2012 Harford County Master Plan Kickoff

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2012 Harford County Master Plan Kickoff

  1. 1. Harford County, Maryland
  2. 2. <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Plan update process presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Public input session </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>MASTER PLAN </li></ul>Land Use Element Plan Other Element Plans Implementation <ul><li>Zoning </li></ul><ul><li>Development Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Improvement Program </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>First plan prepared by Harland, Bartholomew & Associates in 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Plan prepared by the County in 1977 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First plan under Charter Government </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major plan updates in 1988, 1996 & 2004 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Article 66B Code of Maryland– Land Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislates plan requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Economic Growth, Resource Protection, & Planning Act (1992) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 visions to incorporate into local plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirement for Plan review every 6 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First addressed in Harford County’s 1996 Land Use Plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Smart Growth & Neighborhood Conservations Acts (1997) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority Funding Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural Legacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>House Bill 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority Preservation Area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>House Bill 1141 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Resources Element </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal Growth Element </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Smart, Green and Growing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House Bill 294 (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Growth Indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Planning Visions </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Mandated Review by the State </li></ul><ul><li>Need to address changing priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TMDL’s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Green and Growing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Established consistency with the Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Acts of 1997 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporated the States 8 Visions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding Principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority Funding Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>185 identified </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Updated Element Plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority Preservation Plan (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Resources Element Plan (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation Element Plan (2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historic Preservation Element Plan (2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoning Code Rewrite (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Zoning Review (2009) </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Demographics & land capability </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use Plan map </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability through growth management & resource conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Community Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation/monitoring </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Demographic & socioeconomic data </li></ul><ul><li>Historic trends and future projections </li></ul><ul><li>Land use capacities within the designated growth areas </li></ul>Demographics & Land Capability
  13. 14. Land Use Map & Designations <ul><li>Official Land Use Map for Harford County </li></ul><ul><li>Policy is set for defining different Land Use Designations in appropriate locations </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Land Use </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Public Facilities, Services, and Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul>Sustainability through growth management & resource conservation
  15. 16. <ul><li>13 Community Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Characterizes each area </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes a plan for each area </li></ul>Community Areas
  16. 17. <ul><li>Kickoff Meeting – February, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Public Workshop – Spring 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Plan development – Spring/Summer 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Draft Plan, Public Round Tables – Fall 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>County Council Public Hearings – Winter 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of the Plan – Winter 2012 </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Public Input </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comments can be made in person at the meetings or on the internet using P&Z Online Community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of issues facing the County </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formulate objectives to address the primary issues facing the County </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to the draft plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>County Council Public Hearing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter of 2012 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Planning & Zoning’s Master Plan Update Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2011/12 Master Plan and Land Use Element Plan Update Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/PlanningZoning/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The best way to stay up to date during the plan update process </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Planning & Zoning Online Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topical forums for discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make comments during the various phases of Plan development </li></ul></ul>
  20. 24. http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/PlanningZoning Planning and Zoning 410-638-3103

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