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REVISED: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 5:58PM
11:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. Preston Place Preliminary Plan No. 120220130 MCPB No. 23-016

2. Preston Place Site Plan No. 820220180 – MCPB No. 23-017

3.  4824 Edgemoor Preliminary Plan 12020007A MCPB No. 23-021

4. 4824 Edgemoor Site Plan 82021004A MCPB No. 23-022

*B. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of March 9 and March 16, 2023

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

1. HB 1012 – Labor and Employment – Workers’ Compensation Claims – Fees for Legal Services

D. Borden

2. HB 819 – MC Off Street Parking

D. Borden

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

Montgomery County Medical Center Sketch Plan No.320230010 and Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 11986115D Extension Request No. 1

Request to extend the regulatory review period for the Sketch Plan and Preliminary Plan Amendment for 6 months, from March 2, 2023 to September 7, 2023; The Application proposes to resubdivide the Property into 4 lots and three parcels; develop approximately 380,000 square feet of research and development uses; and construct a new structured parking garage; on approximately 40.71 acres of land zoned LSC-1.5 H-150T; located on Southeast quadrant intersection of Key West and Broschart Road; within the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan.

Staff recommendation: Approval of the Extension Request

T. Leftwich


Hillcrest Property, Preliminary Plan No. 120230010, Regulatory Review Extension Request No. 3

Request to extend the regulatory review period for one month until April 30, 2023; Application to consolidate two parcels (P829 and P846) into one (1) lot for the construction of a 11,058 square foot medical office building ; located at 18201 Hillcrest Ave in Olney; 0.59 acres; CRT 2.0 C-1.0 R-1.0 H-70 zone; 2005 Olney Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the Extension Request

Item 3 – Attachment 

A. Duprey

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

Planning Director’s Report

Item 12


Briefing: County Executive’s Recommended Biennial FY23-28 Capital Improvements Program and FY24 Capital Budget for the Department of Parks

Staff Recommendation: Transmit response to County Executive request for an additional affordability reduction to the Biennial FY23-28 CIP to the County Council. and County Executive

R. Peele

Item 5

FY24 Operating Budget Discussion on the County Executive Recommendation – Overview

J. Kroll

Item 6

7340 Wisconsin Avenue, Sketch Plan Amendment No. 32020001A, Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 11994080C, and Site Plan No. 820230010 (Continued Public Hearing)

A. Sketch Plan No. 32020001A – Request to amend previous approved uses senior living and commercial to multi-family residential and commercial, to redistribute density between uses, to revise the public benefit schedule, and to revise plans to reflect an updated design; located at the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Hampden Lane and Wisconsin Avenue; zoned CR-5.0 C-5.0 R-4.75 H-250 and Bethesda Overlay Zone; 2017 Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan.

B. Preliminary Plan No. 11994080C – Request to amend the previous approval to allow for a maximum of 315,500 square feet of development density, to include 306,849 square feet of multi-family residential density use, consisting of no more than 308 multi-family dwelling units, and including up to 8,651 square feet of commercial use and Live/Work Units; located at the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Hampden Lane and Wisconsin Avenue; zoned CR-5.0 C-5.0 R-4.75 H-250 and Bethesda Overlay Zone; 2017 Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan.

C. Site Plan No. 820230010- Request to develop a 250-foot tall, 315,500 square-foot mixed-use building comprised of 306,849 square feet of residential uses for a maximum of 308 units with 15 percent MPDUs, and 8,651 square feet of commercial uses, with 142,475 square feet of Bethesda Overlay Zone (BOZ) density and associated PIP payment. located at the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Hampden Lane and Wisconsin Avenue; zoned CR-5.0 C-5.0 R-4.75 H-250 and Bethesda Overlay Zone; 2017 Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan.

Staff recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 6 – Attachment 

A. Bossi/G. Bogdan

Item 8

Seneca Place, Site Plan Amendment No. 81982008A (Public Hearing)

Request to construct a 1,980 sq. ft. maintenance building as an accessory use to support the needs of the existing residential community; west of the intersection of Wisteria Drive and Great Seneca Highway (MD 119); 0.24 acres (amendment area); CR-1.0, C-0.25, R-0.75, H-90 (reviewed under the RMX-1 standards); 2019 MARC Rail Communities Section Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

R. Sigworth

Item 9

Rental Housing Bills

Staff will brief the Planning Board on two rental housing bills.

A. Bill 15-23, Landlord-Tenant Relations – Anti Rent Gouging Protections would prevent rent-gouging in the County. In general, annual rent increases in excess of the sum of local annual CPI-U plus 8 percent would be prohibited.

B. Bill 16-23, Landlord-Tenant Relations – Rent Stabilization (The HOME Act) would generally prohibit a landlord of a rental dwelling unit from increasing a tenant’s rent more than the maximum allowed. Under Bill 16-23, the maximum allowance for a rent increase is up to 3% or the rental component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) percentage, whichever is lower.

Staff Recommendation: Brief the Planning Board and transmit comments to the County Council for the public hearing on 3/28/23

L. Govoni

Item 10

Montgomery County Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan Proposed Category Map Amendments – County Executive’s AD 2023-2 Administrative Amendment Group – Four Water/Sewer Service Category Change requests.

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Executive

K. Nelson

Item 11

Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan Working Draft Presentation

Staff Recommendation: Approve the Working Draft of the Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan as the Public Hearing Draft and schedule the Public Hearing date.

Item 11 – Attachment 

M. Jackson/C. Larson

5:00 pm


6:00 pm


Item 7

Pedestrian Master Plan Public Hearing

Staff Recommendation: Listen to public testimony about the Pedestrian Master Plan

Item 7: Attachment A – Pedestrian Master Plan Public Hearing

Item 7: Attachment B – Pedestrian Master Plan Public Hearing Draft Appendices

Item 7: Attachment C –  Correspondence



E. Glazier



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 March 23, 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 April 5, 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


Zoor, LLC

9000 Block of Woodfield Road, Parcel 568



Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

14600 Schaeffer Road and 17730 Burdette Lane

Agricultural and Rural Open Space


Florence Richman

8901 Falls Road

Potomac Subregion


Dallen Russell and Katiana Cokinos

11010 Rock Run 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