By: Mike Kennedy|
August 21st, 2009
Category: Deep Creek Lake Real Estate, Garrett County News, Garrett County Real Estate, News, Wisp Real Estate
The recent update to the Garrett County Comprehensive Plan calls for proposed changes and revisions to various land use, zoning, and the Deep Creek Watershed Zoning Ordinances. The biggest changes that could affect real estate, property owners, and ultimately property values in the Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Ski Resort areas are as follows:
Scenic Vistas - the proposals include establishing several scenic protection areas around Deep Creek Lake. This may include future setback requirements that would push construction of new houses farther back from the edge of the slope atop certain mountains surrounding the lake that would essentially decrease views of the lake from that new house.
Architectural Standards - will try to establish building design standards for commercial developers in the lake area to ensure character compatibility for new commercial buildings.
New Land Classification Map - it includes the new Lake Residential 1 (LR1) and Lake Residential 2 (LR2) categories and also the new Agricultural Resource (AR) and Rural Resource (RR) zones. The preliminary draft of the new Deep Creek Lake Watershed Zoning Map can be found here.
Amendments the Garrett County Subdivision Ordinance that would require clustering in AR and RR zones with a minimum of 1.5 acre lot sizes and open space requirements.
The county will conduct public hearings on these proposed changes in the near future. Many current landowners in Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake watershed will be affected by these changes!! - please give us a call or shoot us an e-mail if you would like more information about how your property may be affected by these changes.