Formula Business Restriction – Chesapeake City, MD

Date: 9 Dec 2008 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In September 2007, the town council unanimously enacted an ordinance that prohibits formula businesses in the village center, the waterfront district, and all other areas of town except the “general commercial” zone. In this area, formula businesses are allowed provided they meet the design standards established in the ordinance.

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which partners with a wide range of allies to implement policies that counter concentrated power and strengthen local economies.