The future looks uncertain for a zoning text amendment that would restrict “mega” gas stations in Montgomery County.
Last week, County Executive Isiah Leggett , which would be unable to build its proposed gas station at Westfield Wheaton if ZTA 12-07 passes. This week, Councilmember Marc Elrich, , found himself outnumbered at Monday’s meeting of the county council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee.
His fellow committee members, councilmembers Nancy Floreen and George Leventhal, both voted against the bill, which must still come before the full council for a final vote.
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The bill’s official co-sponsors are councilmembers Hans Riemer, Nancy Navarro, and Craig Rice. However, at the PHED committee meeting on Monday, Rice (who is not a committee member) said that his concern has shifted from the proposed Costco gas station to the air quality problems posed by the general traffic at
Another councilmember, Phil Andrews, told The Washington Post Monday that he was undecided about the bill.
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