The Montgomery County Board of Appeals recently made the following decisions on requests for variances and special exception requests. For more information, call 279-1226. BETHESDA

MACARTHUR BLVD., 7001 -- Granted a special exception request by Philip Thorson to operate a separate apartment within a private residence. CHEVY CHASE

DELFIELD ST., 7223 -- Granted a special exception request by Larry A. and Marjorie J. Wasson to operate a consulting business out of a residence.

LONGFELLOW PLACE, 8506 -- Denied a variance request by Louise Walker to build a detached garage in the front yard instead of in the rear yard as required. COLESVILLE

MIDLAND RD., 613 -- Granted a special exception request by Elaine and Robert Druckenmiller to build a swimming pool in a side yard instead of in the rear yard as required. KENSINGTON

CONNECTICUT AVE., 10700 -- Granted a special exception request by Roy Rogers Family Restaurant to build an addition onto a restaurant that has a drive-through operation. Any addition to a drive-through requires a special exception. The addition will include 34 more seats in the dining room. LAYTONSVILLE

HAWKINS CREAMERY RD.,7420 -- Granted a request by Earl L. and Bette J. Marshall to modify an existing special exception to alllow the continued use and expansion of an antique shop in a zone designated as agricultural reserve because of its prime farmland. OLNEY

RIDGE DR., 17611 -- Granted a special exception request by Eleanor R. Watson to operate a separate apartment within a private residence. POTOMAC

FALLS RD., 11650 -- Granted a special exception request by Nick and Moscha Despotides to continue to operate a horticultural nursery and commercial greenhouse in a residential zone.

FALLS AND RIVER ROADS -- Denied a special exception request by Placemakers, Inc. to build and operate a housing facility for the elderly on a 3.6 acre lot in a residential zone. The plan had called for a group of houses that would look like single-family units. The board decided the proposal did not fall within the scope of housing for the elderly and that the only thing that would distinguish the proposed housing from general housing would be its restrictions limiting residence to people over 62 and the barrier-free amenities making the building more accessible to the handicapped. The board said that was not enough and housing for the elderly should include such related facilities as dining, recreational and therapy areas.

HARKER DR., 8501 -- Granted a request by Harker Preparatory School Inc. to modify an existing special exception to build a gymnasium onto a school located on a 20-acre lot in a residential zone.

HUNT CLUB DR., 11201 -- Granted a special exception request by Joann Chasen to operate a handbag design business out of a residence.

TUCKERMAN LA., 7747-7749 -- Granted a special exception request by the Marriott Corp. to build and operate a drive-through window at an existing Popeye's restaurant. Special exceptions are required to operate a drive-through window. SILVER SPRING

CARROLL AVE., 8725 -- Denied a special exception request by Linda Cunningham to operate a day care center for up to 40 children out of a residence. Cunningham later modified her original request, asking to operate the center for only 15 children from ages two to six. The board decided it would approve the proposal only if the facility was limited to 12 children in that age group, if the children's activities were limited to the basement, first floor and fenced-in yard, and that any play outside be limited to a maximum of six children.