City of Westminster, MD
Carroll County
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§ 164-8 Establishment.

[Amended 10-12-1992 by Ord. No. 551; 12-20-1999 by Ord. No. 649; 9-25-2000 by Ord. No. 638]
For the purpose of this chapter, the area of Westminster is hereby divided into districts or zones as follows:
[Amended 1-12-2004 by Ord. No. 710]
Conservation Zone
Agricultural Residential Zone
Residential Zone
Residential Zone
Residential Zone
Business Zone
Central Commerce Zone
Downtown Business Zone
Neighborhood Preservation Overlay Zone
[Added 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 816]
Central Business Zone
Housing for Older Persons Zone
[Added 1-10-2005 by Ord. No. 723]
Restricted Industrial Zone
General Industrial Zone
Mixed Use Infill Zone
Neighborhood Commercial Zone
Planned Industrial Zone (floating zone)
Planned Development-4 Zone (floating zone)
Planned Development-9 Zone (floating zone)
Planned Regional Shopping Center Zone
Said districts or zones shall be of the number, size and shape with appropriate symbols, legends and explanatory matter thereon as shown on the Zoning Maps of Westminster.
In addition to placement in one of the foregoing zones, certain areas of the City may also be placed in the Compatible Neighborhood Overlay Zone, the Historic District Zone, or the Arts and Culture Overlay District.
[Amended 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 745; 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 815]

§ 164-9 Zoning District Map.

[Amended 7-9-2001 by Ord. No. 665; 6-12-2006 by Ord. No. 754]
The map entitled “City of Westminster Zoning Map,” dated July 1, 2006, is hereby adopted as the Zoning District Map for the City and made a part of this chapter. Said map as adopted and as henceforth amended shall henceforth be known as the “Zoning Map of the City of Westminster, Maryland.” Said map and its sections, notations, dimensions, designations, references and other data shown thereon is hereby made a part of this chapter to the same extent as if the information set forth on said map were fully described and incorporated herein. After map amendment actions are taken by the Common Council, the Zoning Administrator shall update the map from time to time to reflect the Common Council’s actions. As evidence of authenticity, said map and any amendments thereof shall be signed by the Zoning Administrator upon adoption.

§ 164-10 Interpretation of boundaries.

Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of any of the zones established in this chapter as shown on the Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
Zoning boundary lines are intended to follow street, alley or lot lines or lines parallel or perpendicular thereto, unless such zone boundary lines are otherwise identified on the Zoning Map.
Boundaries indicated as approximately following the center line of streets, highways, alleys or streams shall be construed to follow such center lines.
Boundaries indicated as approximately following property lines or platted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines.
Boundaries indicated as approximately following City limits shall be construed as following City limits.
In unsubdivided property or where a zone boundary divides a lot, the location of any such boundary, unless the same is indicated by dimensions shown on such maps, shall be determined by the use of the map scale shown thereon and scaled to the nearest foot.
If all or any portion of any public street, alley, right-of-way, easement or land which is not included in any zone shall ever revert to or come into private ownership or shall ever be used for any purpose other than a public purpose, at such time the land and any buildings or other structures which are included within such public street, alley, right-of-way, easement or land or portion thereof shall be subject to all of these regulations which apply within the zone immediately adjacent thereto or within the most restricted of the immediately adjacent zones, if there is more than one.