Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

 

FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY FIFTH MEETING

TUESDAY–MARCH 13, 2018– 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be heard at this meeting please sign the speaker list provided on the table at the side of the Council Chamber.  The Chairman reserves the right to limit the amount of time each speaker has for each agenda item.

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from the November 14, 2017 meeting
  3. Approval of Minutes from the December 12, 2017 meeting
  4. Site and Landscape Plan Application and Resolution No. 17-19-PC, Megamart Supermarket, 111 Bowie Road, filed by Luis Moya

Public Hearing on Application

Final Action by Planning Commission

  1. Forest Conservation Plan Application and Resolution No. 17-20-PC, Flester Property, 7041 & 7051 Contee Road, filed by Strittmatter Contee LLC

Public Hearing on Application

Final Action by Planning Commission

  1. Preliminary Subdivision Plan Application No. 882 and Resolution No. 17-18-PC, Flester Property, 7041 & 7051 Contee  Road, filed by Strittmatter Contee LLC

Public Hearing on Application

Final Action by Planning Commission

  1. Election of Chairman
  2. Election of Vice- Chairman
  3. Adjourn

Minutes

FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY FIFTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL PLANNING COMMISSION

TUESDAY- MARCH 13, 2018

 

The meeting convened in the Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center at 7:00 P.M., with Chairwoman Mitzi R. Betman, presiding.  The roll was called with Mr. John Kish, Mr. Bill Wellford and the Honorable G. Rick Wilson present. Also present were City Administrator, Marty Flemion, Ms. Christian L. Pulley, Director, Mr. Monta Burrough, Planner II and Ms. Brooke Quillen, Secretary to the Commission.  There were approximately five (5) members of the public in attendance.

 

The minutes of the November 14, 2017 meeting were approved on motion by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wellford, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present as written.

 

The minutes of the December 12, 2017 meeting were approved on motion by Mr. Wilson and seconded by Mr. Wellford, Mr. Kish abstained from the vote because he was not present for the meeting, and Chairwoman Betman cast the final vote of “Yes”.

 

            Next, Mr. Monta Burrough, Planner II, presented the Technical Staff Report dated January 30, 2018 regarding the Amended Site and Landscape Plan Application- Megamart Supermarket – 111 Bowie Road, filed by Mr. Luis Moya., 611 Gilmore Drive Silver Spring, Maryland  20901.  Mr. Burrough stated that the Applicant was seeking approval to construct a new 224 square foot vestibule addition to the exterior of the main entrance and to extend an existing sidewalk in front of the new vestibule addition.  The Technical Staff Report recommended approval of the request with conditions.

 

Chairwoman Betman opened the public hearing regarding at 7:03 p.m. and noted that there was no one signed up, however, Hector Taborda, Property Manager, 822-B Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD  20852 was in attendance to answer any questions on the project.

 

There was discussion among staff and Commission members regarding the bollards.  Mr. Wellford stated he would like to see more bollards go in front of the store in front of the extension of the sidewalk.  Mr. Tabora stated there were no plans to add more bollards and that their main concern was to install the vestibule addition because the front doors are constantly opening/closing causing wind and cold air to come into the store. The company’s staff suffers from the outside cold temperatures.  Mr. Burrough noted no additional bollards were included in the proposal.  Staff stated they would ensure that more bollards are not a safety requirement for this project by talking to the Fire Marshal.  Chairwoman Betman closed the public hearing at approximately 7:08 p.m.

 

The Commission, on motion by Mr. Wellford, seconded by Mr. Kish, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to approve the Site and Landscape Plan Application and Resolution No. 17-19-PC with the conditions listed in the Technical Staff Report, including if possible, too add more bollards on site.

 

The next agenda item was for Forest Conservation Plan Application- Flester Property- 7041 & 7051 Contee Road filed by Strittmatter Contee LLC, 9012 Owens Drive Manassas, Virginia 20111.  Ms. Christian Pulley stated that the Applicant was seeking approval of a Forest Conservation Plan associated with the proposed development of a townhouse community on the Flester property (7041 Contee Road), and for the construction of an athletic field that will be deeded to the City on the Kaufman property (7051 Contee Road).

 

Chairwoman Betman opened the public hearing regarding at 7:11 p.m.  Edward C. Gibbs, Esquire, 1300 Caraway Court Largo, Maryland 20774, representing the Applicant, stated he attended to answer any questions that may come up by the Commission.  There was discussion regarding the creek along Contee Road and if it would be enhanced or preserved.  The Applicant’s Civil Engineer, Paul Woodburn stated there would be a new public road dedicated to the City with a crossing over the creek with storm drain. Chairwoman Betman closed the public hearing at 7:15 p.m.

 

The Commission, on motion by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Kish, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to approve the Forest Conservation Plan Application and Resolution No. 17-20-PC, 7041 & 7051 Contee Road Laurel, Maryland  20707 with the conditions listed in the Technical Staff Report.

 

Next item was for the Preliminary Subdivision Plan Application No. 882 and Resolution No 17-18-PC- Flester Property- 7041 & 7051 Contee Road filed by Strittmatter Contee LLC, 9012 Owens Drive, Manassas, Virginia 20111.  Ms. Pulley presented the Technical Staff Report dated February 22, 2018 and stated the Applicant is seeking approval of a Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the proposed 180-unit townhouse development on the Flester property known as 7041 Contee Road.  The property sits on approximately 26.67 acres of land. Although the site comprises of almost 26.62 acres, only 22.9 acres is proposed to be of the land associated with the proposed development served as an old gravel pit.  The Technical Staff Report recommended approval of the request with certain conditions.

 

Chairwoman Betman opened the public hearing on the application at 7:17 p.m. Edward C. Gibbs, Esquire, 1300 Caraway Court Largo, Maryland 20774, representing the Applicant, stated again; he was in attendance to answer any questions that may come up by the Commission.  There was discussion regarding sidewalk installation. Mr. Gibbs stated there would eventually be a sidewalk installed, however, if one was constructed now it would be damaged when the County improves the road.  Ms. Pulley stated that the detailed Site and Landscape Plan would outline all conditions.  In addition, Mr. Gibbs stated that conditions of road improvements are addressed on the applicant’s technical storm water concept approval letter.  Discussion regarding trash collection was also discussed. Chairwoman Betman closed the public hearing at 7:26 p.m.    

 

 The Commission, on motion by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wellford and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to approve the Preliminary Subdivision Plan Application No. 852 and Resolution No. 17-18-PC, Flester Property, 7041 & 7051 Contee Road Laurel, Maryland  20707 with the conditions listed in the Technical Staff Report.                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

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