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“Due to the weather, trash collection will start at 5:00 a.m., effective July 15 – September 30, 2024.”

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2024 – TRASH COLLECTION DAYS CHANGE TO THURSDAY FOR ALL OF LINCOLN VISTA



HIGH HEAT ADVISORY – STAY SAFE, STAY COOL – LIST OF COOLING CENTERS ARE BELOW


ZONING HEARING UPDATE – Decision Held over for additional review

WE ARE OPPOSED TO V29-24

THERE’S STILL TIME: We need every neighbor to submit a letter regarding our opposition to building a tiny house on the lot at 5408 Center Avenue. Please take a moment to prepare your own personal heartfelt letter about why building on this property would be a detriment to our community. Letters must be addressed to the Chair of the Board of Appeals and emailed to: Celeste Barlow at CPBarlow@co.pg.md.us, no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 15, 2024, prior to the final decision rendering on Thursday, June 20, 2024.  Case number is V29-24

For everyone who responded to the last minute e-mail and sent letters to the Board of Appeals by 5 p.m. on June 4th, we say thank you.


Board of Appeals Hearing

As discussed, in addition to your attendance last night, we need Lincoln residents to participate in the upcoming virtual hearing scheduled for May 8, 2024, at 6 pm, regarding the above ordinance.  

Remember, you MUST REGISTER to attend the virtual Hearing.  The deadline to register is FRIDAY May 3, 2024 (5 days before the virtual hearing).  In addition to signing-up to attend the Hearing you will be provided the opportunity to speak for 3 minutes during the public appeals hearing and become a person of record.  You are not required to speak, but it would be helpful.  We need as many people as possible to express Lincoln’s views about why and how building on lots smaller than 10,000 sq. feet would impact the esthetics, green space, water management, etc. of our historical community.  To assist in constructing your comments, below are the Variance Decision Standards that must be met; attached is the Board of Zoning Appeals Letter, and attached is the six criteria for a variance.

Variance Decision Standards

A variance may only be granted when the review board or official, as appropriate, finds that:

  1. (1)

A specific parcel of land is physically unique and unusual in a manner different from the nature of surrounding properties with respect to exceptional narrowness, shallowness, shape, exceptional topographic conditions, or other extraordinary conditions peculiar to the specific parcel (such as historical significance or environmentally sensitive features);

  1. (2)

The particular uniqueness and peculiarity of the specific property causes a zoning provision to impact disproportionately upon that property, such that strict application of the provision will result in peculiar and unusual practical difficulties to the owner of the property;

  1. (3)

Such variance is the minimum reasonably necessary to overcome the exceptional physical conditions;

  1. (4)

Such variance can be granted without substantial impairment to the intent, purpose and integrity of the General Plan or any Functional Master PlanArea Master Plan, or Sector Plan affecting the subject property;

  1. (5)

Such variance will not substantially impair the use and enjoyment of adjacent properties; and

  1. (6)

A variance may not be granted if the practical difficulty is self-inflicted by the owner of the property.

HOUSE BUILT ON RIDGE STREET LESS THAN 10,000 SQ FT.