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Maryland Legislature to Consider Land Use Correction Bill – HB 1257

In 2012, the Maryland General Assembly ratified the Land Use Article which revised Maryland’s existing land use statutes codified in Articles 66B and 28 of the Maryland Annotated Code. The primary purpose of the 2012 Land Use Article — which governs the establishment and implementation of land use mechanisms by local governments in their jurisdictions […]

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Maryland Zoning Law Update – On the Agricultural Zone

In general, counties in Maryland like to preserve lands designated as agricultural zones.  Yet, at the same time, local zoning authorities are hesitant to constrict or constrain an agricultural landowner’s use of his property, so long as the use is intrinsically-related to agriculture.  In Frederick County, for example, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the […]

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Maryland Zoning Law Update

What happens when a property owner pits asserted development rights against a county’s master development plan? Unfortunately, that property owner loses. Although this statement seems rather simplistic, that’s exactly what the Maryland Court of Appeals recently held in the case of HNS Development v. People’s Council of Baltimore County, et al., No. 85, September Term, […]

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