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REVISED: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 4:04PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. White Oak Self Storage – Sketch Plan No. 320230040 – MCPB No. 23-111

2. White Oak Self Storage – Site Plan No. 820230100 – MCPB No. 23-112

3. Loehmann’s Plaza – Sketch Plan No. 320230050– MCPB No. 23-110

4. 4861 Battery Lane  – Sketch Plan No. 320230070 – MCPB No. 23-117

5. White Oak Self Storage – Forest Conservation Plan No. F20230330 – MCPB No. 23-113

*B. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of October 12 and October 19, 2023

Closed Session Minutes of October 19, 2023

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

Cozi Restobar Regulatory Extension Request #2, Site Plan No. 820230090

Second request to extend the review period from December 10, 2023 to January 31, 2024; Request to construct a 320 square foot addition to an existing one story commercial building for a total of 1,970 square feet; Located on Georgia Avenue approximately 100 feet south of Thayer Avenue; 0.05 acres zoned CR 3.0 C 3.0 R 3.0 H-130 and the Fenton Village Overlay Zone; 2022 Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval of Extension

G. Bogdan

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

Planning Director’s Report


Item 5

Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment Work Session 5

M. Williams

12:25 pm


Item 9



According to MD ANN Code, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7), to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice; and (8) consult with staff, consultants, or other individuals about pending or potential litigation. Topic: Potential litigation.

B. Rupert/W.Aniton/E. Vaias

1:30 pm


Item 6

Clarksburg Gateway Sector Plan – Existing Conditions

Provide the Planning Board with information on the existing conditions in the sector plan area that will help to inform the future recommendations for the Plan.

J. Pratt/R. Duke

Item 6: Additional Correspondence

Item 7

HBKY Metmiq Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church; Preliminary Plan No. 120230080 & Forest Conservation Plan No. F20230140 (Public Hearing)

Application to consolidate four parcels and a driveway into one lot for the construction of a primary church building and surface parking; located at 4115 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville; RE-1 Zone; 5.41 acres; 2005 Olney Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 7 – Attachments

Item 7 – Additional Correspondence

J. Server

Item 8

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center: Mandatory Referral No. MR2023015 MHP-Amherst: Sketch Plan No. 320230030 (Public Hearing)

CR-2.0, C-1.5, R-1.5, H-75; located within the Wheaton Downtown Area, north of Blueridge Avenue, and extends from Georgia Avenue on the west and Elkins Street on the east; within the 2012 Approved and Adopted Wheaton CBD and Vicinity Sector Plan area.

A. Mandatory Referral: Site selection of the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (“WACC”) and the corresponding disposition of the land at 11507 Georgia Avenue.

B. Sketch Plan: Request to build two mixed use buildings and 39 townhouses; establishes the location of the future WACC on the site; creates new roads, opens spaces and amenity areas; and shows the location of the future parkland. The overall density is 1.61 FAR for a total of 485,000 sq. ft. to include 423,000 sq.ft. of residential uses (including a minimum of 25% MPDUs) and 62,000 sq.ft. of commercial uses residential uses; on approximately 6.14 acres.

Staff recommendation: Approval of with Conditions

Item 8 – Attachment

Item 8 – Additional Correspondence

T. Leftwich

4:15 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, December 7, 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 Wednesday, December 6, 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


Ashton United Methodist Church

17400 New Hampshire Ave., Ashton

Sandy Spring/Ashton


Charles H. Jamison, Inc.

Parcel P630 W. Willard Rd., Town of Poolesville

Town of Poolesville


Roderick Dunlap and James Hall

12805 Spring Dr., Rockville

Potomac Subregion


Ken Fraley

17800 Bowie Mill Rd., Derwood

Upper Rock Creek

* The Montgomery County Planning Board does not hear testimony or consider category change requests for the Town of Poolesville, but the cases are part of DEP’s hearing.

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:
Artie Harris, Chair
Montgomery County Planning Board
2425 Reedie Drive 14th Floor
Wheaton, MD 20902