zoning amendment

July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Council Passes Controversial Zoning Measure to Increase Housing

The County Council unanimously passed a zoning amendment Tuesday that reduces restrictions in building accessory dwelling units, known as ADUs, on the properties of single-family homes. With this measure, homeowners are capable of building a separate housing unit on properties as small as 6,000 square feet provided they meet the requirements, when detached ADUs previously […]

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July 30, 2012 | Staff Writer

Gas station

Council Passes Gas Station Amendment (Video)

The County Council unanimously passed the zoning amendment requiring large gas stations to be located at least 300ft from schools, parks, playgrounds, day care centers, and other outdoor facilities. This measure was taken in response to the public conern over the proposed Costco mega-gas station in Wheaton. Councilmember Marc Elrich proposed the amendment and gives […]

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