Talk deferred on proposals for rezoning Taneytown panel seeks information

December 01, 1992|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

The Taneytown Planning and Zoning Commission was asked last night to consider rezoning several pieces of property around the city, but it deferred action on all the requests.

The commission wanted more information on how the proposals would affect the area.

During the commission's monthly meeting Marty Hackett, an engineer representing a local developer, said his associates were interested in using the remaining portion of the DeLaski property, opposite the Taney Corp. and Evapco Inc. on Route 194, for a housing development.

The land, beside St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Frederick Street, is zoned for commercial use only, said City Manager Joseph A. Mangini Jr.

Representatives of the Mountainbrook development were also interested in rezoning land, which in their case is property on the other side of a stream that runs alongside the DeLaski land.

The commission put off any decisions until the next meeting.

Members of the commission also discussed how to implement a new state law with Bobbie Moser, a county planner for the town. The law encourages concentration of development in areas where environmental impact is minimal and utilities are adequate to handle the growth.

It also restricts state funding for towns that fail to adhere to guidelines on development in areas such as flood plains, steep slopes and watersheds.

Ms. Moser discussed some "small town guidelines" the city should follow to make projects comply with the new state law.

The commission also delayed until its next meeting discussion of the second phase of the Sarah's Choice residential development, off George Street near Roberts Mill Run.

Mr. Mangini said the panel needs more comment from city engineers and other official agencies before being able to record the plat or agree to the construction plan.

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