La Plata, Md. – On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Board of Commissioners received a briefing on plans for the Waldorf Urban Redevelopment Corridor. Staff presented challenges that have been experienced by the current property owners in the urban zoning districts, for implementation of the plans, including re-use of developed properties; attraction of new development; inability to lease existing buildings; and the necessity of investment in public amenities. They discussed options for temporary zoning changes to support the transition to a mixed-use, transit-oriented development over time. Commissioners took a bus tour of the area to learn more about the specific issues and understand the challenges for redevelopment.
Associate County Attorney Danielle Mitchell briefed Commissioners on legislative activities in the Maryland General Assembly. She provided an update on the status of legislative proposals that Commissioners submitted to the local delegation and other bills that are being considered that, if approved, could have direct impacts on county residents.
• An amended fiscal year 21 budget calendar, which moved the final budget work session to Wednesday, May 13, and final adoption of the budget to Wednesday, May 20.
• A letter of support for the Maryland Veterans Museum’s grant application to pay for signage and exhibits.
Commissioners appointed the following individuals to boards and commissions:
• Reappointed Mr. William Murray to the Planning Commission.
• Reappoint Wayne Magoon as Chairman to the Planning Commission.
Commissioners joined the Charles County Board of Education in recognizing high school state championships.
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