The Brickyard Coalition opposes a proposed 9,000 sq ft restaurant and banquet facility like the one shown below in the heart of our residential community. This facility would be located among single-family homes adjacent to the C&O National Historic Park. The developers are abusing the intent of the zoning code and the Potomac Master Plan by calling it a “country inn.”
By way of the following Petition, we are asking the Montgomery County Council to amend the zoning ordinance to stop this abuse by supporting an amendment sponsored by Councilmembers Elrich and Hucker, and and Co-Sponsored by Councilmembers Berliner, Katz, Rice, Leventhal, Reimer, Navarro and Floreen, which would restrict country inns in our R-200 residential neighborhoods.
We respectfully request the Montgomery County Council to enact Zoning Text Amendment 17-04 as introduced to restrict the location of country inns in the R-200 residential zone to sites having abutting rural zones.