Process: The piecemeal rezoning process is applicant driven. This means applicants must contact the Department of Planning to inquire about rezoning a property. There are 2 arguments that can be made for a property to be rezoned: 1. A substantial change in the neighborhood has occurred 2. There was a mistake made in the existing zoning. The change or mistake argument is detailed in the Maryland Annotated Code, specifically the Land Use Articles. Applicants prepare a submission packet with property information/history, infrastructure details, change or mistake argument, etc. A staff report is prepared by the Department of Planning based on the applicant’s submission packet and is then presented to the County’s Planning Commission (PC) as well as the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). All piecemeal rezonings must go through the public hearing process.
Piecemeal Rezoning’s Currently in Process
None in process