Council Amends ‘Livable Frederick’ Plan, Strengthens Property Rights

Seal_of_Frederick_County,_MarylandProtecting the rights of individual property owners was one the most notable of over 20 amendments the Frederick County Council made to the county’s Livable Frederick comprehensive plan.

From The Frederick News-Post:

The council voted 6-0 to approve an amendment proposed by Councilman Phil Dacey to add language to the plan to state that it should “consider the rights of individual property owners” in its legislation, regulations or policies.

Livable Frederick seeks to provide a more holistic approach when looking at the county’s future, with an attempt to move away from zoning maps based on parcels of land and focusing on factors that affect residents’ quality of life, such as employment, historic preservation, transportation and culture.

The article notes discussion was also had on a few amendments that ultimately failed.

Read The Frederick News-Post learn more.