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P&Z Agenda

January 5, 2016

AGENDA AMENDED

The City of Cambridge Planning & Zoning Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday January 5, 2016, at 6:00 pm at Council Chambers, 305 Gay St., Cambridge, Maryland.  These are the following items scheduled:

Approve or amend agenda as presented

Approval of Minutes

December 1, 2015

 

Consent Agenda:

1. P&Z 2016 -05 Dairy Queen To construct a small addition and permit a drive thru use on the existing site.

Unfinished Business:

 

2. P&Z TA # 15 Text Amendments to various sections of the UDC to be coordinated with the City of Cambridge’s Building Code.

3. P&Z TA # 16 Text Amendment to remove the on-site residency requirement for the property owner of small commercial businesses in the NC Zone Districts and require that these properties have property manager that is a resident of Dorchester County. To allow commercial uses on corner lots that were not historically commercial. (Sec 4.2.3 B.1.)

(Sec. 4.2.3 B. 1.)

4. P&Z TA # 17 Technical Corrections to the UDC

a. Remove Group Home as a conditional use in the OS Zone District within the Permitted Use Table #1 and the UDC text. (Sec. 4.2.3 A. 6.)

b. Make requirements for a Day Care Home within the Downtown/Waterfront Development District consistent with the requirements for a Day Care Home elsewhere in the City. (Section 4.4.4 B. add language similar to Section 4.2.3 A.5)

5. P&Z TA # 18 Text amendment to remove the monetary limitations for repairs and maintenance for non-conforming structures; provided these improvements do not increase the building’s non-conformity. (Section 4.4.2 E.)

 

 

 

 

Regular Business:

6. P&Z 2016 – 06 Cambridge Plaza The redevelopment of a twenty four (24) acre site located on Route US 50.

Discussion Items:

1. Potential Text Amendments:

a. Permitted Use with Conditions within Sec. 4.2 - should this review be a staff review if the application complies with conditions? There are some uses within the section that require Planning Commission review and others are silent – should it be consistent across the board?

b. Text amendment to remove language for group home specifically for the mentally challenged to be reviewed by the Planning Commission. This use is and superseded by the state. The City would still require an application for tracking purposes. (Sec. 4.2.3 A. 6. g.)

c. The UDC is silent to Non-conforming Commercial Lots, should staff propose language to amend this Section? (Sec. 2.4.2 A.)

d. The Downtown/Waterfront Development District has no minimum lot sizes (Sec. 5.1.1 C.)

e. Non-Conforming Signs (Sec. 6.5.9 C.) Remove billboards from this section as this portion of the ordinance is not within the City’s jurisdiction.

f. City Charter

Section 12-15 Refuse, dumping of the City Code of Ordinances

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to dump earth, dirt, sand, ashes, garbage, gravel, rocks, trees, bricks, refuse, debris or other matter upon property within the corporate limits of the city, without written permission from the owner or owners thereof.

(b) Any person who shall violate this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction before a court competent jurisdiction shall be fined not less than 10.00 and not more than 100.00 for each and every offense, and shall stand committed to jail until such fine as costs are paid, and each and every violation of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

 

* Please note the Agenda is subject to change, the final agenda will be approved by the Commission at the Hearing.