Germantown Mayor Proposes Temporary Moratorium on Multi-Family Development
During the December 5 Planning Commission meeting, Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo addressed members about plans to bring before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen a resolution imposing a temporary moratorium on stand-alone multi-family development in Smart Code zoning districts. The move comes as the City’s Economic and Community Development Department has recently seen a significant increase in requests from developers who want to bring new apartment communities to Germantown. The proposed moratorium would not affect projects that have already received some level of approval, but would only apply to future applications. “With the increase in interest from multi-family developers, we just need a bit of time to really dig in and assess the impact of these types of developments,” said Mayor Palazzolo.
At the Mayor’s direction, Administration is working to prepare a resolution to be considered by the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen during their regularly scheduled meeting on January 8. “If the Board approves the resolution to impose a temporary moratorium on stand-alone multi-family developments, we will use the time to study related demographic trends, burden on and access to city services, schools, infrastructure, emergency services and more,” added Mayor Palazzolo.