Queen Annes County, MD
 
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Zoning districts established by this Chapter 18:1 are shown on the Zoning Maps, which, together with all explanatory materials thereon, are hereby made a part of this Chapter 18:1.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Zoning Maps are on file in the County offices.
A. 
In general. The following rules shall be used to determine the precise location of any zone boundary shown on the Zoning Maps.
B. 
Municipal corporations. Boundaries shown as following or approximately following the limits of any municipal corporation shall be construed as following such limits.
C. 
Roads and streets. Boundaries shown as following or approximately following roads and streets shall be construed to follow the center lines of such roads and streets.
D. 
Tax maps. Boundary lines which follow or approximately follow platted lot lines or other property lines as shown on the Queen Anne's County Tax Maps shall be construed as following such lines.
E. 
Watercourses. Boundaries shown as following or approximately following the center lines of streams, rivers, or other continuously flowing watercourses shall be construed as following the channel center line of such watercourses taken at mean low water, and, in the event of a natural change in the location of such streams, rivers, or other watercourses, the zone boundary shall be construed as moving with the channel center line.
F. 
Parallel boundaries. Boundaries shown as separated from, and parallel or approximately parallel to, any of the features listed in Subsections A through E of this section shall be construed to be parallel to the features and at such distances from the features as are shown on the map.
G. 
Abandoned public streets. Any abandoned public street shall have the adjoining boundary extended to the center line of the street.
A. 
The following are permitted or conditional uses allowed in open space areas required by this Chapter 18:1. Any use not specifically listed below is not permitted in required open space areas.
[Amended 6-12-2007 by Ord. No. 06-22; 8-19-2008 by Ord. No. 08-15; 12-13-2011 by Ord. No. 11-07; 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-15; 1-23-2018 by Ord. No. 17-17]
A
B
C
Non-
contiguous
Open Space/TDR
Multifamily/
Manufactured Home Community/
Master Planned Residential Development
Single-Family Cluster Development
Allowable  Uses
NC
All Other
Agricultural uses
Y
N
Y
Y
Fields or pastures
Y
Y
Y
Y
Accessory building
Y
Y
Y
C
Commercial forestry
Y
N
C
C
Noncommercial forestry
Y
N
Y
Y
Commercial stables
Y
N
C
C
Public recreation
Y*
N
N
N
Private stables
Y
N
Y
Y
Nurseries
Y
C
C
Y
Farm employee dwelling
Y/N
N
N
Y
Drainage structures
Y
C
Y
Y
Minor extraction that does not require the issuance of a surface mining permit in accordance with COMAR 26.21.01.08 (C), (D), (E) and (F)
Y
N
C
Y
Minor extraction and dredge disposal uses that require issuance of a surface mining permit on a transferor parcel, provided the parcel has not been subject to a cluster subdivision nor is the parcel a developed parcel for noncontiguous development
Y
N
C
Y
Minor extraction and dredge disposal uses that require issuance of a surface mining permit on a parcel that has been subject to a cluster subdivision or a parcel that is a developed parcel for noncontiguous development
C
N
C
C
Shooting clubs
C
N
C
C
Outdoor recreation
C
Y**
C
C
NOTES:
* Public recreational uses that include more than 10,000 square feet of enclosed floor area or are greater than one story in height shall be allowed only as a conditional use.
** See § § 18:1-26 to 18:1-33, district regulations, for additional open space requirements.
B. 
Open space required by this Chapter 18 may not be provided on cluster lots created through cluster subdivision or planned residential development.
C. 
The landowner shall only deed restrict the amount of open space land required to support the proposed development. Deed restricted area shall be graphically depicted on the plat with metes and bounds. (This section does not apply to apartment development as defined in Chapter 18App, Appendix A: Glossary.)
D. 
For cluster subdivisions only, the open space may be administratively reconfigured to accommodate changes for building pad sites, perc sites, and lot lines, but may not be used to create additional lots.
[Amended 5-13-2008 by Ord. No. 08-03]
E. 
The location of the deed restricted land shall be labeled on the plat. (Example: AG cluster open space or noncontiguous open space.)
F. 
Lands not included in the subdivided lots, used for roads, or deed restricted open space shall be labeled as "future development potential" on plats.
G. 
The proposed commercial harvest shall be outlined in a timber harvest plan that has been prepared by a licensed professional forester and approved by a Department of Natural Resources Forester and/or the County Forestry Board, as appropriate.
[Added 6-12-2007 by Ord. No. 06-22; amended 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-15]