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Land Use - Zoning Rewrite

Council's Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) committee , which is chaired by Nancy Floreen and includes Councilmembers Marc Elrich and George Leventhal, will be meeting regularly through fall 2013 to review the changes in the zoning ordinance that have been suggested by the County’s Planning Board. The committee will use the worksessions to make recommendations to the full Council, which will eventually decide what changes will be implemented.

Find the PHED committee meeting dates at: Council and Committee Meetings Calendar

The PHED Committee will meet in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville, will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). The broadcast also will be streamed through the council
video on demand site.

Please find the Frequently Asked Questions about the zoning rewrite and the listing of the PHED Committee Worksessions below.

Tentative Changes in Rewrite:

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday, March 4, is expected to formally adopt the first major changes in the County Zoning Ordinance since 1978. The Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee held numerous worksessions over a six-month period in 2013 and then the full Council held worksessions in January on revisions that were recommended by the County’s Planning Board.

The Council held two public hearings on the proposed changes. In a straw vote on Jan. 15, the Council tentatively agreed to revisions in Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 13-04. The Council has not yet taken action on District Map Amendment (DMA) G-956.

The revised version of the Zoning Ordinance, with all changes at

Council Worksessions

PHED Committee Worksessions

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