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REVISED: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 3:05PM
9:00 am


Item 1

Preliminary Matters

*A. Adoption of Resolutions

1. Woodward High School Reopening, Phase 2 –  Forest Conservation Plan No. F20230360 – MCPB No. 23-094

*B. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of September 7, 2023

Draft Closed Session Minutes of September 7, 2023

*C. Other Preliminary Matters

Item 2

Record Plats (Public Hearing)

Item 3

Regulatory Extension Requests (Public Hearing)

Ashford Woods: Site Plan Amendment 82021011A – Regulatory Review Extension Request No. 2

Request to extend the regulatory review period until October 24, 2023; Application to revise grading, widen the public utility easement along MD 355, and minor adjustment to the WSSC pump station location; 141.4 acres; R-90, Rural, Clarksburg East Environmental Overlay and Clarksburg West Environmental Overlay Zones; located on the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Frederick Road and Comus Road; 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan & Hyattstown Special Study Area & 2014 Clarksburg Ten Mile Creek Area Limited Amendment. create 1
1 lots for 11 single-family detached
Staff Recommendation: Approval of the extension request

C. Van Alstyne

Item 4

Roundtable Discussion

Parks Director’s Report

Item 5

Parks Department, FY 25-30 Capital Improvements Program – Worksession

Staff recommendation: Review of staff proposed funding scenario(s) and provide any additional guidance to staff prior to adoption

Item 5 Attachment: Summary of Testimony for the FY25-30 Capital Improvements Program

R. Peele/J. Prister

Item 6

FY25 Operating Budget Overview

K. Knaupe

Item 7

Arora Estates (Public Hearing)

A. Preliminary Plan No. 120230050. Request to create a four-lot subdivision for four single-family detached units; 9.26 acres; RE-2 zone, located at the southwest quadrant of Boswell Lane and Glen Mill Road (10400 Boswell Lane and 12900 Glen Mill Road); 2002 Potomac Subregion Master Plan.
B. Preliminary/Final Forest Conservation Plan No. 120230050: Request to impact and remove specimen trees and satisfy afforestation/reforestation requirements associated with Preliminary Plan No. 120230050; 9.26 acres; RE-2 zone, located at the southwest quadrant of Boswell Lane and Glen Mill Road (10400 Boswell Lane and 12900 Glen Mill Road); 2002 Potomac Subregion Master Plan.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

P. Estes/S. Pereira

12:05 pm


Montgomery Planning Board Ethics Training

Conducted by State Ethics Commission attorney, Katherine Thompson

1:05 pm


Item 8

Wildwood Manor Swim Club, Forest Conservation Plan F20230180 (Public Hearing)

Request for approval of a Forest Conservation Plan associated with the proposed renovation of the pool, existing building, and parking and to make updates for stormwater management and ADA accessibility. The forest conservation plan area includes a previously unrecorded cemetery dating back to prior ownership of the land by an African American family following the Civil War, and may include the graves of people who were once enslaved. The cemetery and surrounding forest are being protected in a Category I Forest Conservation Easement. Forest preservation is sufficient to negate the need for forest planting. The Application includes a variance for disturbance and removal of several priority trees. No disturbance is proposed to the existing cemetery.

Staff Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Item 8: Attachment A – Forest Conversation Plan

Item 8: Attachment B – Variance Request

Item 8: Attachment C – Historic Preservation Memorandum

Item 8: Attachment D – Archaeological Study

Item 8: Attachment E – Board of Appeals Resolution


S. Findley/B. Crane

Item 9

Planning Board Briefing on Update to the Montgomery County Burial Sites Inventory

Item 9: Attachment A – Burial Sites Information form

B. Crane/R. Ballo

Item 10

Complete Streets Design Guide Briefing

The Board will receive a briefing on the Complete Streets Design Guide, a collaborative effort completed in 2021 between the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Montgomery Planning to comprehensively overhaul the county’s approach to street design.

S. Aldrich

Item 11

Master Plan of Highways and Transitways – Technical Update Scope of Work

The Master Plan of Highways and Transitways is a comprehensive summary of all significant existing and planned highway and transitway infrastructure in Montgomery County and preserves rights-of-way, identifies street classification, and identifies the number of lanes dedicated to general traffic and dedicated transitways, among other things. This effort will comprehensively update the street classifications to incorporate the Complete Streets Design Guide street types.
Staff Recommendation: Approve the Draft Scope of Work.

Item 11: Attachment A

S. Aldrich

4:20 pm