Current and Recent Amendments

The Division of Planning and Permitting is responsible for reviewing applications for zoning map amendments or what is commonly referred to as a rezoning.  Two public hearings are involved in this process. The first hearing is before the Frederick County Planning Commission, which makes a recommendation to the County Council. The second hearing is before the County Council, which makes a final decision.

The Rezoning Process


Zoning Text Amendments


County Council Bills 2023

Zoning Map Amendments


ApplicationScheduleDocuments

R-23-02 S. W. Barrick & Sons MM

Applicant: Aggregate Management, Inc.

Date Application Submittal Deemed Complete: December 27, 2023

Request: Rezone 72.8 acres of Agricultural (A) land to Mineral Mining (MM) on a 292.6-acre parcel

Location: 11609 Legore Bridge Road


Request withdrawn by Applicant
Vicinity Map
2014 Mining Permit Renewal Application
2020 Mining Permit Renewal Application
Adjoining Property Owners
Applicant Disclosure Form
Boundary Plat
Concept Plan
Drill Map & Test Results
Frederick County Water & Sewage Plan
Geological Map
Justification Statement
Legore Bridge Road Property Deed
Mining License
Mining Permit
SDAT Data Sheet
Surface Mining Plan
Applicant Disclosure Form Supplement

R-21-02 Knowledge Farms

Applicant: Knowledge Farms Partners, LLC

Date Application Submittal Deemed Complete: February 14, 2022

Date Revised Application Submittal Deemed Complete: July 27, 2023

Request: Rezone 34.64 acres from Office Research Industrial (ORI) to Mixed Use Development (MXD)

Location: 3280 Urbana Pike, across from Campus Drive and east of The Woodlands of Urbana

Rescheduled - 
County Council Public Hearing, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 5:30 pm


Original -
County Council Public Hearing Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm
UPDATED: Transmittal Memo
UPDATED: Staff Report

REVISED: Justification Statement
REVISED: Concept Use Plan
REVISED: Concept Plan
REVISED: Traffic Analysis
Public Comments Received by the Planning Commission September 26, 2023 Through October 17, 2023
Public Comments Received by County Council October 20, 2023 through January 12, 2024
Public Comments Received by County Council January 12, 2024 - February 5, 2024

Transmittal Memo
Staff Report
Justification Statement
Vicinity Plan
Concept Use Plan
Transportation Map
Comprehensive Plan/Land Use Map
Natural Features Map
Boundary Survey
Traffic Impact Analysis
Traffic Impact Analysis Appendix
Public Comments Received Through March 7, 2022
Public Comments Received March 8, 2022 Through March 14, 2022

R-23-01 The Suzanne Family Irrevocable Trust GI
Applicant: 2404 Ballenger Creek Pike LLC & 2518 Ballenger Creek Pike LLC
Date Application Submittal Deemed Complete: March 29, 2023
Request: Rezone 257.82 acres of Agricultural (A) to General Industrial (GI)
Location: West side of Ballenger Creek Pike south of East Basford Road

Planning Commission Public Hearing - TBDStaff Report
Justification Statement
Adjoining Property Owners
Disclosure Form
Property Line Exhibit
Vicinity Map
Deed - 2404 Ballenger Creek Pike
Deed - 2518 Ballenger Creek Pike
R-22-04 New Market East
Applicant: RJD Development Corp.
Date Application Submittal Deemed Complete: June 6, 2022
Request: Rezone 22.92 acres of Office/Research/Industrial (ORI) and 77.89 acres of R-5 to Limited Industrial (LI)
Location: South side of Baldwin Road east of Green Valley Road (MD 75)
Planning Commission Public Hearing - TBDStaff Report
Justification Statement
Property Line Exhibit
Vicinity Map
Comprehensive Land Use Map
Existing Zoning Map
Proposed Zoning Map
Sewer Map
Water Map
Existing Conditions
Concept Plan
Transportation Map
Traffic Impact Study
R-22-03 Windridge GI
Applicant: Windridge Properties L.C. and Windridge Farm, L.L.C.
Date Application Submittal Deemed Complete: May 18, 2022
Request: Rezone 223.524 acres from Agricultural (A) to GI (General Industrial)
Location: 3681A Cap Stine Road, North side of the intersection of Cap Stine Road and MD Route 351 (Ballenger Creek Pike)
On May 2, 2023, the County Council voted to deny the request.
Planning Commission Transmittal Memo
Staff Report
Applicant Documents
Applicant Documents 2 (Received 4/14/23)
Staff Presentation to the Planning Commission
Public Comments

