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Montgomery County, Md., Ord. No. 17-15 (June 26, 2012)
Brief Summary
Uncodified version of ordinance amending the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance to define the term “commercial kitchen” and to allow accessory commercial kitchens in some residential zones under certain circumstances.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Get, Make
State: Maryland
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Montgomery
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Commercial kitchen is a place for preparation of food that can be sold to the public (Sec. 59-A-2.1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 59-A-2.1.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
"Uncodified version of ordinance adopting Zoning Text Amendment No.: 11-08 . Amended the following sections of the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code: - DIVISION 59-A-2 ""DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION"" - Section 59-A-2.l ""Definitions"" - DIVISION 59-C-l ""RESIDENTIAL ZONES, ONE-F AMIL Y"" - Section 59-C-l.31 ""Land uses"" Did not check code for updates because multiple code sections are involved.".