PLANNING AND ZONING

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AGENDA

AUGUST 21, 2018

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Meetings are held in the Council Chambers on the 1st floor of City Hall, 301 N. Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland

At 6:45 PM

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes of August 7, 2018

II. PUBLIC HEARINGS

At 7:00 PM

To consider amending Article V, Division 2. Height, Area and Bulk Restrictions, Section 110-905. Yards and open space generally. (Existing language in bold, proposed language addition in italics)

HVAC units located not less than three feet from any lot line in all zoning districts except MH mobile home residential district. Replacement HVAC units for existing structures that cannot meet the three foot setback may be permitted to be no closer than two feet from any lot line only when the replacement unit is not adjacent to a bedroom of a neighboring residential unit and when adequate access for emergency services is maintained. Yard Location: F – Front, S – Side, R – Rear

HVAC units located not less than two feet from any lot line within the MH mobile home residential district. Replacement HVAC units for existing structures that cannot meet the two foot setback may be permitted to be no closer than one foot from any lot line only when the replacement unit is not adjacent to a bedroom of a neighboring residential unit and when adequate access for emergency services is maintained. Yard Location: F – Front, S – Side, R – Rear
APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION (FILE #18-14100004)

At 7:10 PM
To consider amending Article V, Division 2. Height, Area and Bulk Restrictions, Section 110-905. Yards and open space generally. (Existing language in bold, proposed language addition in italics)

Completely open, unenclosed, uncovered steps with a covered or uncovered landing not more than 48 inches square (excluding railing) and handicap ramps may project a maximum distance of 48 inches from the first floor level only and must be located not less than five feet from any lot line. Yard Location: F – Front, S – Side, R – Rear

Completely open, unenclosed deck at the first floor level only, uncovered or covered by a roof or canopy, and located not less than five feet from any lot line in the MH, mobile home residential district and shall not exceed minimum building code heights. Permits for covered decks require MH Park Association approval.

Yard Location: S – Side
APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION (FILE #18-14100005)

At 7:20 PM
To consider amending Article II, Division 8. Site Plan Review, Section 110-181(b)(4). Application. (Existing language in bold, proposed language addition in italics)
(b) In reviewing a site plan, the Planning Commission shall consider and impose requirements where deemed appropriate with respect to the following:
(4) Pedestrian movement, including, but not limited to, clear and unobstructed eight (8) foot wide sidewalks, where practicable.
APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION (FILE #18-14100006)

At 7:30 PM
To consider amending Article V, Division 2. Height, Area and Bulk Restrictions, Section 110-905. Yards and open space generally. (Existing language in bold, proposed language addition in italics)

Fences and walls not more than 3 ½ 4 feet in height above ground in the required yard. Fences and walls not more than 3 ½ feet in height when within 20 feet of a private driveway, public street, or alley to maintain a clear sight triangle for traffic as illustrated below. Yard Location: F – Front, S – Side, R – Rear
APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION (FILE #18-14100007)

At 7:40 PM
To consider amending Article V, Division 2. Height, Area and Bulk Restrictions, Section 110-905. Yards and open space generally. (Existing language in bold, proposed language addition in italics)

Accessory buildings and structures which are not a part of the main building, provided that such buildings and structures do not occupy more than 30 percent of the area of the required yard, and are located not less than five feet from any lot line. Yard Location: S – Side, R – Rear
APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION (FILE #18-14100008)

At 7:50 PM
To consider amending Article II, Division 5. Conditional Uses, Section 110-128. Amendment of Conditional Use. (Existing language in bold, proposed language addition in italics) The procedure for amendment of an approved conditional use, or a request for a change of conditions attached to an approval, shall be the same as for a new application, except that minor amendments of an approved site plan may be approved by the board at a regular meeting after written reports by the administrator that the amendments are minor and do not require a public hearing.
APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION (FILE #18-14100009)

 

STAFF/ATTORNEY COMMENTS – Further discussion of Comprehensive Plan Update process and request for joint workshop with the Mayor and City Council

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
PUBLIC COMMENTS
ADJOURNMENT

Applicants or their representatives are required to be present at their PUBLIC HEARING/SITE PLAN/RESUBDIVISION/APPOINTMENT reviews.

2018 SCHEDULE

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Commission Members

  • Pamela Greer Buckley, Chairperson
  • Peck Miller, Secretary
  • Joel Brous
  • Palmer Gillis
  • Christopher M. Shanahan
  • Lauren Taylor
  • Joe Wilson
  • William E. Esham III, Attorney

Correspondence to the Commission should be directed to the Department of Planning and Community Development – [email protected]

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