Military Installation Overlay Zoning Map Amendment
On January 19, 2016, the County Council, directed the Planning Board to prepare a Military Installation Overlay Zoning Map Amendment. This process will apply the Military Installation Overlay (M-I-O) Zone to properties within the defined Impact Area for Joint Base Andrews. On November 19, 2015, the County Council, passed CB-42-2015 (PDF), creating the Military Installation Overlay Zone (MIOZMA) which contains land use regulations and development review procedures for properties in the vicinity of Joint Base Andrews.
The Planning Department staff worked with two committees, the Policy Committee and the Technical Committee, to prepare the study. The Policy Committee provided guidance for the process and approved the study recommendations. This committee included elected officials and their representatives, military personnel, state government staff, and a business community representative. The Technical Committee, comprised of county, state, and military staff, provided professional advice.