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REVISED: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 3:57PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

Jerome Freibaum Lot 4, Administrative Subdivision No.62010080 – MCPB No. 23-038

*B. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of March 30, April 13 and April 20, 2023

Closed Session Minutes for March 30, 2023

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

Request for Reconsideration Filed by Robert S. Wallach, Penny Dash, and Neil Goldstein of 4824 Edgemoor, Site Plan Amendment No. 82021004A (Resolution Date: April 11, 2023; Hearing Date: March 9, 2023)

Request for Reconsideration Filed by Al Carr, on behalf of the Sierra Club Montgomery County, and Denisse Guitarra of Preston Place, Preliminary Plan No. 120220130 and Site Plan No. 820220180 (Resolution Date: April 10, 2023; Hearing Date: March 9, 2023)

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Subdivision Plat No. 220210840, 220210850, 220210860, 220210870, 220210880, Amalyn Bethesda
R-90 zone; 114 lots, 20 parcels; located immediately north of the Capital Beltway (I-495) at the western terminus of Renita Lane; North Bethesda – Garrett Park Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

BF Gilberts Subdivision of Takoma Park, Administrative Subdivision No. 620210160, Extension Request #3

Third extension request to extend the review period from May 7, 2023 to October 26, 2023; R-60 zone, 0.60-acres, within the 2000 Takoma Park Plan; Request to create two lots for one single-family dwelling unit on each lot. Located at 37 Oswego Avenue in the City of Takoma Park, approximately 437ft S of Ritchie Avenue.
Staff recommendation: Approval of the Extension Request

Item 3 – Attachment 

T. Gatling

Federal Plaza West, Regulatory Extension Request No. 4

Request to extend the regulatory review period from April 27, 2023 to June 22, 2023; 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-150; Within the 2018 White Flint 2 Sector Plan area.
A. Sketch Plan No. 320220100
B. Preliminary Plan No. 120220140

A. Lindsey

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

Planning Director’s Report


Item 5

Budget Transfer Request FY23 Operating Budget – Montgomery Parks

Staff Recommendation: Approve Transfer Request

N. Steen

Item 6


Briefing on the Board-approved 2022 Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan

Staff Recommendation: Receive briefing in advance of the Forest Conservation Plan hearing that follows, to better understand the park, and the goals and recommendations of the park master plan.

C. Kines

Item 7


Wheaton Regional Park, Forest Conservation Plan No. F20230090 (Public Hearing)

Request to create a Forest Conservation Plan over Wheaton Regional Park to allow the for implementation of the Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan; On approximately 538.66 acres zoned R-90; Within the 1990 Master Plan for Kensington-Wheaton and 2001 Kemp Mill Master Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

A. Lindsey

Item 8


Diener School, Conditional Use and Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan No. CU-23-06 (Public Hearing)

A. Conditional Use No. CU-23-06 – Request for Conditional Use approval to allow conversion of an existing office building to a private educational institution in Phase 1, with a building addition for a gymnasium in Phase 2, for up to 120 students and 57 Staff members. R-60 Zone, 2.52-acres, located at 9312 Old Georgetown Road, approximately 550ft N of Alta Vista Road, within the 1990 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan

B. Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan No. CU-23-06 – Request for approval of a Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan associated to impact and remove specimen trees and satisfy afforestation/reforestation requirements associated with a conditional use application CU-23-06. R-60 Zone, 2.52-acres, located at 9312 Old Georgetown Road, approximately 550ft N of Alta Vista Road, within the 1990 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan

Staff Recommendation: Transmit Conditional Use comments to the Hearing Examiner and Approval with Conditions of the Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan

Item 8: Attachment A – Diener School Site Plan

Item 8: Attachment B – Diener School TMP

Item 8: Attachment C – Forest Conservation Plan

Item 8: Attachment D – Variance Request

T. Gatling

11:55 am


1:00 pm


Item 10

Grand Park Development Site Plan No. 82022004A (Public Hearing)

Request to reduce the approved residential square footage for Phase 1 (Building 3) from 285,000 square feet to 276,500 square feet and retain 16,000 square feet of commercial density for a total of 292,500 square feet. The project will maintain all plan and design requirements established in Site Plan No. 820220040; located on Southeast quadrant of the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard; on 2.14 acres of land zoned CR 4, C 2.0, R 3.5, H 250; within 2010 White Flint Sector Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

T. Leftwich

Item 11

Shady Grove Station Preliminary Plan No. 12012008G & Shady Grove Station West Side Site Plan No. 82013022H (Public Hearing)

Request to modify Block R and a portion of Block T by substituting previously approved but unbuilt 24 foot wide townhouses with 20 foot wide townhouses. This Amendment increases the overall approval by 5 townhouse units. There are no changes to the internal lot lines within the boundaries of existing blocks, no changes to block design, right-of-way widths, or alignment are proposed; located on North of Shady Grove Metro Station, south of Shady Grove Road and west of Crabbs Branch Way; on 44.82 acres of land zoned CRT-1.0 C-0.25 R-0.75 H-90T (TDR 0.89 Overlay) and CRT-0.75 C-0.25 R-0.5 H-60T (TDR Overlay 0.6); within the 2006 Shady Grove Sector Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions


T. Leftwich

Item 12

Great Seneca Plan: Connecting Life and Science – Community Engagement Report

Staff Recommendation: Receive a briefing on the community engagement efforts conducted for the Great Seneca Plan, feedback received to date, and next steps for outreach and engagement.

J. McVary

Item 13

ZTA 23-03 Bethesda Overlay Zone – Extensions (Public Hearing)

This ZTA would grant a one-time, one-year extension to existing deadlines for filing for a building permit within the Bethesda Overlay Zone (BOZ).
Staff Recommendation: Transmit comments to the District Council in support of ZTA 23-03

(Council Public Hearing date of 5/16/2023)

B. Berbert

Item 14

Amherst Avenue Separated Bike Lanes Mandatory Referrals (Public Hearing)

Staff Recommendation: Approval and transmit comments to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Item 14: Attachment A: Alternatives Analysis Transmittal Letter

Item 14: Attachment B: Concept Drawings and Cross-Sections

Item 14: Attachment C: Mandatory Referral Engineering Drawings

Item 14: Attachment D: Protected Intersection Design Checklist

Item 14: Attachment E: Written Testimony


E. Glazier

Item 15

Clarksburg Chase, Pre-Preliminary Plan No. 720230020 (Public Hearing)

Application for 101 dwelling units (49 single-family units and 52 townhouses); Located at 22600 Clarksburg Road, Northwest quadrant of the intersection of Gosnell Farm Drive and Clarksburg Road; 136.18 acres, RNC zone and Clarksburg West Environmental Overlay zone, 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan & Hyattstown Special Study Area and the 2014 Ten Mile Creek Area Limited Amendment.

The Applicant is requesting binding advise from the Planning Board, regarding 1) Layout and mix of unit type, 2) Access and Circulation and 3) Impervious Calculations.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

J. Casey

4:15 pm


6:00 pm


Item 9

Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan Public Hearing

Staff Recommendation: Public Hearing to receive testimony on the Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan.

Item 9: Attachment A- Fairland and Brigg Chaney Master Plan Public Hearing Draft

Item 9: Attachment B – Written Testimony as of  May 2, 2023

Item 9: Attachment C – Public Record Items


M. Jackson/C. Larson