Miller, Miller & Canby land use attorneys successfully secured the first local map amendment (rezoning) under Montgomery County's newly adopted zoning ordinance when the County Council agreed, by a vote of 8 to 1, to approve Nova-Habitat, Inc.'s local map amendment. The application sought to rezone four lots located along the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Kensington Parkway and Glenmoor Drive to the TF-12 zone to allow the creation of a 16-unit townhouse community. The County's new zoning ordinance, which was adopted on October 30, 2014, allows a landowner or contract purchaser to petition for a floating zone to increase the density on a property if certain standards are satisfied and the County Council is persuaded that the rezoning action will be consistent with the County's master plan and in the public interest. After a favorable review by staff at the Montgomery County Planning Department, a public review at the Montgomery County Planning Board, and a public hearing before the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings, the County Council agreed that approval of the application will further the County's planning goals by providing additional housing choices near major employment centers, mass transportation, and the recreational amenities of Rock Creek Park. Miller, Miller & Canby also assisted in obtaining the abandonment of a portion of the Glenmoor Drive right-of-way in conjunction with the rezoning action.
Miller, Miller & Canby congratulates its client, Nova-Habitat, Inc., on obtaining this precedent-setting local map amendment.
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