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Home / May 16, 2024


REVISED: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 4:19PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

*B. Approval of Minutes

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Subdivision Plat No. 220240950 PSTA
CR zone; 17 lots; located southeast of the intersection of Medical Center Drive and Blackwell Road; Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

Dunkin’ – Muncaster Road, Site Plan Amendment No. 820230060: Regulatory Review Extension Request No. 3

Request to extend the regulatory review period until September 12, 2024. Application for a drive-thru facility for a new restaurant in an existing commercial building; 17700 Muncaster Road, Derwood; 0.31 acres; CRT-0.75 C-0.75 R-0.25 H-45; 2004 Upper Rock Creek Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the extension request

P. Estes

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

A. Planning Director’s Report

B. Briefing: The Asian and Pacific Islander Population in Montgomery County Profile (

B. L. Savonis/J. Lee

Item 5

Attainable Housing Strategies Work Session #9

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: Seek guidance from the Planning Board

Item 5 – Attachment A – DRAFT Attainable Housing Strategies Report with markup from the previous Planning Board

Item 5 – Attachment B – AHS Comment Matrix

Item 5 – Additional Correspondence

L. Govoni/B. Berbert

Item 6

Ellsworth Place, Sketch Plan #320240060 (Formerly City Place) (Public Hearing)

Request for up to 825,056 total square feet of density for a mixed-use development consisting of up to 425,593 square feet of residential uses (proposed) and 399,462 square feet of non-residential density (existing and built) with 15 percent MPDUs. Zoned CR-8.0 C-8.0 R-8.0 H-300, 2.48 acres; located at 8661 Colesville Road; 2022 Downtown Silver Spring and Adjacent Communities Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 6 – Attachment A: Sketch Plan

Item 6 – Attachment B: Prior Approvals

Item 6 – Attachment C: Planning Board Sector Plan Interpretation Policy

Item 6 – Attachment D: Affidavit Regarding Community Meeting and Meeting Minutes

Item 6 – Attachment E: Annotated Public Open Space Exhibit 

Item 6 – Additional Correspondence


T. Gatling

11:55 am


1:00 pm


Item 7

Eastern Silver Spring Communities Plan Existing Conditions and Scope of Work (Public Testimony Accepted)

Staff will brief the Planning Board on the key takeaways from staff’s existing conditions analysis of the Study Area and community engagement efforts so far. Staff will also propose a Scope of Work for the plan, including a proposed Plan Boundary.
Staff recommendation: Approve the Scope of Work for the Eastern Silver Spring Communities Plan

Item 7 – Attachment 1 – Eastern Silver Spring Communities Existing Conditions Report

Item 7 – Attachment 2 – Eastern Silver Spring Communities Community Engagement Summary to Date

Item 7 – Attachment 3 – Eastern Silver Spring Communities Boundary Explainer

Item 7 – Plan de Comunidades de Eastern Silver Spring: Condiciones Existentes y Alcance Del Trabajo

Item 7 – Anexo 1: Informe de condiciones existentes de las comunidades de Eastern Silver Spring.

Item 7 – Anexo 2: Resumen del compromiso con la comunidad de las comunidades de Eastern Silver Spring hasta la fecha.

Item 7 – Additional Correspondence


L. Stamm

Item 8

Complete Streets Design Guide – Version 1.2

Staff will provide an overview of the Complete Streets Design Guide, Version 1.2, which includes modifications to conform to recently approved county law (Bills 24-22 and 34-22) and other changes.
Staff Recommendation: Approve the Complete Streets Design Guide, Version 1.2

Item 8 – Attachment 1 – Montgomery County Complete Streets Design Guide v1.2

S. Aldrich

Item 9


Briefing on Recent Research on Economic and Income Trends in Montgomery County

Staff Recommendation: Brief the Planning Board

B. Kraft

4:30 pm