A judge ruled against the City of Rockville’s decision to prevent Robert A. Pumphery Funeral Home from building a parking lot in Rockville’s West End, The Gazette reports.
The proposed parking lot had been a source of conflict because some people didn’t think it belonged in a residential historic district.
In January 2012, the current Council overturned in a 3-2 vote a prior decision to change zoning laws to permit the funeral home to add the parking lot. Councilmen Mark Pierzchala and Tom Moore cast the opposing votes, Patch has reported.
According to The Gazette, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Eric M. Johnson ruled on April 29 that the prior ordinance be reinstated.
An attorney for the funeral home told The Gazette that the city could still appeal, but the funeral home would be happy to move forward with building a parking lot.
Read the full account at Gazette.net.