The Takoma Park City Council will discuss whether to support a Montgomery County Planning Department proposed zoning text amendment intended to simplify the review and authorization process for the establishment of new accessory apartments.
Under the current ordinance, a property owner must obtain a special exception from the county board of appeals to create an accessory apartment.
The amendment . Many residents objected, arguing that the special exception proceedings keep them informed and involved in the process.
Only ten accessory apartments, on average, are approved each year by the board, according to the county. Takoma Park currently has 53 approved accessory apartments, according to the city.
Let us know what you think about the amendment.
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