The City’s updated Comprehensive Plan, visionHagerstown 2035, was adopted on April 3, 2018. In order to implement the Comprehensive Plan, the City undertook the 2020 Comprehensive Rezoning to create conforming uses and consistency between the Plan’s future land use map and our current zoning map. This comprehensive rezoning became effective on July 23, 2020.
One of the significant changes of the 2020 Comprehensive Rezoning was rezoning of 35 properties to implement the new Institutional (INST) zone on schools, parks, government properties, and other institutional uses.
In 2022, staff discovered eight properties that were inadvertently left out of the Institutional zone rezonings and two other museum properties that make sense to be rezoned INST. The properties included in the 2023 Comprehensive Rezoning are:
Jonathan Hager Elementary School
321 Highland Avenue/115 Key Street – future home of WCMFA expansion
465 Pennsylvania Avenue – future home of Doleman Black Heritage Museum
Woodland Way Park
Rotary Club of Long Meadow Park
Potomac Heights Elementary School
The Mayor and City Council approved the ordinance on March 28, 2023 to adopt the 2023 Comprehensive Rezoing. The rezoning becomes effective on April 28, 2023. The updated zoning map is provided below: