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The County Council has postponed its final vote to amend the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan by setting limits on development in the Ten Mile Creek watershed.

Originally set for March 25, the final vote has been tentatively rescheduled for April 1 to allow the staff more time to draft the final resolution, Marlene Michaelson, senior legislative analyst for the council, wrote in an email on Tuesday.

The resolution needs to accurately reflect the intentions of the council, which cast a unanimous straw vote on March 4 to cap impervious surfaces in the watershed straddling Interstate 270.

The caps would limit surfaces for a Pulte Homes residential plan west of I-270 to 6 percent of the site and limit the Miles Coppola and Egan properties east of I-270 to 15 percent each.

The council also has asked for detailed environmental regulations to govern construction east of I-270, which will be drafted after the final vote is taken, Michaelson said.

Later this year, the council also will vote to change the zoning on the three large sites.

A packet of information about pending votes is typically posted on the council website, at montgomerycountymd.gov/council, on the Friday before the Tuesday meeting.



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