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The Montgomery County Planning Department is in the process of updating the County zoning code, which controls most aspects of property development throughout the County. This is the first such rewrite in over thirty years. On November 12, Mayor Pat Burda testified on behalf of the Town regarding the draft rewrite.
The rewrite may have several implications for the Town. While the proposed code maintains the existing residential zone (R-60) throughout the Town, it allows for certain new type of buildings and new uses not currently permitted within single-family neighborhoods. The proposed rewrite also limits opportunities for public input in key land-use decisions.
The draft rewrite is expected to be finalized in December and considered by the County Council next year.
Town Testimony on County Zoning Rewrite