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Private Project: Clarksburg Village

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Description

The 776.8-acre property is located south of Stringtown Road, northeast of Ridge Road (MD 27), southwest of Skylark and Piedmont Roads and northeast of Frederick Road In the Newcut Road Neighborhood.

It has preliminary plan approved for 2,653 dwelling units, 20,000 square feet office/retail uses, and a 5,000 square-foot daycare facility. It will include school sites, parks and other community facilities including neighborhood open space and portions of the Clarksburg Greenway and Trail. The pending plan include a a new Site Plan for Phase 2.

A portion of the property is built, or under construction. Future residential uses and the commercial office/retail area remain undeveloped. The Phase 3 Site Plan for this property has not been filed.

Case Number

Clarksburg Village, Site Plan No. 82005041 (Phase 2)

Opportunity for Public Participation

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the site plan. The hearing date has not been scheduled. The plans are available for review at the M-NCPPC office in Silver Spring. Please call the applicant and/or staff if you would like to meet. Written comments to the Planning Board Chairman, staff, and the applicant are encouraged throughout the plan review process.

Applicant

Clarksburg Village Investments Inc.
6820 Elm Street Suite 200
McLean, Virginia 22101
703-734-9730

Hearing Date(s) and Planning Board Actions

On May 4, 2006, the Planning Board held the first public hearing regarding violations alleged in Clarksburg Village. At the hearing, a number of third-party purchasers offered evidence of the disruption occasioned by the fact that building permits were not being approved for homes they expected to occupy soon. The applicant requested that the Planning Board address the building permits for 83 dwelling units. On May 11, 2006, the Planning Board continued the hearing for violations and approved a corrective order that corrects the missing standards on the Clarksburg Village Site Plan 820030020 and thus allows the staff to recommend release of 83 building permits by the County Department of Permitting Services.

On June 29, 2006, the Planning Board heard the violation case for Clarksburg Village. Staff recommended finding violations and a fine of about $1.2 million. The Board did find violations, but did not establish the fine. Instead, they directed the applicant to return with a program of compliance, and indicated that the violation vote was a preliminary vote, possibly subject to change once the program of compliance is presented. Some of the Board members also expressed a strong interest in design improvements, since much of the community is not yet under construction, rather than (or in addition to) a large fine.

On July 20 and 27, 2006, the Planning Board reviewed an amended corrective order for Clarksburg Village to release additional building permits pending a compliance program. On July 27, the Planning Board recommended an amendment to the Corrective Order for the County to release an additional 65 building permits pending a Compliance Program.

On October 5, 2006, the Planning Board approved the Compliance Program for Site Plan No. 820030020 and No. 82003002A, Clarksburg Village Phase 1 to correct non-compliance with the approved Site Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Board approved staff recommendation to assess a fine ($100,000) and to require a Site Plan Amendment and additional amenities.

On February 1, 2007, the Planning Board approved the Preliminary Plan Amendment.

The Planning Board held a public hearing on the Phase 1 Site Plan Amendment, Clarksburg Village Plan of Compliance on March 22, 2007. The Planning Board recommended approval of the Plan of 970 dwellings units, including 132 MPDUs, amendments to reduce the overall density, relocate multiple-family units, revise the mix of unit types, modify the design of certain blocks and recreation facilities, clarify and establish development standards, and amend other site features.

On July 5, 2007, the Planning Board approved a second Amendment to the Corrective Order dated May 11, 2006 to assure that the development standards for 169 additional units, including 119 one-family detached units and 50 townhouses.

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Robert Kronenberg, Development Review Division
301-495-2187
Robert.Kronenberg@mncppc-mc.org

Michele Oaks, Development Review Division
301-495-4542
Michele.Oaks@mncppc-mc.org

Date of last update: September 7, 2007