Font

ZRA Cases Chart

This page contains active Zoning Regulation Amendments from 2008 to present. To see archived Zoning Regulation Amendments, click here.



 

ZRA Request Petitioner Technical Staff Report Planning Board Hearing PB Recommendation Council Bill Bill Status
179 To amend the Section 127.6 (TNC) of the Zoning Regulation to provide for expansion of certain permitted uses and to modify and clarify the bulk regulations for properties in teh Route 40 Corridor and to provide appropriate regulations for redevelopment of property with substantial existing structures and uses. David Moxley          
178 To amend the Howard County Zoning Regulations to add "hotels, motels, country inns and conference centers" as a matter of right in the B-1 district & to amend the definition of "hotels or motels" to allow for extended stays, not exceeding 6 months. K2 Properties, LLC

 

       
177 To amend various sections of the Zoning Regulations to clarify that an approved Final Development Plan (FDP) supersedes and embodies an approved Comprehensive Sketch Plan (CSP) and that future FDP amendments should not be reviewed for CSP compliance Valdis Lazdins, Director, Department of Planning and Zoning          
176 To amend the Howard County Zoning Regulations to delete Section 117.0: BRX (Business Rural Crossroads). Greg Fox and Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Members

2/16/17

Approval

3/2/17

Approved

  CB29-2017 Introduced
175  To amend Sections 128.0.A.4 & 128.0.I.8 to exempt farms in the RC District and farms 20 acres or larger in the RR District from Animal Shelter and Riding Academy and Stable setback requirements from dwellings on new residential lots. Valdis Lazdins, Director, Department of Planning and Zoning

1/19/17

Approval

2/16/17

Approved

  CB22-2017 Passed as Amended
174 To add a definition for Cottage Food Business to Section 103.0, Definitions; and a new Cottage Food Business use to Section 128.0.C.1. of the Home Occupations section of the Supplementary Zoning District Regulations. Mary Kay Sigaty, Council Memer

2/16/17

Approval w/revisions

3/2/17

Approved with revisions

  CB28-2017 Introduced
173 To amend Section 130.0.A.3 to clarify and define "aggrieved person" in the Zoning Regulations. Christopher Alleva          
172 To amend Section 128.0.K to make certain Neighborhood Preservation sending parcels eligible for a Conditional Use for Historic Building Uses. Stephen Ferrandi, Maryland Land Advisors December 1, 2016

Approval

1/19/17

  CB32-2017 Introduced
171 To amend Section 131.0 to add a Conditional Use for "School, Instructional" that will be permitted for properties adjoining a non-residential zoning district or an existing conditional use in R-20 Districts. Olenka Stasyshyn December 1, 2016

Denial

3/2/17

  CB31-2017 Introduced
170  To amend Section 125.0 of the Zoning Regulations (New Town zoning) regarding Downtown Revitalization development projects and Moderate Income Housing units and to amend Section 133.0 (Off-Street Parking) to update the base parking ratios for residential land uses.


 
Valdis Lazdins Director, Planning and Zoning March 31, 2016



Approval 
April 14, 2016 May 31, 2016

Approved with Amendment
CB54-2016 Passed as amended
169 To amend Section 128.0.D. in order to provide 1) that modular office buildings may be used as part of a CU Plan; 2) to provide that office trailers may be converted into modular office buildings; and 3) to provide that in all zoning district, a storage or refuse container may be used with certain conditions imposed. Warren H. Boyer  August 18, 2016



Denied

 9/1/16

DPZ text approved

     
168  To amend the Zoning Regulations to add 9 uses to be permitted as a matter of right in Section 117.3.C - Office Transition (OT) District. Demirel Plaza, LLC  August 18, 2016



Approved with revisions
 9/1/16

October 6, 2016 Approved with revisions 

CB72-2016 Passed as amended
167  To amend Section 131.0.N.39.b., to clarify language regarding noise being perceptible at lot lines for Pet Day Care Facilities. Elisa Kamens  July 21, 2016 DENIED 8/4/16

October 6, 2016    Denied

CB71-2016 Passed as amended
166 To amend Section 127.4.F.2.b. (TOD District) to remove "amenity areas" from 50% limitation on developable acreage. Binder Rock, LLC  April 14, 2016



Approval with revisions 
April 28, 2016 May 23, 2016

Approved
CB34-2016 Passed as amended 
165 To establish a new Conditional Use category in Section 131.0.0 for "Athletic Facilities, Commercial". Robert Haney July 7, 2016



