The Gloucester County Planning Commission discussed a possible code amendment to allow wayside stands during a meeting Feb. 2 in the colonial courthouse. Planning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz said Monday that the commission took no vote and plans to discuss the matter further at its March 1 meeting.
If the commission decides to support such a code amendment, Ducey-Ortiz said a public hearing would be scheduled.
The Gloucester Board of Supervisors has asked the commission to provide a recommendation for a code amendment to allow wayside stands as special exceptions in certain residential districts, she said.
In a Jan. 19 memorandum, Ducey-Ortiz said that, based on the county’s desire to preserve rural character, "staff feels that wayside stands may be appropriate in residentially zoned areas that are currently used for agriculture." Agriculture is not listed as a permitted use in the Suburban Countryside (SC-1) district; however, Ducey-Ortiz said "a large propo...
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