Zoning Code Rewrite Survey

To take the Zoning Rewrite Survey online, click HERE.

The Commissioners recently hired Peter Johnston and Associates (www.pjaassociates.com) out of Easton, MD to complete a rewrite of the Town’s Chapter 340 Zoning Code (the current Zoning Code can be found here.) The intent of the zoning code rewrite is to update the zoning code to state requirements, implement the goals of the Town’s 2015 Comprehensive plan, and create a zoning code that is clear and plans ahead for development in the Town into the future. The project quietly started in June and will be ramping up in the late summer and early fall. The zoning code rewrite project will take about a year. This page will be a forum to keep the public informed on the process and encourage community input on the zoning code rewrite process. Should you have comments, suggested changes, and ideas about the Town’s zoning code rewrite, feel free to contact Jean Weisman by email at jweisman@stmichaelsmd.gov.

Preliminary Drafts for the following sections:

Article VII Permitted Uses (revisions)
Article XIX Off-Street Parking Loading and Unloading (11-19-18 revisions)
BnB Recommendations (12-19-18 revisions)
Hotel Motel (12-12-18 revisions)

In June, the Commissioners and Planning Commission were interviewed about the existing zoning code and potential changes to the code for the Town. At the June 28, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting, Peter Johnston provided an summary of items heard in the interviews with the Commissioners and Planning Commission, as well as some basic observations about issues in our current zoning code. The Presentation can be found HERE.

In the coming weeks, the Town will be sending out a survey by mail and will have copies of the survey available in the Town Office and will also be out in the community at events asking the public for ideas and changes for the zoning code.