Approved with revisions
July 21, 2016 August 16, 2016

Approved
CB60-2016 Passed 
164 To amend Section 106.1 County Preservation Easements and 131.0: Conditional Uses section to eliminate an unintended conflict that would prohibit the Commercial Solar Facilities on preservation parcels as a Conditional Use.  Council Member Calvin Ball April 14, 2016 Approval  May 10, 2016

May 23, 2016

Approved 

 

CB59-2016 Passed as amended
163 To amend Section 127.4.B.8., to remove requirement that single-family attached dwellings may not occupy more than 40% of the residential development area within a project in the TOD zone.  Council Member Jon Weinstein April 14, 2016



Approval with revisions
April 28, 2016  May 23, 2016

Approved
CB34-2016 Passed as amended
162 To amend Section 125.0 NT (New Town) District and the Downtown Columbia Plan to include Inclusionary Zoning provisions in the Downtown Columbia Revitalization process. Council Member Jennifer Terrasa March 31, 2016



Denied 
April 14, 2016 May 31, 2016

Denied 
CB44-2016  Failed
161 To allow certain properties (.5 acres or larger) located in R-20 district to be eligible to apply for a Conditional Use for a pet grooming establishment, provided all business activities are located entirely within the residence.  Timothy Martins November 18, 2015 Denied December 17, 2015

February 4, 2016  Denied

CB22-2016  Passed
160 To amend various sections of the Zoning Regulations to eliminate yard waste composting and mulching and add State of MD Regulations for Composting and Natural Wood Waste Recycling - based on discussions held by the Mulch and Wood Waste Task Force.  Dayton Rural Preservation Society          
159 To amend Sections 103.0 Definitions, 113.1 RMH (Residential Mobile Home) District, 117.1 BR (Business: Rural) District, 120.0 SC (Shopping Center) District, 121.1 CR (Commercial Redevelopment) Overlay District, 125.0 NT (New Town) District, 127.0 MXD (Mixed Use) Districts, 131.0 Conditional Uses, and 133.0 Off-Street Parking and Loading Facilities to update the existing regulations pertaining to Gasoline Service Stations Council Chair at Request of Howard County Fueling Station Task Force November 19, 2015 Approval with Revisions December 3, 2015 January 27, 2016 Approved with Revisions CB46-2016 Passed as amended
158 To amend Section 128: Supplementary Zoning District Regulations, to permit density from potential infill lots in R-20, R-12 & R-ED to be sent to R-SA-8, R-A-15, R-APT and CAC under certain circumstances   Council Member Jon Weinstein May 5, 2016



Approved with Revisions 
May 19, 2016 June 15, 2016

Approved 
   
156 To clarify an amendment enacted during the 2013 Comp Zoning & to add new Section 127.5.E.3.d. to allow further reduction in commercial space required in CAC for certain properties subject to payment of optional fee Atapco Howard Square I Business Trust June 4, 2015 Approved with Revisions June 18, 2015 October 25, 2015 CB2-2016 Vetoed April 12, 2016



Veto Overridden May 2, 2016
151 To amend Section 118.0 of the Zoning Regulations (B-1 zoning district) to allow for a "driving" school within the B-1 district as a matter of right. C. Godfrey Garvey March 3, 2015 April 9, 2015 April 23, 2015    
125 Sec. 118.B. to add "kennels" as a matter or right in B-1 District Happy Dog Care, Inc. December 17, 2009 Approved with Modifications February 4, 2010 March 25, 2010 Denied    
124 Sec. 103.A. to add new Section 139.2. (Route 40 Manual) Forest Venture II, LLC March 25, 2009 Denied May 6, 2010      
116 Erickson Retirement Communities, to amend Section 103: Definitions and Section 127.1: PSC (Planned Senior Community) to provide appropriate regulations for a campus style Continuing Care Retirement Community ("CCRC"). Erickson Retirement Communities          
115 Forest Motel, Inc., to amend the Zoning Regulations of Howard County to amend Section 117.3 (OT District) to add new Section C for the addition of an ice cream store and allow long term uses to continue in an OT zone. Forest Motel, Inc.   October 22, 2009      
110 Aladdin Rock, LLC, to amend Section 127.5.E.3.e (Moderate Income Housing). Aladdin Rock, LLC. September 30, 2008 Denied        
96 Amend various sections of the Zoning Regulations establishing new special bulk requirements for density and for minimum lot size applicable to Neighborhood Infill Subdivisions and Neighborhood Infill Re-subdivisions... Marsh McLaughlin, Director, Planning and Zoning February 13, 2008 February 28, 2008