Williamson commissioners broaden restrictive zoning regs

Williamson County commissioners on Monday voted to amend zoning regulations for the county's smallest communities. Their move will link the maximum development size to the size of the property on which it sits, but it appears the story won't end there.

Some lawmakers said that the solution might be to eliminate the phrase “hamlet” from the county's zoning lexicon, which could afford the smaller communities to determine its zoning restrictions on a case-by-case basis, an allowance afforded the larger communities in the county. While implementing such a compromise might be possible, it is not prior to the new law going into effect in January.