The Frederick County Council is scheduled Tuesday to begin a months-long process of finalizing a plan to preserve land around Sugarloaf Mountain. The plan would rezone and shield from development nearly 20,000 acres between Monocacy National Battlefield and Frederick County’s border with Montgomery County. Plan opponents have said it will stunt development along I-270, which state and county officials identified as a strategic places to locate businesses. Some Sugarloaf-area residents have said the plan gives the county too much say in how they use their land.
County Council to begin months-long review of Sugarloaf preservation plan
July 26, 2022