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P&Z Minutes 6-7-2016

June 7, 2016
Planning & Zoning Commission
Minutes
June 7,2016


The Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Cambridge met on Tuesday,
June 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 305 Gay Street, Cambridge, Maryland.
Commissioners in Attendance: William Craig, Chair; Marshall Rickert, Vice-Chair; Mary
Losty, Hubert Trego, Eugene Lauer, Jerry Burroughs
Others in attendance included: Rob Collison, City Attorney; Pat Escher, City Planner; LaSara
Kinser, Planning and Zoning Assistant; Frank Cooke, City Council Liaison
Mr. Craig called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM and asked for a moment of silence.
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May 3, 2016
Ms. Losty made a motion to approve the minutes with no changes. Mr. Lauer seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously, with Mr. Burroughs abstaining because he was not at the
meeting.
Mr. Craig asked for any changes to the agenda. Ms. Escher indicated that there would be one
additional item for discussion.
Regular Business:
PZ 20106·015 Day Care Home, 1682 Terrapin Circle
The application was represented by property tenant, Rebecca Beans. After a report by staff, who
explained that in addition to Ms. Beans' request to operate a daycare, the application also
requests permission to operate with extended hours, in order to accommodate the schedules of
families who work late at night/shift work and need childcare. Ms. Beans indicated that she has
been approved by the Office of Childcare and the Fire Marshall and that she has three more
classes to take to finish her certification. There was further discussion regarding the timeline of
Ms. Beans' classes, her current employment, the notice to adjacent property owners, potential
case precedent, what is allowable without a text amendment regarding the proposed extended
hours of operation, proposed extended hours of the daycare, ages of the children, proposed
sleeping quarters for the children, anticipated opening day, proposed hours the children may be
outside. the consent of the property owner, the difference between daycare, home and daycare.
center in the DOC. There was no public comment on the application.
The Commission directed staff to review the current language regarding daycare. home in the
UDC and bring proposed language regarding extended hours at the next meeting.
Mr. Rickert made a motion to approve the application subject to the applicant conforming to the
hours currently codified in the ordinance and that children should only be permitted outside
during daylight hours. Ms. Losty seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
PZ 2016·016 Exterior Remodel of Dorchester Square, Premier Cinemas and adjacent
shops, 2759 Dorchester Square
The application was represented by Megan Rauch. of Rauch Incorporated, and the project
architect of Atellier 11 Architecture, after a report by staff. The Commission asked some
questions of staff before addressing Ms. Rauch. There was discussion regarding which buildings
would be included in the scope of work. the proposed colors, the proposed landscaping,
sidewalks, further site work and lighting plan, cart racks, and the scope of P&Z approval. There
was public comment by Ms. Kristin Baybrick, of 319 Willis St. There was also a conversation
regarding the need for further cart racks and better pedestrian access across the parking lot.
Mr. Lauer made a motion to approve the request as recommended by staff. Mr. Trego seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously. The approval did not include signage or landscaping1
which will come to staff for further review.
PZ 2016·017 Special Exception for a restaurant in the NC 3 Zone District, 824 Locust
Street
The application was represented by Theresa Lamar (property owner) and Tammy Hickman
(property manager) after a report by staff. There was discussion regarding the amount of
proposed parking at the property, signage, the amount of existing parking, the outdoor seating
location and number of employees. There was public comment by Mr. Frank Cooke, 303 Mill St.
Ms. Losty made a motion to make a positive recommendation to the Board of Appeals without
any additional conditions. Mr. Trego seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
TA 2016-033 Text Amendment to remove section 2.4.2 D. 1. from the UDC, which prohibits
the rehabilitation nonconforming structures.
Staff gave a report explaining the nature of the text amendment1 namely that it is a technical
correction1 that was left in during a previous round of text amendments. The Commission asked
questions of staff regarding the scope of the amendment. Mr. Collison made a technical
correction to the language. There was no further discussion.
Mr. Rickert made a motion to favorably recommend the amendment to City Council. Mr. Trego
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Discussion items:
314 Mill St: Staff asked for an interpretation from the Planning and Zoning Commission on what
constitutes "proper and convenient lavatory facilities."
Non-Conforming signs: Staff asked for direction regarding non-conforming signs on lots with
two frontages. There was public comment by Frank Cooke.
Further Discussion:
There was further discussion on drug rehab facilities in the City, where there was public
comment by Kristen Baybrick. Frank Cooke, and Jane Devlin.
Adjourn
Mr. Craig asked for a motion to close the meeting. Mr. Burroughs made a motion to adjourn,
which was seconded by Ms. Losty, and passed unanimously. The meeting ended at 8: 15 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
LaSara Kinser, Planning and Zoning Assistant