Charles County, MD
 
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§ 297-480 Approved or pending zoning permits, site plans or building permits.

A. 
The requirements of this chapter shall not apply to any building, structure or use established pursuant to a valid zoning permit or building permit approved prior to the effective date of this chapter, provided that some manifest commencement of work is undertaken and evidenced within 12 months after the effective date of this chapter.
B. 
The requirements of this chapter shall not apply to any building, structure or use proposed to be established pursuant to a valid zoning permit, site plan or building permit application pending on the effective date of this chapter, provided that the requirements of the old ordinance (No. 74-50),[1] as amended, shall apply if a zoning permit is approved within 60 days after the effective date of this chapter; and that some manifest commencement of work is undertaken and evidenced within 12 months of the date of the approved zoning permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 74-50, adopted 12-31-1974, as amended, comprised former Ch. 295, Zoning.

§ 297-481 Approved or pending preliminary plats.

A. 
The requirements of this chapter shall not apply to lots shown on a preliminary subdivision plat approved before the effective date of this chapter, provided that the final plat shall have been recorded in the County land records before the effective date of this chapter or shall be recorded within two years after such effective date.
B. 
The requirements of this chapter shall not apply to lots shown on a final minor or any preliminary subdivision plat pending approval on the effective date of this chapter, provided that the requirements of the old ordinance (No. 74-50),[1] as amended, shall apply; the plat shall be approved by the Planning Commission within 60 days after the effective date of this chapter; and the final plat shall be recorded in the County land records within two years after the date of approval of the preliminary plat.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 74-50, adopted 12-31-1974, as amended, comprised former Ch. 295, Zoning.
C. 
The requirements of this chapter shall not apply to the lots shown in a project on the sewer capacity waiting list 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, provided that a final plat shall be recorded in the County land records within two years after the date they are put on the list.

§ 297-482 Board of Appeals approvals.

A. 
The requirements of this chapter shall not alter the approval and conditions of any variance or special exception use approved by the Board of Appeals pursuant to the old ordinance (No. 74-50),[1] as amended.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 74-50, adopted 12-31-1974, as amended, comprised former Ch. 295, Zoning.
B. 
The requirements of this chapter shall not apply to any case pending before the Board or courts of this state if, following a valid Board approval pursuant to the old Ordinance (No. 74-50), as amended, some manifest commencement of work is undertaken and evidenced pursuant to the final Board approval within 12 months after the effective date of this chapter.

§ 297-483 Zoning in effect prior to effective date of this chapter. [1]

All zoning classifications and maps, special exceptions, variances, conditional uses and all applications for such approvals, including the particular zoning category or categories applicable to a parcel of land, established under the old ordinance (No. 74-50),[2] as amended, shall, as of the effective date of this chapter, be of no further effect or validity, except to the extent that specific continuing rights are granted by the terms of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 297-483, Provisional zoning; retention of certain commercial and industrial zones, along with § 297-484, Continuation of provisional zoning, were repealed 12-11-2000 by Ord. No. 00-93.
[2]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 74-50, adopted 12-31-1974, as amended, comprised former Ch. 295, Zoning.

§ 297-484 through § 297-496. (Reserved)