Planning Commission Completes Freedom Plan
Westminster, MD
04/26/2018 12:10 PM
Once Carroll County planning staff has finalized the completed plan documents, the Freedom Plan will be posted on the Freedom Area Plan website  This update is expected next week. The official posting of the plan will initiate a 60-day comment period. The updated future land use map is available today on the same website.

Related updates and information will appear on the website and all citizens are encouraged to review the site’s content and monitor the page for any updates or changes.

The Planning Commission meeting is available for viewing on the county meeting portal, YouTube channel, and the county Facebook page. In addition, all meetings will be rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 24.

For additional information, contact:
Chris Winebrenner

About Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan Update
Carroll County Bureau of Comprehensive Planning is updating the 2001 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan to meet Maryland's Land Use Article of Code, which requires jurisdictions to update their master plans, and in this case, small area plan, every ten years . The update of the 2001 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan is following the recently Adopted 2014 Carroll County Master Plan.

The update of the 2001 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan will be the framework for land use, growth management, rural/agricultural policies, economic development, water resources, natural environmental resources, community facilities and services, and recreational resources. Supplementing the update is the 2014 Approved Freedom Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan & Assessment.

Currently, the Approved Plan has been sent back to the Planning Commission for further review. It is anticipated that the Plan will be Accepted by the Planning Commission soon. Certain elements have been Accepted by the Planning Commission and are updated here.
Chris Winebrenner
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