The Hagerstown Planning Commission Wednesday voted to recommend the Hagerstown City Council adopt a proposed text amendment to the zoning ordinance that would create requirements for future home businesses in the city.
Three people spoke in favor of the proposed text amendment during a public hearing at Wednesday's meeting. No one spoke against it.
Jeannine Yesko, who is starting an Internet-based business from her apartment, said the proposed amendment is a good idea because businesses of that type can help generate tax dollars.
Under the proposed amendment, planned home businesses must get approval from the Hagerstown Board of Zoning Appeals.
The city currently does not require that step or have other requirements governing the zoning of home businesses, city officials said.