County split of Citizens, Montevue land approved

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Pete McCarthy
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Date Published: 04/09/2013

Frederick County could now move forward with a sale of its assisted living and rehabilitation centers after approval Monday night of its request to subdivide the land where it sits. The city of Frederick’s Planning Commission voted to approve a request made by the county that allows splitting the 41 acres into two parcels — one with the Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living Facility, and the other with the remaining buildings to be used for county office space and storage. “These are very difficult decisions, and we have to act in the boundaries of the law,” said Alderwoman Kelly Russell, a voting member on the planning commission. “Sometimes you don’t have the tools you need to make certain decisions.” Despite public outcry, including about a dozen residents speaking out against dividing the land and a packed meeting room, planning commission members said they had no choice but to approve the county’s request.