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6 PM Public Hearing: Zoning for the Village of Hughesville

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6 PM Public Hearing: Zoning for the Village of Hughesville

Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Department: 
Planning Commisison
Type of Notice: 
Public Notice
Date Posted: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:15am

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Charles County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on proposed new zoning for Hughesville Village, on April 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room located in the County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland.

Hughesville Village Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) #17-145 and Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA) #17-55

Charles County is working to develop new zoning for the Village of Hughesville. The purpose of the zoning is to promote a traditional, walkable pattern of development in the village, as envisioned by the Hughesville Village Revitalization Plan, adopted by the County Commissioners in 2007. The new zoning will promote the transformation of Old Leonardtown Road into a pedestrian-friendly “Main Street”; help promote redevelopment of existing properties; allow for supporting residential uses; and promote employment for the village and surrounding area by maintaining existing industrial land for this purpose. The proposed zoning would also encourage village scale and character, by providing pedestrian-friendly storefront design and amenities; providing sidewalks; requiring ample landscaping along the frontage of properties; and generally ensuring that the scale of development is compatible with the existing development in the village. The new zoning is intended to encourage new development while at the same time, preserve the existing village scale and character. The proposed Hughesville Village Zoning District consists of four Sub-Zones: Core, Gateway, Residential, and Employment. More information on the proposed zoning and proposed map can be found on the County website at http://www.charlescountymd.gov/pgm/planning/hughesville-village-revitalization-plan-and-implementation.

Citizens wishing to make verbal or written comments are encouraged to attend the hearing.  The file is available for review in the Department of Planning and Growth Management in the County Government Building, La Plata, Maryland.  For further information, contact Amy Blessinger at (301) 645-0650 or by e-mail at blessinga@charlescountymd.gov.

BY ORDER OF THE CHARLES COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Angela Sherard, Chairperson

Those citizens with special needs may contact Theresa Pickeral at voice phone number (301) 638-2409 or 870-3896 or Maryland Relay Service TDD 1-800-735-2258.

In the event that the notified meeting is canceled due to inclement weather or acts of nature beyond the control of the County, all items scheduled to be discussed or heard at the meeting will be rescheduled to April 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room.