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Worcester County Could Lift Height Limit on Buildings


           Builders in Worcester County could be building structures higher than 45 feet without having to ask for permission.

            Since 1989, the county fire prevention code has capped the maximum height for any building intended for human habitation.  

            Any exception to that requirement has required approval from the county.  

            But that could change under a measure now being looked at by the
County Commissioners…that would eliminate the need for getting permission.

            But, the Salisbury Daily Times reports that every building would still have to go through planning and zoning approval.

            The law comes as a result of a proposed motel in West Ocean City next to the Alamo hotel that would exceed the 45-foot limit.




Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.