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Maryland Code, Land Use § 22-108

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(a) The purposes of this section are to:

(1) protect the historical, archaeological, architectural, or cultural heritage areas in Montgomery County and Prince George's County that comprise the regional district;  and

(2) preserve and enhance the quality of life in the community.

(b) In addition to the power to regulate planning, zoning, or subdivision, a district council may adopt local laws to protect, preserve, and enhance, as designated on the adopted and approved general plan:

(1) sites;

(2) structures and their appurtenances and environmental settings;  and

(3) districts of historical, archaeological, architectural, or cultural value.

(c)(1) The enactment and application of a local law under this section shall be:

(i) reasonable and appropriate to the purpose of this subtitle;  and

(ii) limited to the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the exterior of the site, structure, or district.

(2) If the enactment or application of a local law by the district council effects a taking of private property, the district council shall make provision for just compensation.

Cite this article: - Maryland Code, Land Use § 22-108 - last updated December 31, 2021 |

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