R-22-02 Amendment to Cromwell PUD R-19-01
Applicant:  Cromwell Investments LC
Date Application Submittal Deemed Complete: July 22, 2022
Request:  Amendments to (1) include a new 2.4-acre public use site on the Cromwell Property, a 160.8-acre Planned Unit Development, and to (2) remove a condition stating that no building permits shall be used, except for model homes, until five years after the effective date of Ordinance 20-05-005.
Location:  North side Old National Pike, East of Meadow Road
On April 18, 2023, the County Council voted to approve the request.
Ordinance
Staff Report
Application Cover Letter
Justification Statement
Disclosure Form
Owner Verification
Comprehensive Land Use Map
Transportation Map
Environmental/Natural Features Map
Building and Spaces Map
Property Identification Plat
Concept Plan
Public Comment
R-22-01 Kenel Farm MXD
Applicant: SJP Acquisitions, LLC
Date Application Submittal Deemed Complete: March 17, 2022
Request: Rezone 19.66 acres from Agricultural (A) to Mixed Use Development (MXD)
Location: 6126 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD 21703
On June 21, 2022 the County Council voted to approve the request.Approved Ordinance
Transmittal Memo
Staff Report
Revised Staff Report
Justification Statement
Concept Plan
Boundary Survey
Environmental/Natural Features Map
Land Use/Transportation Map
Traffic Impact Analysis
R-21-01 Park Place at Ballenger
Applicant: DR Acquisitions, LLC
Date Application Submittal Deemed Complete: January 26, 2022
Request: Rezone 2.978-acres from Agricultural (A) to Planned Unit Development (PUD)
Location: West side of Ballenger Creek Pike, adjoining Tuscarora High School property to the north
On June 21, 2022, the County Council voted to approve the request

Approved Ordinance
Transmittal Memo
Staff Report
Revised Staff Report
Justification Statement
Vicinity Map
Concept Plan
Land Use Map
Overall Land Use and Transportation Map
Aerial Map
Existing Features Map
Water and Sewer Classifications Map
Boundary Survey
Traffic Study Letter
R-19-01 Cromwell PUD
Applicant:  Cromwell Investments, LLC
Date Filed:  July 10, 2019
Request:  Rezone 160.8 acres from Agricultural (A) to Planned Unit Development (PUD)
Location:  North side Old National Pike, east of Meadow Road
On November 10, 2020 the County Council voted to approve the request.Approved Ordinance
Staff Report
Application
Justification Statement
Vicinity Map
Concept Plan
Transportation Map
Environmental Benefits
PowerPoint 9/8/2020
Miles Stockbridge Letter
Traffic Group Letter
R-19-02 Delauter MXD
Applicant:  Delauter Family, Hutzell Investments, LLC
Date Filed:  July 10, 2019
Request:  Rezone 27.6 acres from Office/Research/Industrial (ORI) to Mixed Use Development (MXD)
Location:  North side Old National Pike, east of Meadow Road
On November 10, 2020 the County Council voted to approve the request.
Approved Ordinance
Staff Report
Application
Justification Statement
Vicinity Map
Concept Plan
Natural Features Plan
Transportation Map
Environmental Benefits
Miles Stockbridge Letter
Traffic Group Letter
R-18-01 Whitmore/Biggs Ford Solar Project
Applicant: Ralph Whitmore/Biggs Ford Solar Center, LLC
Date Filed: September 21, 2018 
Request: Rezone 151 acres from Agricultural (A) to Solar Facility-Commercial Floating Zone
Location: Northwest corner of Biggs Ford Road and Dublin Road just outside of Walkersville
On February 19, 2019 the County Council voted to deny the request.
Staff Report
Council Resolution 19-03
Application
Justification Statement
Map of Applicant’s Holdings
Vicinity Map
Construction Phasing Schedule
Forgesolar Glare Analysis
Concept Plan

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Rezoning Process Infographic 2024