Commission votes to recommend lot restrictions

November 30, 1994

Hampstead Planning and Zoning Commission members Monday night unanimously recommended the Town Council adopt an ordinance restricting developers from recording more than 50 lots in a 12-month period.

Carroll County officials, who recently adopted such an ordinance, have asked each municipality to pass similar regulations to help county services keep pace with development.

The ordinance halves the number of lots permitted each year, because previous regulations allowed developers to record 25 lots each quarter.

But Hampstead commission members also recommended that town officials revise the county ordinance slightly, adding that no more than 50 dwelling units could be recorded in a 12-month period.

"I think part of this ordinance is to limit the number of dwelling units," said commission member Dennis E. Wertz. "My concern is that a development containing apartments or condominiums can have 50 apartments on one lot."

Town Council members will likely consider the proposed ordinance at their next meeting Dec. 13.

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