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Resolution No: _13-835 Introduced: __“March 25, 1997_ Adopted: ____ March 25, 1997 COUNTY COUNCIL FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND SITTING AS THE DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR THAT PORTION OF THE MARYLAND-WASHINGTON REGIONAL DISTRICT WITHIN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND By: District Council Subject: Approval of Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan Background On, August 7, 1996, the Montgomery County Planning Board transmitted to the County Executive and the County Council the Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan. ‘The Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan amends the Master Plan for the Eastern Montgomery County Planning Area: Cloverly, Fairland, White Oak, dated November 1981 On October 4, 1996, the County Executive transmitted to the County Council a copy of, the Fiscal Impact Analysis on the Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan. On November 12 and November 14, 1996, the County Council held public hearings regarding the Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan. The Master Plan was referred to the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee for review and recommendation, On December 9, 1996, January 27, 1997, February 3, 1997, and February 13, 1997, the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee held worksessions to review the issues raised in connection with the Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan. On February 25, 1997, and March 4, 1997, the County Council reviewed the Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan and the recommendations of the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee. Resolution No. 13-835 Action: ‘The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland, sitting as the District Council for that portion of the Maryland-Washington Regional District in Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following resolution: The Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan, dated “August 1996, is approved with revisions. Council revisions to the Planning Board (Final) Draft Fairland Master Plan are identified below. Deletions to the text of the Plan are indicated by [brackets], additions by underscoring Page ix: Modify the first bullet on the page as follows: ‘© Increases the potential for a greater percentage of single-family detached homes in undeveloped or underdeveloped areas within Fairland while maintaining a mix of housing types. Page xii: Delete the eighth bullet on the page as follows: [+ Recommends a series of public/private partnerships to implement proposal involving roadway, sidewalk, and streetscaping improvements] Page xviii: Modify the seventh bullet as follows: © [Limits] Recommends limiting imperviousness in all three watersheds to preserve high water quality. Page xviii: Modify the ninth bullet as follows: + [Improves] Supports improving air quality by encouraging design in new and existing development that promotes pedestrian, bicycle, and mass transit access. Page xviii: Modify the last bullet on the page as follows: «Recommends [phasing out] the Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (Site 2) be considered for phase out. Resolution No. 13-835 Page 3: Under the heading “Description of the Fairland Master Plan Area” modify the second paragraph as follows: «Natural and man-made features divide Fairland into smaller areas. Of these, roads and streams are the most prominent. The Paint Branch, which divides Fairland from the White Oak and Cloverly planning areas, and the Little Paint Branch, located east of US. 29, are the two major streams in the planning area. Both streams are part of the Anacostia watershed. The Paint Branch watershed is the more environmentally sensitive and supports a spawning brown trout population in the headwaters of its tributaries. [The western side of] Old Columbia Pike is the divide between the two watersheds: the western side drains to the Paint Branch watershed; the eastern side to the Little Paint Branch watershed, Few east-west roads cross the Paint Branch or the Little Paint Branch. streams because of the steep topography and wetlands. Page 7: Modify the third sentence of the last paragraph on the page as follows: Using the then recently adopted (1974) County policy of farmland preservation, the Plan proposed the use of Transfer of Development Rights from agricultural lands in the north- western part of the County to designated receiving areas in [the eastern part of] other areas throughout the County. The Eastem Montgomery master plan areas were among the first to incorporate receiving areas for TDRs. Page 8: Insert new text after the first paragraph on the page (prior to the heading: “The 1993 General Plan Refinement"). ‘The 1990 Trip Reduction Amendment was considered a short-term answer to the gap between public facilities and development. The length of the moratorium and the limited ‘options for increasing transportation capacity has led to the conclusion that reductions in density and related automobile trips are necessary to address the imbalance between land use and transportation capacity in the long run as well. Page 12: Modify third paragraph, last two sentences as follows: The preference for single-family detached housing and Fairland’s household characteristics suggests that [additional] single-family detached housing would best serve the needs of the community. This would also produce a closer balance among [all] housing types in portions of the planning area with undeveloped properties. Page 13: Under the heading “Retail Space”, modify the last paragraph as follows: Retail trends toward value-oriented shopping, combined with the limited amount of large- scale discount retailing in the easter part of the County, suggest that Fairland is a relatively untapped market for value retail. The amount of non-neighborhood retail or comparison shopping_space per capita in Easter Montgomery County is 6.9 square feet