Legal briefs

At its Aug. 17 meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. and take place in the Public Meeting Room of the County Administration Building, located at 10001 Iron Bridge Road, the Planning Commission will hold public hearings on the following matters:

An ordinance amendment that would waive some planning fees until June 30, 2011.

  • An amendment of the subdivision ordinance relating to the residential parcel subdivision definition to allow creation of a parcel for an immediate family member and their spouse.
  • An ordinance amendment relating to residential care homes, including assisted living facilities and group homes, that would allow residential care facilities for a maximum of eight persons who are aged, infirmed or disabled in R, R-TH, R-MF, MH, A and TND zoning districts.
  • An ordinance amendment related to temporary health care structures and associated fees, which would allow, with certain restrictions, a temporary structure accessory to a single-family dwelling to facilitate the care of an impaired person in residential districts. A permit is required and a new $100 permit fee is imposed pursuant to the authority from the County Charter and state code sections.
  • An ordinance amendment that would allow, with certain restrictions, two attached dwelling units in R and A districts, one of which is occupied initially by at least one impaired person. A permit is required and a new $100 permit fee is imposed pursuant to authority from the County Charter and state code sections.
  • An ordinance amendment relating to the requirements for a Columbarium. The amendments would define “Columbarium” as “a permanently designated structure or location, including scatter and memory gardens, containing cremated human remains” and would allow their use, with restrictions, in the agricultural, residential, neighborhood office, neighborhood business and traditional neighborhood development zoning districts. Proposed restrictions would require that the Columbarium be used in conjunction with a church or other place of worship and that the church or place of worship maintain permanent records of the next of kin or nearest relative of the deceased.
  • In the Dale district, Carol Y. Lane requests renewal of conditional use (Case 05SN0248) and amendment of the zoning district map to permit a family day care home in a residential (R-7) district on .4 acres known as 6228 Thierry Court. The Comprehensive Plan suggests the property is appropriate for residential use of 1.0 to 2.5 dwelling units per acre.
  • In the Dale district, Wawa requests rezoning and amendment of the zoning district map from Corporate Office (O-2) to Community Business (C-3) on 1.3 acres fronting 290 feet in two places on the east line of Iron Bridge Road, 70 feet and 540 feet north of Cogbill Road. The Comprehensive Plan suggests the property is appropriate for mixed use corridor use.
  • In Dale Magisterial District, Nancy S. McCall requests conditional use and amendment of the zoning district map to a permit family day care home in a residential (R-12) district on .3 acre known as 6006 Springmount Road. The Comprehensive Plan suggests the property is appropriate for residential use of 1.0 – 2.5 dwelling units per acre.

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