Allan H. Kittleman

Council looks at stiffer reviews for development near Howard's scenic roads

Council looks at stiffer reviews for development near Howard's scenic roads

Tighter restrictions and reviews for developments planned along or near scenic roads in Howard County are being considered by the County Council.

Councilwoman Jen Terrasa is co-sponsoring legislation that would require more reviews and public meetings for developments that have more than 99 units planned near any of the more than five dozen roads that are designated as scenic in Howard County.

“It’s the basic problem of more traffic causing more safety concerns,” said Terrasa, a Democrat.

“I need for my community to be safe, and I want them to have an opportunity for input,” she said.

The proposed legislation, which was put on hold last month and is expected...

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