Boonsboro Redevelopment Solution

Boonsboro Redevelopment Solution

County Attorney Douglas also brought a resolution to the Board for the Town of Boonsboro asking that the County find property in the Town that is zoned "Town Center" under the Town's Zoning Ordinance, to constitute a "redevelopment area" within the meaning of the County Building Excise Tax Ordinance (BETO), making construction in the area exempt from the building excise tax. The purpose of the resolution is to encourage development in that area. The Commissioners have previously approved a similar resolution for the Town of Smithsburg and, in the BETO an area was designated within the City of Hagerstown. Discussion took place on allowing Residential and Commercial exemptions in the same document. Boonsboro Mayor Skip Kauffman told the Board that the proposal would encourage property owners to revitalize the Town Center area. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.