A plan to build 1,250 homes in Monrovia got final approval from Frederick County commissioners Wednesday despite months of appeals from area residents opposed to the development proposal.
Four county commissioners voted to rezone about 392 acres from agricultural to planned unit development, a change necessary to advance the Monrovia Town Center project. Commissioner David Gray was the only board member to oppose the measure. The same four commissioners also voted to enter into an 18-year agreement with developers. Gray made an unsuccessful motion to deny the rezoning measure and agreement.