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Production of Alcoholic Beverages (brewery, distillery, cidery etc.) are classified as Light Manufacturing and Production by the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance.

Permitted Use

  • It is a permitted use in IL IM and IH zones
  • In the CR CRN CRT the only light manufacturing use allowed is: brewing alcoholic beverages up to 22,500 barrels a year; and distilling alcoholic beverages up to 50,000 gallons per year.
  • In the EOF zones the only light manufacturing use allowed is:. brewing alcoholic beverages up to 60,000 barrels a year; and distilling alcoholic beverages up to 100,000 gallons per year
  • Retail Service Establishments (Restaurants) are also permitted in these zones with limitations. Establishment of a new tenant will require a building permit and use and occupancy permit. If you have any questions Contact 311 to speak to a zoning or building official.

NOTE: If the subject lot abuts or confronts a property zoned Agricultural, Rural Residential, or Residential Detached that is vacant or improved with an agricultural or residential use, site plan approval is required under Section 7.3.4.

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