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Posted on: January 31, 2019

County Executive Gardner Proposes Legislation to Better Manage Residential Growth

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Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today detailed legislation she is proposing that would better manage residential development outside of municipalities. During her public information briefing, Executive Gardner outlined a measure to limit the use of legal contracts known as Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreements, and to require any future agreements to include an enhanced public benefit for Frederick County taxpayers. 

“Residential growth continues to be a hot topic in Frederick County,” Executive Gardner said. “My goal is to ensure that new housing is timed with the County’s ability to provide roads, schools, and other services so that we maintain our high quality of life. Our citizens deserve nothing less.” 

Please see the attached press release and photo for more information, visit or watch today’s public information briefing.

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