January 18, 2018
January 17, 2018
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
Jeff Zyontz, Semor Leg1s1. Analyst
Expedited Bill 36-17, Taxation - Development Impact Tax -
Exemptions - Amendments
The January 16 memorandum reported only one project as qualifying for the
Bill 36-17 as introduced. There are arguably two project that qualify (Sandy Spring Friends and
The Century project was misreported in the January 16 memorandum as qualified by virtue of an
The Century project was approved in 2002 without any dwelling units in the 1-3 zone with
amendments in 2009.
was thereafter rezoned to a CR zone, and dwelling units were added in
The active provision ofBill 36-17 reads as follows:
an approved development is amended to include additional dwelling units and at least
25% of the additional dwelling units are exempt under paragraph
(2), (3), or (4) of
development history provided by DHCA staff:
The original preliminary plan (120020950) and the original site plan (820030070) were approved in 2002
and 2003, respectively. At that time, the property was zoned 1-3, and the approved use was for office (no
The first amendments to the preliminary plan and site plan (12002095A and 82003007A) were approved in
2009. These amendments changed some of the conditions of the original approvals but did not change the
The 2009 Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan recommended mixed-use development at this
location, at which point the property was rezoned to TMX-2, and then to CR-2.0: C-1.25 Rl.O H-145T
when the new zoning ordinance was adopted.
The second amendments to the preliminary plan and site plan (12002095B and 82003007B) were approved
in 2016. These approvals added the following residential uses: 160 townhouses; 28 two-over-two units,
and 300 multi-family units, in addition to a hotel and more office uses.
Site Plan Amendment No. 82003007C was approved in the fall of 2017, and a fourth site plan amendment
(82003007D) is pending. Neither of these change the approved residential uses.