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REVISED: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 2:28PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. The Avondale Site Plan 820210140 – MCPB No. 21-108

2. Woodin Elementary Forest Conservation Plan MR2021029 – MCPB No. 21-109

3. Adventist Healthcare Preliminary Plan 12011016A – MCPB No. 21-117

4. Adventist Healthcare Site Plan 81999024I – MCPB No. 21-118

5. Linthicum West Preliminary Plan 12005003A – MCPB No. 21-111

*B. Record Plats

Subdivision Plat No. 220200700, Longwood
R-200 zone; 2 lots; located on the north side of Longwood Drive, 350 feet east of the intersection of Brooke Drive; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

*C. Other Consent Items

Milestone Center Walmart, Site Plan Amendment No. 81994029F

Request to expand the existing Walmart building by approximately 1,964 2,000 square feet to accommodate pick-up for online grocery orders, relocate the pallet and bale storage area, and minor parking lot and landscape revisions; 20910 Frederick Road, Germantown; 15.32 acres; currently CRT-0.75 C-0.5 R-0.25 H-65 T and TDR 1.29 Zones, but reviewed under the former RMX-3/TDR Zone; 2009 Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

J. Pratt

Meadowvale, Site Plan No. 820210100 Extension Request No. 3

Request to extend the regulatory review period for Site Plan No. 820210100 for one (1) month, from November 18, 2021 to December 16,2021; located at 18857 Cross Country Lane, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879; on approximately 5.17 acres of land zoned R-200/TDR 5.0 & R-90/TDR 5.0; within 1985 Gaithersburg Vicinity Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

T. Leftwich


Ramos Property – Administrative Subdivision Plan No. 620210170 – Regulatory Review Extension Request No. 2

Request to extend the regulatory review period from November 14, 2021 to February 14, 2022: Application to create one (1) lot for a single-family detached dwelling unit; located at 19808 Zion Road; 0.96 acres; R-200 zone; 2002 Olney Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of the extension

R. Sigworth

*D. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of October 21, 2021

Item 2

Roundtable Discussion

Planning Director’s Report


Item 3

Right-of-Way Abandonment AB 780: Public Access Easement off of Landy lane

Miller Development Corporation seeks abandonment of the Public Access Easement covering approximate 1.3 acre parcel at the terminus of Landy Lane in Bethesda, 2016 Westbard Sector Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval and Transmittal of Comments to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation


K. Mencarini

Item *4

7070 Arlington Rd, Sketch Plan No. 320210100 and Preliminary Plan 11998051A

Request to subdivide the Property into a single record lot and construct a 10-story mixed-use project of up to 313,070 total square feet of development (includes 38,070 square feet to remain for existing retail uses) and275,000 square feet mixed-use development, comprised 250 multifamily dwelling units to include 17.6% allocated towards Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDUs) totaling 261,000 square feet and up to 14,000 square feet of commercial uses with various parking strategies totaling 242 spaces, and amenity spaces; located in the southeastern quadrant of the intersection of Bethesda Avenue and Arlington Road and within the Bethesda Parking Lot District (PLD); 2.39 acres in the CRT-2.25 C-2.25 R-2.25 H-90’, CRT-2.25 C-2.25 R-2.25 H-70’ and Bethesda Overlay Zones; 2017 Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions


J. Bush

Item 5

Edgemoor – Lots 20 21 & Pt. Lot 2 Block 8, Administrative Subdivision Amendment & Forest Conservation Plan Amendment No. 62020008A (continuance from October 7 Planning Board meeting)

Request to combine two existing lots, Lot 21 and Part of Lot 2 Block 8, to create one (1) single-family lot compliant with existing zoning regulations , construct one new single-family detached house on the newly created lot, and maintain an existing house on existing Lot 20.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

ATTACHMENT A – Administrative Subdivision Plan

ATTACHMENT B – Amended Forest Conversation Plan

ATTACHMENT C – Variance Request

ATTACHMENT D – Agency Letters

ATTACHMENT E – Community Correspondence


T. Gatling

Item 6

Corridor Forward: The I-270 Transit Plan Working Draft

The staff will present the Working Draft of Corridor Forward.
Staff Recommendation: Approve the Working Draft of Corridor Forward: The I-270 Transit Plan as the Public Hearing Draft and schedule the public hearing date.

P. Reed/J. McGowan

12:30 pm


1:15 pm


Item 7

Ashton Village Center Sector Plan: Proposed Sectional Map Amendment H-144

The Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) will implement recommendations contained in the 2021 Ashton Village Center Sector Plan by amending the zoning map accordingly. The SMA is associated with a proposed Zoning Text Amendment to revise the Sandy Spring/Ashton Rural Village Overlay Zone.
Staff Recommendation: Approval to file SMA H-144


J. Pratt

Item 8

Request to Introduce a Zoning Text Amendment to modify the Sandy Spring/Ashton Rural Village (SSA) Overlay Zone

Following the approval of the Ashton Village Center Sector Plan, the SSA Overlay Zone is being revised to incorporate the recommendations of the Sector Plan and remove provisions of the overlay zone that are no longer needed.
Staff Recommendation: Approve request to transmit Zoning Text Amendment for introduction to the District Council

B. Berbert/J. Pratt

Item 9

J&M Andrews Farm, Administrative Subdivision Plan No. 620190110

Application to create one lot greater than 5 acres in the Agriculture Reserve (AR) zone for one single-family detached dwelling unit; 33.92 acres; on Westerly Road, approximately 1,000 feet west of West Willard Road and the Town of Poolesville; Parcel 480 on Tax Map CT12; 1980 Preservation of Agriculture and Rural Open Space Functional Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

J. Casey

Item 10

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

Briefing and Board direction on Staff recommended comments to the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS)

ATTACHMENT 1 – SDEIS Comment Letter 

ATTACHMENT 2 – Planning Board Presentation

ATTACHMENT 3 – SDEIS Reponse Table


D. Borden

Item 11

ZTA 21-07 Density and Height Allocation – Development with Moderately Priced Dwelling Units

ZTA 21-07 modifies the Density and Height allocations for CR and CRT zoned properties so that a project with a government binding agreement to provide 100% of the units at a level affordable to households earning at or below 60% Area Median Income is exempt from FAR limits up to a FAR level of 2.5.
Staff Recommendation: Transmit Comments to County Council.
(Action required for County Council public hearing of 11/9/2021)


L. Govoni

Item 12

Attainable Housing Strategies – Work session

Planning Board work session on the Attainable Housing Strategies initiative and recommendations to the County Council on adding more diverse housing options in Montgomery County
Staff Recommendation: Work session

ATTACHMENT 1 – SDAT Letter to Montgomery County Planning

ATTACHMENT 2 – Response to Amanda Farber re: Tree Considerations Infill Development


L. Govoni

5:05 pm



Planning Board Seeks Public Comment on an
Administrative Sewer Category Change Request


The Planning Board will hear testimony and consider recommendations for the water and sewer category change request (WSSCR) listed below on Thursday November 18, 2021. The application requests that community sewer service be extended to this property.

A public hearing for this administrative case will be facilitated via telephone conference on November 24, 2021 at 10:00 am by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Planning Board recommendation for this case will be presented to the County Executive before final decision.

 Case Number

Applicant/Owner and Property Location

Master Plan Area


Jaye and Donald Younkers

12700 Travilah Road


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, Casey Anderson
Montgomery County Planning Board
2425 Reedie Drive 4th Floor
Wheaton, MD 20902