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Zoning Board

***PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO CONSTRUCTION IN THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICE THERE WILL BE NO HEARINGS HELD IN AUGUST***

 

ZONING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING
ZONING BOARD RULES OF PROCEDURE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2022 @ 7:00 PM


Notice is hereby given that a public hearing as scheduled above will be held by the Zoning Board of  Howard County, in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland, and via WebEx to consider certain proposed amendments to the Zoning Board Rules of Procedure.

       The right is hereby reserved to the Zoning Board of Howard County to consider all written and oral comments produced at the hearing and any written comments submitted to the Zoning Board office, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043 by Noon June 3, 2022; and as a result thereof, to modify, alter and/or change by either additions and/or deletions to the existing Rules of Procedure, all of which shall be at the sole discretion of the said Zoning Board of Howard County, including the right to adopt the same in whole or in part.

            A copy of the certain proposed amendments to the Zoning Board Rules of Procedure- primarily implementing Council Bill 77-2021- can be found on the link below. If you have any questions or need help accessing the Rules, please contact Ashley Aguilar, Board Administrator, at 410-313-2395.
 

Proposed Rules of Procedure Changes

**Please note in the newspaper advertisements, CB 77-2021 was incorrectly published as CB 77-2022. The correct Council Bill reflected in the Proposed Zoning Board Rules of Procedure above is CB 77-2021. If you have any questions, please call Board Administrator, Ashley Aguilar at (410) 313-2395.**
 
***PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO CONSTRUCTION IN THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICE THERE WILL BE NO HEARINGS HELD IN AUGUST***

 

Upcoming Important Dates: 

June 1, 2022 @7pm
Public Hearing 
Agenda

Hybrid Hearing - Banneker Room in the George Howard Building & Live Streamed

If you would like to testify, please sign up HERE


June 15, 2022 @7pm
Hearing to vote on Rules

Hybrid Hearing - Banneker Room in the George Howard Building & Live Streamed

 

ZONING BOARD CASES

The Howard County Zoning Board will host hybrid hearings or worksessions for the below cases.  If you would like to join the meeting to view and hear the presentation you may attend in the Banneker Room in the George Howard Building or attend virtually via WebEx. If you wish to testify at a hearing, you will need  to register. Please contact the Board Administrator to register to testify at [email protected]

Exhibit submission information:

All Exhibits must be submitted to [email protected] by 12:00pm the day of the hearing.

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

WebEx test meeting link: https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.htmlThis link provides instructions for the test meeting (not required, but helpful):
https://help.webex.com/en-us/nti2f6w/Webex-Meetings-Join-a-Test-Meeting

For Technical Assistance during the hearing please e-mail [email protected] for immediate response.

Those who wish to participate virtually will need to sign up online at the links provided below. 
   

CURRENT ZONING BOARD CASES:

 

TO BE SCHEDULED: 
 
ZB 1126M - Howard County Dept. of Public Works (Courthouse)

Continued by request of the Zoning Board
Time/Date to be Determined

To change the zoning of the former Howard County
Courthouse properties totaling approx. 6.19 acres from
HO (Historic Office) to HC (Historic Commercial)
(8360 Court Avenue, 1 Park Ave. & 3716 Court Place)
For more information and details, click here.

RECENT CASES: 

ZB 1118M - ERICKSON AT LIMESTONE VALLEY

To rezone 62.11 acres from B-2 & RC-DEO to CEF-M
for development of a continuing care retirement community
and to permit the expansion/relocation and architectural 
enhancement of the existing Freestate Gasoline Service Station
(MD 108, 12170 Clarksville Pike & p/o 5450 Sheppard Lane)
For more information and details, click here.
 

ZB 1119M  - HRVC Ltd. Partnership, c/o Kimco Realty Corp.

Redevelopment of Hickory Ridge Village Center
To amend the Preliminary Development Plan
(6430-6470 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD)
For more information and details, click here.

 

ZONING BOARD

Council members comprise the membership of the Zoning Board, the county's zoning authority. The Zoning Board guides the future growth of the County in accordance with a General Plan which is developed to ensure the most beneficial and coherent relationships among the county's residential, nonresidential and public areas. The County's zoning regulations guard the character, social, and economic stability of the County.

Members

Deb Jung, Chair
Liz Walsh, Vice Chair
Opel Jones
Christiana Rigby
David Yungmann

Hearings

All Zoning Board hearings are held in the Banneker Room unless noted otherwise. For further information, please contact the Zoning Board office at (410) 313-2395.

Zoning Counsel

A Zoning Counsel is employed by the County Council on a part-time, contractual basis. The Zoning Counsel appears at all Zoning Board hearings concerning piecemeal zoning map amendments for the purposes of producing evidence and testimony in support of the comprehensive zoning classification of the property and to facilitate the compilation of a complete record. The Zoning Counsel may present evidence and witnesses, examine and cross-examine witnesses, and present argument, however, does not represent the County, is not a party to a case and does not have a right of appeal in connection with any case. The Zoning Counsel may advise citizens individually and is available to speak to any group regarding zoning procedures in Howard County, but cannot engage in the practice of law or render legal advice. The current Zoning Counsel is Eileen Powers.