The Frederick County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday greenlighted Carmeuse Lime and Stone’s proposal for a new limestone quarry in Clear Brook, ending months of debate surrounding the international mining company’s plan that was strongly opposed by some neighbors.
On a 5-2 vote, the board approved Carmeuse’s application to rezone 392 acres from Rural Areas (RA) to Extractive Mining (EM) for a future limestone quarry. The new mine is slated to open in eight to 15 years, after the company’s nearby quarry next to Clearbrook Park reaches the end of its lifespan.
The new quarry will be about 1.25 miles from the existing mine. The rezoned parcels are north of Brucetown Road and Turkey Run, south of Woodbine Road and east of Interstate 81.
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