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P&Z Minutes 12-6-2016

December 6, 2016
Planning & Zoning Commission
Minutes
December 6, 2016


The Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Cambridge met on Tuesday, December 6,
2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 305 Gay Street, Cambridge, Maryland.
Commissioners in Attendance: Bill Craig, Chair; Marshall Rickert, Vice~Chair; Chantay
Nelson, Hubert Trego, Mary Losty, Eugene Lauer, Jerry Burroughs
Others in attendance included: Rob Collison, City Attorney; Pat Escher, City Planner; LaSara
Kinser, Planning and Zoning Assistant
Mr. Craig called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM and asked for a moment of silence.
Minutes
November 1, 2016
Mr. Trego made a motion to accept the minutes as submitted. Mr. Rickert made a motion to
second the motion. Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Lauer abstained given their absence at the November
meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
New Business:
1. PZ 2017·009 American Legion· 601 Radiance Drive - Facade Improvements
Staff represented the application and presented a staff report describing the proposal. The
applicant proposed to begin work on the parapet wall as shown in the submitted elevations. The
work would include removing a shed roof, installing new trusses, and constructing a parapet
along the roofline. Staff noted that the applicant did not receive projected grant funding, but that
the applicant hoped to be able to continue as planned. There were no questions from the
Commission and there was no public comment. Ms. Losty made a motion to approve the request
to construct parapet walls as submitted. Mr. Lauer seconded the motion and it passed
unanimously.
2. PZ 2017 - 008 Christ Rock Church - 2405 Rte.16 - Preliminary Site Plan Review
Staff gave a brief report detailing a history of the application, and the request to build a 900 sf
fellowship hall on the site. Staff also outlined the comments by the City Engineer. Ms. Nelson
recused herself. Michael Dowling, project architect, represented the application for the Friends
of Stanley Institute. Mr. Dowling discussed modifications to the original parking plan, and
discussed some of the previously approved work at the site. The Commission asked questions
regarding specific architectural features and the parking capacity. There was no public comment
on the request. Mr. Rickert made a motion to approve the preliminary and final site plan. Mr.
Burroughs seconded motion and it passed unanimously.
3. PZ 2017 - 001 SE Ropes Course - Intersection of Rte. 16 and Woods Road -
Parking Plan and Landscape Plan
Staff gave a brief report highlighting the request to approve the parking and landscaping plan.
Staff discussed the requested modifications to the landscaping requirements as allowed by the
UDC to allow for trees to be planted inside the parking lot as opposed to on the property line,
given the unique nature of the site and project, and presented the comments from the City
Engineer regarding the entrance, storm water management plan, and a minor correction to the
landscaping plan. Sandy McAllister, project attorney, represented the site plan for the applicant.
The Commission asked Mr. McAllister questions regarding the effect of the project on the SHA
round-a-bout currently under construction, and the modifications to the landscaping plan. There
was no public comment on the application. MS. Losty made a motion to approve the plans. Mr.
Rickert seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
4. PZ 2017 • 004 Wawa - 601 Sunburst Highway· Exterior Remodel
Staff gave a brief report highlighting the proposal to modify the exterior of the existing Wawa
building. Aaron Kaligian Project Architect, represented the application. Mr. Koligian presented
the submitted elevations and discussed the proposed materials. The Commission asked Mr.
Kaligian questions regarding the proposed fac:rade fenestration, the design and location of the
proposed s~one material, and proposed changes to the left and rear elevations. There was no
public comment on the application. Ms. Nelson made a motion to approve the remodel plans as
presented. Mr. Burroughs seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
5. PZ 2016 • 010 Overflow· 400 Muir Street· Exterior Remodel
Staff gave a brief report on the proposed modifications to the building, namely to enclose the
existing portico area in the front of the building in glass to facilitate year round use of the space.
Mr. Jay Carvan, project architect, represented the application and presented samples to
demonstrate the proposed materials. Dudley Par, cafe director also spoke to the mission and
purpose of the cafe and how Ihe proposed modifications will help facilitate that mission. The
Commission asked Mr. Corvan questions regarding the proposed windows, siding, the
relationship of the modifications to the attached garage area. Ms. Losty made a motion to
approve the plans as submitted. Mr. Trego seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
6. PZ 2016 • 006 Cambridge Plaza Concept Plan 2
Staff gave a brief report on the proposed concept plan for Cambridge Plaza and explained that
there would also be a preliminary and final review for the project. Mr. Charlie Fairchild, project
developer, represented the application. Mr. Fairchild discussed his overall vision for the property
and presented the concept plans for the layout of the property, his feasibility and market studies,
timeline, the businesses that are already committed to the project, the proposed signage, parking,
landscaping, the construction of the proposed new buildings and the proposed modifications to
the existing buildings. There was further discussion regarding proposed demolition, public
safety and the potential for a 4th turn Jane, the demolition timeline, project phasing timeline, and
storm water management! draining. Mr. Rickert made a motion to approve the concept plan. Ms.
Losty seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Public Hearing:
). PZ 2017 - 007 REZ Map Amendment and a Rezoning of a property from Resource
Conservation to General Commercial - Rte. 16 Map 307, Grid 0017, Parcel 5724
Staff gave a brief report detailing that the site had been rezoned in error, during the last
rezoning process. Edwin Shawnee, property owner and Nancy Skazani, project land planner,
represented the application. Ms. Skzani explained that the parcel had previously been zoned
general commercial and that its down zoning to resource conservation was problematic for
the property owners, and further that there was already a forest conservation line on the
property, which would prevent the entire parcel from being developed. There was further
discussion regarding the lot designated for forest conservation, the previous concept plan, the
original subdivision, the forest conservation line and the difference between forest
conservation and resource conservation. There was no public comment on the application.
Mr. Burroughs made a motion to recommend the map amendment to City Council. Mr. Lauer
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Adjourn
Mr. Craig asked for a motion to close the meeting. Mr. Burroughs made a motion to adjourn,
which was seconded by Ms. Nelson and which passed unanimously. The meeting ended at 7:58
pm.
Respectfully submitted,
LaSara Kinser, Planning and Zoning Assistant