Article II. Permitted Uses
SECTION 28 – 201 PERMITTED USES
A. Consistent with the authority granted by The Land Use Article of the Maryland Code, the Town Council has divided all lands within the corporate limits into the following zoning districts. Articles III through VII set forth the uses, standards and regulations for each district. The uses, standards and location of each district are generally consistent with the guidelines of the Comprehensive Plan for the Town.
Section 28 – 202 Table of Permitted Uses below lists the permitted, special exception, accessory, and temporary uses for each base zoning district except the RH District, for which the permitted uses are listed in Sections 28 – 313.3 through 28 – 315.5. Uses marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that use is subject to supplemental performance and/or development standards as detailed in Article X. Articles III sets forth the purpose and development standards for each base zoning district. Articles IV through VIII detail the permitted uses and development standards for all special districts within the Town
B. An appeal of the Town Planner’s determination, relative to use determination only, may be made directly to the Easton Planning and Zoning Commission. Further appeals of the Planning Commission’s determination beyond, shall follow the procedure prescribed for such in Section 28 – 1303.3 of this Ordinance.
C. NEGATIVE USE RESRICTIONS AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS PROHIBITED AS AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY
- Purpose and Intent. The public health, safety, and general welfare of the Town of Easton are compromised when private parties impose negative use restrictions and/or restrictive covenants on real property in the Town which prohibit or have the economic or practical effect of prohibiting the use of such real property for grocery store purposes after a grocery store owner or operator has terminated grocery store operation upon such real property. Such negative use restrictions and restrictive covenants are separate and distinct from commercially reasonable non-compete clauses included in shopping center development agreements whereby a landlord may agree with a tenant that is a grocery store not to lease another space in the same shopping center to a second grocery store in order to induce the first tenant to sign a long-term lease as an anchor tenant at such shopping center development.
TABLE 2.1.A Residential Uses
Permissible Uses Residential UsesLink to page
TABLE 2.1.B Commercial Uses
Permissible Uses: Commercial UsesLink to page
TABLE 2.1.C Institutional Uses
Permissible Uses: Institutional UsesLink to page
TABLE 2.1.D Recreational - Entertainment Uses
Permissible Uses: Recreational - Entertainment UsesLink to page
TABLE 2.1.D Industrial - Uses
Permissible Uses: Industrial - UsesLink to page
TABLE 2.1.F Miscellaneous Uses
Permissible Uses: Miscellaneous UsesLink to page
Table 2.1 Notes:
* - DENOTES A USE SUBJECT TO SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS (SEE SECTION 28 – 1007)
A – DENOTES A USE THAT IS PERMITTED ONLY ACCESSORY TO A PERMITTED USE. NOTE THAT THESE ONLY REPRESENT THE MORE COMMON ACCESSORY USES. OTHER USES MAY BE PERMITTED, ONLY AS ACCESSORY TO A PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USE, IF THE TOWN PLANNER DETERMINES THAT THE PROPOSED ACCESSORY USE IS COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USE AND THAT IT WILL CLEARLY BE INCIDENTAL TO SAID PRINCIPAL USE.
P - DENOTES A USE THAT IS PERMITTED BY RIGHT
SE - DENOTES A USE PERMITTED WITH A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
T - DENOTES A USE PERMITTED WITH A TEMPORARY USE PERMIT (SEE SECTION 28 – 1306)
-- - DENOTES A PROHIBITED USE
1 - SHOPPING CENTERS WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AS SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS OR PMR DISTRICTS SHALL BE TREATED AS APPROVED PUD DISTRICTS. ANY CHANGES TO SUCH SHOPPING CENTERS SHALL BE REVIEWED AS PER THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AMENDMENTS TO APPROVED PUD DISTRICTS.
THIS TABLE INDICATES PERMITTED USES IN BASE ZONES ONLY EXCLUDING THE RH DISTRICT AND THE MXW DISTRICT. FOR USES PERMITTED IN THE RH DISTRICT, SEE SECTIONS 28 – 313.3 THROUGH 28 – 313.5. FOR USES PERMITTED IN THE MXW ZONING DISTRICT. SEE SECTIONS 28-314.2.1. FOR USES PERMITTED IN SPECIAL (OVERLAY AND FLOATING) ZONES, SEE ARTICLES IV – VIII