Agenda Item 7A
. County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative
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, is scheduled to
introduced on June
14, 2016. A public hearing followed by action is tentatively scheduled for June 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 22-16 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 (©3l-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 in 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 ©5l-60. The Siena School requested a lease amendment to add 4 years to
the teon of the lease to support a 20-year loan the school is seeking
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 ©6l.
MD Code, Land Use, §17-204(a)(2)(i) contains the following restriction on a lease of
property by the M-NCPPC:
The term of a lease may not exceed 20 years without the prior approval of the lease
by legislative enactment of the county where the lease property is located.
Expedited Bill 22-16 would approve this proposed lease amendment.