Commission Recommends Rezoning

BLYTHEWOOD – Planning Commission member Malcolm Gordge was elected chairman of the panel Monday night following Chairman Mike Switzer’s resignation at the beginning of the P.C.’s monthly meeting. Switzer said he had too much on his plate to continue serving as chairman, but will continue in his role as a commission member.

The Commission also voted to recommend that Town Council rezone a property on Syrup Mill Road from Rural Estate (RE) to Rural (RU). Property owner Jeremy Tesimale appeared before the Commission requesting the rezoning which he said would allow him to subdivide the 4-acre property for sale. RE zoning requires a minimum acreage of 4 acres, while RU requires a minimum of 1 acre. Tesimale told commissioners that his neighbors, who have a mixture of RE and RU zoning, were all fine with the rezoning. The item will now go before Town Council for two votes. A public hearing will be advertised and held prior to the final vote.