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Thursday, October 13, 2016

9:30AM, MRO Auditorium

REVISED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 5:14PM

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9:30 am

Planning Board Meeting

Item 1

Consent Agenda

*A. Adoption of Resolutions


1. Dowden’s Station Preliminary Plan 120160160 – MCPB No. 16-106

2. Dowden’s Station Site Plan 820160060 – MCPB No. 16- 107

*B. Record Plats


Subdivision Plat No. 220160650, Chevy Chase Terrace
R-60 zone,1 lot; located on the south side of Norwood Drive, 550 feet west of Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355); Bethesda-Chevy Chase Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Subdivision Plat No. 220160900, Colesville Manor
R-200 zone,1 lot; located on the west side of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650), approximately 1,200 feet north of Notley Road; White Oak Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval

*C. Other Consent Items

*D. Approval of Minutes

Item 2

Roundtable Discussion

Parks Director’s Report


Item *3

Travilah Square Shopping Center Preliminary Plan and Limited Site Plan Amendments

A. Preliminary Plan Amendment 12011034B
Request for an amendment to the approved Preliminary Plan to increase the approved floor area from a maximum of 14,490 square feet to a maximum of 16,300 square feet for the replacement of a pharmacy/retail store/drive-through with a grocery and retail stores. CR 0.75, C0.5, R0.75, H80’ Zone; 5.56 acres; located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Darnestown Road and Travilah Road, in the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan area.
B. Limited Site Plan Amendment 82013007A
Request to replace the previously approved Site Plan for a pharmacy/retail store/drive-through with a multi-tenant retail building of up to 16,300 square feet, which will include a grocery store and a retail establishment, with no drive-through, removal of the approved parking spaces located at the west side of the building, relocation and redesign of the approved plaza ,and associated circulation and landscaping improvements; located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Darnestown and Travilah Roads. Zoned CR 0.75 – C0.5, R0.75, H80, 5.56 acres, in the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan area. The application includes an amendment to the previously approved Final Forest Conservation Plan.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions and Adoption of Resolutions

L. Shirley

Item 4

Trotters Glen: Site Plan Amendment No. 82013006C Limited Site Plan Amendment No. 82013006C

Request to raise the final grade and finished floor elevations on lots 31-46 as identified on the Site Plan, and to include additional landscape screening, located on the west side of Batchellors Forest Road, approximately 1,000 feet east of the intersection with Georgia Avenue (MD 97); 175.4 acres, RNC Zone, 2005 Olney Master Plan

Staff Recommendation: Approval and Adoption of Resolutions

B. Berbert

Item 7

FY18 Budget Discussion Session #1

J. Kroll  N. Steen


1:15 pm


Item 5

According to MD ANN Code, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(3)consider the acquisition/deposition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto. The topic(s) to be discussed are: Kings Local Park

J. Kaye/W. Gries

Item *6

Preliminary Transportation and Land Use Recommendations for the MARC Rail Communities Plan

Staff has prepared the preliminary recommendations that will be presented to the community members on October 27, 2016 and will be incorporated into the working draft. The focus of this briefing is to review the transportation issues and preliminary recommendations.
Staff Recommendation: Approval of Recommendations

R. Duke/L. Saville/F. Boyd


1:30 pm