Council votes to rezone two properties

BLYTHEWOOD – During a lengthy meeting Monday night, town council approved first reading on two rezoning issues.

In a unanimous vote, council approved a zoning map amendment for a 10.4-acre property on Langford Road, rezoning the property from Rural District (RU) to Multi-Neighborhood Commercial District (MC) within the Architectural Overlay District. One of the property owners, Jim McLean, represented the applicant, JNT. The MC zoning district has a medium land use intensity for residential, civic, office and retail categories, according to the town’s zoning ordinance.

The property (TMS# 17800-01-01) is located on Langford Road across from the new Blythewood Farm subdivision and near the intersection with Sandfield Road.

Council also approved in a 5-0 vote, first reading to rezone .410 acres owned by Barbara Ball, the applicant, from Town Center District (TC) to Community Commercial District (CC), also within the Architectural Overlay District.

The property (TMS# 15214-03-01) is located at 500 Main Street.

According to the Town’s zoning ordinance, the Architectural Overlay District is intended to require the review and receipt of a certificate of appropriateness from the board of architectural review for

  • new construction, major improvement or exterior alteration of existing structures which
  • meet the requirements for review. It is intended to promote the development of
  • aesthetically pleasing commercial areas which invite business establishments and will
  • attract resident and visitor patronage $50,000 to

The second and final vote on both property rezonings will be taken at the October, 2021 meeting.

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