From Friends of Harford:
The draft of HarfordNEXT, the county’s Master Plan for development, is now available and open for public comment. It may be read online at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1831/HarfordNEXT-Draft
To whet your interest, here are a few items from HarfordNEXT’s Chapter 2 Grow with Purpose:
Expands the Development Envelope in Fallston (40.8 acres at the SW intersection of MD 152 and MD 147), Forest Hill (25.75 acres at the NW intersection of MD 23 and MD 24), and Creswell (77.6 acres at the West side of MD 136,
South of Cedar Lane).
Calls for a study of the area east of the Development Envelope between U.S. 1 and I-95 to evaluate current and future growth and determine the community facilities needed to serve this area, including schools, police, fire/EMS, water and sewerage, transportation, parks and recreation, and libraries.
HarfordNEXT does not mention a plan or study for the development of the thousand-plus acres of rural land between Aberdeen and Havre de Grace that was added to the Development Envelope a few years ago.
Citizens are encouraged to view and provide comments on the draft plan utilizing the Open Comment online forum (http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/opencomment). For a tutorial on how to use Open Comment click here. Hard copies of the draft are available for review at all 11 library locations, the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Permits Center. The Department will also continue to accept comments via email, US mail or phone.
The “At-A-Glance” document was created to give readers an abridged version of the key ideas found within the six themes explored in HarfordNEXT. Click here to view the “At-A-Glance” document.
Community Input Meeting
6 p.m. Thursday February 18, 2016
Harford Community College (HCC), Chesapeake Center Dining Rooms North and South
In addition to Open Comment you may provide input on HarfordNEXT by:
U.S. Postal Service: Harford County Planning and Zoning
220 S Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014