Agenda Item 14
June 28, 2016
June 24, 2016
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Expedited Bill 22-16, Sligo Creek Holdings, LLC,
"The Siena School" - Lease Amendment
Expedited Bill 22-16, Sligo Creek Holdings, LLC, - "The Siena School" - Lease
Amendment, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Council President Floreen at the request of the
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, was introduced on June 14, 2016.
Action is scheduled following the public hearing.
Bi1l22-16 would approve an amendment to a lease between the Maryland-National Capital
Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and Sligo Creek Holdings, LLC, a Maryland limited
liability company, d/b/a The Siena School, for certain land in Sligo Creek Stream Valley Unit #4
(Siena School). The M-NCPPC leased 1.47 acres of park land to the Siena School on July 29,
2011. (©11-30) The lease was amended on May 30,2012 (©31-36) and June 29, 2012 (©37-50),
and currently expires on June 29,2032. The leased property is being used for school staff parking,
student drop-off, and busses
conjunction with the adjacent improved property owned by the
Siena School. The special exception permitting the operation of a private school on the Siena
School property is at ©SI-60. The Siena School requested a lease amendment to add 4 years to
the term of the lease to support a 20-year loan the school is seeking to obtain for capital
improvements. Director of Parks Mike Riley explained the details in his May 31 transmittal
memorandum at ©9-1
The Montgomery County Planning Board resolution approving the lease
amendment, subject to Council approval, is at ©61.
MD Code, Land Use, §17-204(a)(2)(i) contains the following restriction on a lease of
property by the M-NCPPC:
The term ofa lease may not exceed 20 years without the prior approval ofthe lease
by legislative enactment of the county where the lease property is located.
The proposed lease amendment would extend the term of the lease to more than 20 years.
Expedited Bill 22-16 would approve this proposed lease amendment.