The City’s updated Comprehensive Plan, visionHagerstown 2035, was adopted on April 3, 2018. In order to implement the Comprehensive Plan, staff are initiating a Comprehensive Rezoning to create conforming uses and consistency between the future land use plan and our current zoning map.
When developing the new Comprehensive Plan for the City, visionHagerstown 2035, the Planning Commission reviewed the conforming and non-conforming status for areas with inconsistent zoning, changes that had occurred since the prior comprehensive rezoning, mistakes which had been made in delineating zoning lines, and the expressed plans of property owners. As a result of this analysis, the plan’s Future Land Use map included recommended areas for a future Comprehensive Rezoning.
After the Planning Commission’s review of the Comprehensive Rezoning, they proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan which included changes in Future Land Use Designations and the incorporation of the newly created Institutional zone. Mayor and Council have adopted these amendments to the Comprehensive Plan to allow for some adjustments to the recommended Comprehensive Rezoning as reviewed by the Planning Commission last summer.
The Mayor and Council’s held public hearings on the properties being affected by the Comprehensive Rezoning on February 25, 2020 and April 28, 2020. The public record remained open for 10 days following the public hearings. The Mayor and Council approved the Comprehensive Rezoning Ordinance on June 23, 2020 and it became effective on July 23, 2020