Rezoning Clears First Reading

BLYTHEWOOD – At its regular monthly meeting on June 30, Town Council passed first reading on a recommendation from the Planning Commission to rezone a property on Syrup Mill Road from Rural Estate (RE) to Rural (RU). Property owner Jeremy Tesimale had appeared before the Planning Commission earlier in June to request the rezoning, which he said would allow him to subdivide the 4-acre property for sale.

RE zoning is similar to RU zoning except that RE requires a minimum acreage of 4 acres, while RU zoning requires a minimum of 1 acre.

Tesimale told the Commission that his rural neighborhood is a mixture of RE and RU zoning and that he had talked to his neighbors about the rezoning and that they did not object to it. The matter will have to pass one more reading at the next Council meeting before it becomes final. A public hearing on the rezoning and the final vote are scheduled for July 29 at 7 p.m., at The Manor.