicular parking count by three (3) spaces, and revise the architecture to correspond to proposed parking changes; The project was previously approved with up to 165 dwelling units, including 25% MPDUs and associated public benefits on an environmentally constrained parcel; Located on Nebel Street at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road, east of Rockville Pike (MD 355); 2.66 acres of land in the C-3.0 C-1.5 R-2.5 H-200 and C-4.0 C-2.0 R-3.5 H-250 Zones; within the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan area.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

T. Graham

Item 10

Staging Allocation Request No. 28200 for MHP Nebel Street, Site Plan No. 820220150 (Public Hearing)

Staging Allocation Request for 163 residential units. CR 3.0 C-1.5 R-2.5 H-200 and CR-4 C-2.0 R-3.5 H-250; located at the northeast and northwest intersection of Nebel Street and Old Georgetown Road in the North Bethesda (White Flint) Sector Plan area.
Staff Recommendation: Approval

N. Yearwood/M. Folden

Item 11

Annexation petition from the City of Gaithersburg, (ANX-9510-2023), for the properties located at 16531 South Frederick Road (MD 355), 8939 North Westland Drive and 8941 North Westland Drive to be annexed into the City of Gaithersburg. (Public Hearing)

Staff Recommendation: Transmit comments to the City of Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council and the Montgomery County Council.

N. Yearwood/M. Folden

Item 12

Rock Creek Village Shopping Center 82020019A (Public Hearing)

Site Plan: Request to replace an existing drive-thru bank with a drive-thru restaurant; Update the exterior façade to the restaurant’s franchise design and theme. Replace three drive-thru lanes with one lane for the proposed drive-thru service window. Located on Norbeck Road approximately 190 feet West of Bauer Drive; zoned NR 0.75 H-45’; 1994 Aspen Hill Master Plan area.
Staff recommendation: Approval with Conditions


T. Leftwich

Item 13

Kingsview Station  (Public Hearing)

A. Preliminary Plan No. 120210210
Create sixty-one (61) lots for Townhouses including 12.5% MPDUs, and two (2) lots for Retail/Service Establishments for up to 12,000 sq. ft. of total commercial space; located in the southeastern quadrant of the intersection of Clopper Road/MD 117 and Germantown Road/MD 118; 9.94 acres; CRNF-1.0, C-0.25, R-0.75, H-55 zone; 1989 Approved and Adopted Germantown Master Plan.

B. Site Plan No. 820210130
Construct sixty-one (61) Townhouses including 12.5% MPDUs: located in the southeastern quadrant of the intersection of Clopper Road/MD 117 and Germantown Road/MD 118; 7.45 acres; CRNF-1.0, C-0.25, R-0.75, H-55 zone; 1989 Approved and Adopted Germantown Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

Item 13 – Attachments

J. Server/R. Sigworth

Item 14

Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 23-05, Vehicle Parking Design Standards – Commercial Vehicle Parking for Properties with a Residential Use (Public Hearing)

ZTA 23-05 modifies the use standards for Commercial Vehicle Parking for Properties with a Residential Use in the R-200, R-90, R-60 and R-40 zones to allow for up to two light commercial vehicles to be parked on any lot or parcel
Staff Recommendation: Transmit comments to the District Council in support of ZTA 23-05

B. Berbert

4:15 pm