News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have approved a proposed Critical Area Ordinance to repeal and replace Ordinance 2019-40 for Nonadjacent Growth Allocation giving St. Mary’s County the ability to change Critical Area overlay zones for specific development projects, subject to final approval by the Critical Area Commission.

The Critical Area regulations in the current zoning ordinance include a growth allocation process that allows a property’s Resource Conservation Area or Limited Development Area overlay zone designation to be changed to permit low intensity commercial use to take place on the property.

Commissioner Meetings are available for viewing on SMCG Ch. 95 or the county government YouTube Channel.

For more information on St. Mary’s County’s critical area program, visit the Land Use & Growth Management webpage.