Posted on: November 8, 2017

Comprehensive Update to the Allegany County Zoning District Map

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Comprehensive Update to the Allegany County Zoning District Map

November 9, 2017

The Allegany County Department of Economic & Community Development has proposed a comprehensive update to the County zoning district map.  The Planning & Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of the proposed map changes at their business meeting on October 25, 2017 following a September 27, 2017 public hearing. 

The Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed 2017 Allegany County Zoning District Map on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm in Room 100 of the County Office Building at 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland.  All affected property owners according to the Tax Map were notified by letter in September of the proposed rezoning. 

On March 9, 2017, the Allegany County Board of County Commissioners adopted a new zoning code.  This new zoning code established new classifications in order to merge the LaVale districts with the County districts.  This action also established the LaVale Overlay District in order to preserve some characteristics of LaVale.  Zoning districts were not changed as part of this new zoning code.

“Updating the map is step 2 of this housekeeping exercise,” said Angie Patterson, Land Use & Planning Engineer.  “Our goal is to have our planning and zoning documents in order so that viable projects do not experience unnecessary delays.”  

“These zoning changes will allow the vision for many of these properties to come to fruition.  I thank Angie for her leadership on this project and other County personnel for their efforts,” said Jeffrey S. Barclay, Director of Economic & Community Development.  “Some of the proposed changes support the potential to develop much needed market-based housing and the opportunity to develop new vibrant commercial spaces.”

Supporting charts, maps and permissible uses for each zoning district are included below.  An interactive web map is also posted as a convenient tool for citizens to review the proposed changes. Documents are also available for review on site at the LaVale Library during regular operating hours.

Written comments are welcomed through Friday, December 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm and may be submitted to the attention of Angela R. Patterson, Land Use & Planning Engineer, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 or apatterson@alleganygov.org.  Questions may be directed to Mrs. Patterson by email or phone at 301-876-9509.

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