New CR Zones

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Last week, the County Council approved a new kind of hybrid zoning — the Commercial Residential (CR) zones. Combining traditional zoning provisions, such as use and dimensional standards and form-based provisions, such as street façade requirements and angular plane setbacks, these zones have been created to ensure : • Better predictability of allowed use, density, and height • More integrated services, residential opportunities, and public amenities • More sustainable growth patterns concentrated in existing commercial areas The CR zones are a family of zones based on a combination of use, density, mix, and height. A zone combines these factors and will be seen on the zoning map as, for example: CR2 C1 R1.5 H60. This sequence means that any property… Read more »

End of the Week Links: February 26th

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LOCAL A Visit To Velatis Silver Spring Singular SSS samples the caramels from Velatis, which recently opened on Georgia Avenue in a building previously occupied by trees. Mouth watering images included.  Lessons from a South American Bus Rapid Transit system Greater Greater Washington Councilmember George Leventhal traveled to Curitiba, Brazil to test out their BRT system. He shares his thoughts with GGW.  It’s Worse Than You Thought… but maybe better too Friends of White Flint An interesting recap of where Montgomery County is strong, and where it needs to improve relative to the Washington region.   How Silver Spring Park could be a good neighbor Greater Greater Washington / Just Up The Pike Wednesday Eclectica Thayer Avenue Two blogs share their thoughts on… Read more »