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REVISED: Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 1:09PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. Edgemoor Subdivision Plan No. 620230060 MCPB NO. 23-071

2. North Bethesda Market II Preliminary Plan 12012004B – MCPB No. 23-074

3. North Bethesda Market II Site Plan 82012004B – MCPB No. 23-075

4. North Bethesda Market II Forest Conservation Plan F20230170 – MCPB No. 23-076

5. MHP Nebel Street Site Plan 82022015A – MCB No. 23-080

6. Staging Allocation Request No. 28200 Site Plan 820220150 – MCPB No. 23-088

7. Rock Creek Village Shopping Center Site Plan No. 82020019A – MCPB No. 23-079

*B. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of July 6, 2023

*C. Other Preliminary Matters


Corrected Resolution for Sandy Spring Museum, Preliminary Plan No. 11996032B, MCPB No. 23-043 and Sandy Spring Museum, Site Plan No. 81996010B, MCPB No. 23-044

Request for minor corrections to the resolutions for Sandy Spring Museum, Preliminary Plan No. 11996032B, MCPB No. 23-043 and Sandy Spring Museum, Site Plan No. 81996010B, MCPB No. 23-044.; located at the northeast corner of Olney Sandy Spring Road and Bentley Road; 7.24 acres; RC zone; 2015 Sandy Spring Rural Village Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Corrected Resolutions

A. Duprey/J. Casey


Appointments to MNCPPC Audit Committee, Employment Retirement Systems Board of Trustees, and Post-Retirement Insurance Benefits Program Board of Trustees (Section 115 Trust)

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Subdivision Plat No. 220220210, The Flats at Knowles Station

CRT zone; 1 lot; located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Knowles Avenue (MD 547) and Summit Avenue; Kensington Sector Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Subdivision Plat No 220230900, Plainfield Orchards

1 lot; RE-2 zone; located on the east side of Batchellors Forest Road, 900 feet north of Norbeck Farm Drive; Olney Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Subdivision Plat No. 220230910, Pine Crest

R-60 zone; 1 lot; located on the east side of Westmoreland Avenue, 150 feet south of 2nd Avenue; Takoma Park Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

HBKY Metmiq Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church; Preliminary Plan No. 120230080 – Regulatory Extension Request No. 1

Request to extend the regulatory review period for three months until October 20, 2023: Application to consolidate four parcels and a driveway into one lot for the construction of a primary church building and surface parking; located at 4115 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville; RE-1 Zone; 43,560 sf; 2005 Olney Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the extension request

A. Duprey

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

Parks Director’s Report


Item 11


Appointment of Jimmy Lakey to the Ashton Village Center Implementation Advisory Committee

Staff Recommendation: Appoint Mr. Lakey to the AVCIAC

J. Pratt

Item 5

8008 Wisconsin Avenue – Preliminary Plan No. 12016005A (Public Hearing)

Request for a two-year extension of the validity period for the Preliminary Plan; originally approved in 2016 for 106 muti-family dwelling units and 5,793 square feet of non-residential uses. The extension will allow a contract purchaser additional time to meet prerequisites for platting and construction of the approved development program.

Staff Recommendation: Approval and adoption of the resolution

Item 5 : Attachment 1 – Applicant SOJ

Item 5: Attachment 2 – Planning Board Resolution

Item 5: Additional Correspondence 

A. Bossi

Item 6

The Diener School, Preliminary Plan No. 120230040 (Public Hearing)

Preliminary Plan No. 120230040, Request to subdivide part of two parcels to create one lot of 106,616 square feet to support the conversion of an existing office building to a school use for up to 120 students and 57 Staff members. Located at 9312 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, approximately 550ft N of Alta Vista Road, within the 1990 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions and Adoption of the Resolution

Item 6: Attachment A – Preliminary Plan

Item 6: Attachment B – Conditional Use-Hearing Examiner’s Report and Decision

Item 6: Attachment C – Agency Letters

Item 6: Attachment D – Forest Conservation Plan 

Item 6: Attachment E – Variance Request

T. Gatling

Item 7

2023 Travel Monitoring Report

The 2020 Growth and Infrastructure Policy (GIP) recommended the biennial TMR serve as “a key travel monitoring element of the County Growth Policy.” The GIP goes on to describe that the TMR’s purpose is to “inform residents and public officials of how the transportation system is changing, evolving, and performing within the county.” The 2023 TMR continues the legacy of monitoring transportation performance and usage throughout the County.
Staff Recommendation: Brief the Planning Board and transmit report to Montgomery County Council

Item 7: Attachment A – 2023 Travel Monitoring Report

R. Provost

Item 9

Local Housing Targets Project

In the face of a housing production shortage that has been growing since the Great Recession, the County Council in 2019 adopted a countywide housing target for 2030. Now, the County Council is seeking to refine the effort to identify local housing targets for smaller geographic areas in the county. Montgomery Planning will develop, with Planning Board, County Council and community input, new unit and affordable housing targets for 22 Planning Areas. Planning staff will brief the Planning Board on the project.

Staff Recommendation: Brief the Planning Board
L. Govoni

Item 8

Crabbs Branch Way Extension and Washington Grove Connector Trail – Study Update

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation on the Crabbs Branch Way Extension roadway and the design of the Washington Grove Connector trail

Item 8: Attachment A – May 13, 2021 Planning Board Comment Letter

Item 8: Attachment B – April 29, 2021 Staff Report

Item 8: Attachment C – Washington Grove Connector and Crabbs Branch Way Extension – Facility Planning Phase 1 Report

Item 8: Additional Correspondence

Item 8: Letter from the Town of Washington Grove

S. Aldrich

Item 10

Commercial Residential (CR) Zones

Briefing to the Planning Board on the Commercial Residential zones.

R. Kronenberg

2:55 pm