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REVISED: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:50PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. Saddle Ridge, Administrative Subdivision No. 620240040 – MCPB No. 24-052

2. Saddle Ridge, Final Forest Conservation Plan No. F20240100 – MCPB No. 24-053

*B. Approval of Minutes

Minutes for May 30, 2024

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Subdivision Plat No. 220210830, Garrett Park – Academy of the Holy Cross
CRNF and R-60 zones; 3 parcels; located on the south side of Strathmore Avenue (MD 547), 250 feet east of Orleans Way; North Bethesda – Garrett Park Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Subdivision Plat No. 220221060, 220221070, 220230330 & 220230350, Bloom Montgomery Village
TLD zone; 42 lots, 9 parcels; located on the west side of Montgomery Village Avenue, opposite Stewartown Road; Montgomery Village Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

Item 4

2024 Growth and Infrastructure Policy Update – Work Session #3 (Transportation and Impact Taxes)

Work session to continue discussing the recommendations for the Transportation Element of the 2024 Growth and Infrastructure Policy update and Impact Tax recommendations. The Planning Board must transmit the draft 2024-2028 Growth and Infrastructure Policy (GIP) to the County Council by August 1, 2024. Council will adopt an updated policy by November 15, 2024.
Staff recommendation: Provide policy direction to Planning Department Staff

Item 4 – Attachment A: 2024 Growth and Infrastructure Policy Update – Public Hearing Draft

Item 4 – Attachment B: 2024 Growth and Infrastructure Policy Update – Appendices

Item 4 – Attachment C: GIP Work Session #1: Schools Element (May 30, 2024) Staff Report

Item 4 – Attachment D: GIP Work Session #2: Transportation Element (June 6, 2024) Staff Report

Item 4 – Attachment E: Current Impact Tax Rates 

Item 4 – Attachment F: Testimony and Comment Response Matrix

Item 4 – Additional Correspondence

D. Buckley/L. Govoni

Item 5

Incentive Zoning Update Study – Working Session #2

Staff will provide the Planning Board with a summary of draft recommendations to update to the Public Benefits Point System for Commercial Residential and Employment Zones. Staff will share recommendations related to public benefit requirements for the applicable zones, the overall structure of the policy and specific public benefits.

Item 5 – Attachment A

Item 5 – Attachment B

Item 5 – Additional Correspondence

A. Sharma

1:00 pm


2:00 pm


Item 6

Roundtable Discussion

Planning Director’s Report


Item 7

Attainable Housing Strategies Work Session #11

In 2021, the County Council requested the Planning Board consider and recommend “zoning reforms that would allow greater opportunities for Missing Middle housing in Montgomery County.” Attainable Housing Strategies is the resulting effort, through which a prior Planning Board prepared recommendations to allow the development of more diverse types of housing, including Missing Middle Housing, in Montgomery County.
Staff Recommendation: Request approval and transmit to the County Council

Item 7 –  Attachment A: Final Draft Attainable Housing Report – Track Changes

Item 7 – Attachment B:  AHS Recommendations Matrix

Item 7 – Attachment C:  AHS Comment Matrix

Item 7 – Additional Correspondence

L. Govoni/B. Berbert

4:20 pm


4:50 pm


Item 8

Calverton: Administrative Subdivision Plan No. 620230140 and Forest Conservation Plan No. F20240010 (Public Hearing)

Application to create a three-lot subdivision for three single-family detached units; located at 3100 Fairland Road; 0.97 acres; R-90 2 zone, 1997 Fairland Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 8 – Additional Correspondence

P. Estes

Item 9


Bethesda Downtown Plan Minor Master Plan Amendment Scope of Work

Staff will brief the Planning Board on the key takeaways from community engagement efforts and propose a Scope of Work for the plan, including a proposed Plan Boundary.
Staff recommendation: Approve the Scope of Work for the Bethesda Downtown Plan Minor Master Plan Amendment

E. Hisel-McCoy

Item 10

Permanent Operating Hours and Extents for Beach Drive – Work Session and Action

Drive Open Parkways. Staff will provide a briefing on permanent operating hours and extents for Beach Drive Open Parkways
Staff Recommendation: APPROVE the permanent operating hours and extents of the Beach Drive Open
Parkway from Friday at 9:00 AM through Sunday at 4:00 PM Standard Time / 6:00 PM Daylight Savings Time from Knowles Avenue (MD 547) to Cedar Lane.

Item 10 – Attachment: Open Parkway Beach Drive Draft Traffic Study

Item 10 – Attachment: Public Comments Received Through Survey

Item 10 – Additional Correspondence

A. Tsai

6:05 pm



Planning Board Seeks Public Comments on Four
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, June 27, 2024. The applicants 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 Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 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


Kirsten & Brett Quigley

9736 The Corral Dr., Potomac

Potomac Subregion


Brian Yong

16406 Batson Rd. Spencerville



PUFNZ Revocable Living Trust

8300 Kingsgate Rd., Potomac

Potomac Subregion


Joseph & Lynda Levine

5 Cleveland Ct., Rockville

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 Jamey Pratt at 301-495-4588 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, Artie Harris
Montgomery County Planning Board
2425 Reedie Drive 14th Floor
Wheaton, MD 20902