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P&Z Minutes 9-6-2016

September 6, 2016
Planning & Zoning Commission
Minutes
September 6,2016



The Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Cambridge met on Tuesday,
September 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 305 Gay Street, Cambridge,
Maryland.
Commissioners in Attendance: Bill Craig, Chair; Marshall Rickert, Vice-Chair; Mary Losty,
Chantay Nelson, Hubert Trego, Eugene Lauer, Jerry Burroughs
Others in attendance included: Rob Collison, City Attorney; Pat Escher, City Planner; LaSara
Kinser, Planning and Zoning Assistant
Mr. Craig called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM and asked for a moment of silence.
Minutes
August 2,2016
Ms. Losty made a motion to accept the minutes without changes. Mr. Lauer seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously. Mr. Rickert abstained because he was not present at the meeting.
August 16, 2016
Mr. Trego made a motion to accept the minutes without changes. Ms. Nelson seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
Unfinished Business:
PZ 2017·003 Shoal Creek Center 630 Sunburst Highway - Fa~ade Improvements
Tim Crosby, project architect, represented the application, after a brief report by staff. Mr.
Crosby indicated that the applicants would agree to complete the pre-approved landscaping plan,
and will complete several rear modifications. There was some discussion regarding other
architectural elements such as paint color, lighting, dumpster screening materials and rear trim.
Mr. Crosby agreed to submit a site plan, dumpster detail, and lighting plan.
Mr. Lauer made a motion to approve the application contingent on staff comments and
clarifications. Mr. Trego seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Text Amendments:
PZ 2017- TA 4 Text Amendment to allow a pub and an associated micro-brewery and
distillery in the Downtown Waterfront Development District sub district, Core, General
Commercial and CMU Zone Districts.
The text amendment was represented by staff, who updated the previous materials by distributing
the state statute regarding micro-breweries and distilleries. There was discussion regarding the
issuing body for liquor licenses in Cambridge, whether or not the use should be permitted by
special exception, and what reasonable conditions might be imposed on the use. There was no
public comment on the text amendment. The Commission directed staff to bring back language
regard'ng conditions in October.
Discussion Items:
There were several items for discussion including:
Solar Farms
Text Amendment regarding contiguous non-conforming lots Section 2.4.2
Signs - Fluttering signs vs flags
Banner - Time limitations
Non-conforming Signs - Commissioner Burroughs
ContractorlDeveloper Procedures - Commissioner Burroughs
Adjourn
Mr. Craig asked for a motion to close the meeting. Mr. Lauer made a motion to adjourn, which
was seconded by Mr. Burroughs and which passed unanimously. The meeting ended at 7:49 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
LaSara Kinser, Planning and Zoning Assistant