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October 2011 website powerpoint

  1. 1. Draft Master Plan and Land Use Element Plan 2012<br />Harford County <br />Department of Planning and Zoning<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Harford County Residential Vacant Land Inventory<br />Commercial and Industrial land inventories<br />2004 Land Use Plan Implementation Report<br />
  3. 3. Background<br />Public Workshops and online community<br />Identified major challenges facing the County today and in the future<br />Solicited input on strategies - Countywide and at the community level<br />
  4. 4. What is the Master Plan?<br />Master Plan<br />Relationship between the Land Use Plan and the other Element Plans <br />Role of Federal, State, and regional programs<br />Bay Restoration Program – Phase II WIP<br />Smart, Green, and Growing Visions<br />Public Participation Process<br /> Interjurisdictional Coordination<br />
  5. 5. What Is The Master Plan?<br />History of planning<br />Demographics<br />2010 population 244,826 <br />2035 population 292,260<br />244,82<br />45-64 cohort had largest total increase<br />Largest percent increase 85 and over <br />0-4 and 25-44 age groups lost population<br />
  6. 6. Master Plan and Land Use Element Plan<br />Goal:“Protect and preserve the assets that make Harford County unique and utilize them to become a healthy, sustainable 21st century community.”<br />Guiding Principles:<br />Quality of life<br />Rural heritage<br />Resource conservation<br />Economic vitality<br />Sustainable growth<br />Healthy communities<br />Regional Integration<br />
  7. 7. Land Use Element Plan<br />Existing Land Use <br />Available Land Capacities<br />Policies and Strategies<br />Community Areas<br />Implementation<br />Land Use and Natural Features Maps<br />
  8. 8. * Other includes Commercial, Office, Industrial, Transportation/utilities, other uses, vacant buildings & Unimproved land<br />
  9. 9. Land Capacity Analysis<br />Over 20 year supply of residential capacity in the Development EnvelopeProjected build-out rate of<br />1,100 units per year<br />Over 24.8 million square feet of commercial capacity<br />Projected 10 year demand 4.1 million square feet<br />52.5 million square feet of industrial capacity<br />Projected 10 year demand 1.6 million square feet<br />
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  11. 11. Aberdeen/Havre de Grace<br />Changed Agricultural designation south of I-95 to Low Intensity.<br />
  12. 12. Fallston Business Corridor<br />Changed High Intensity designation to match existing B3 zoning; added Medium Intensity to match existing R2 zoning. <br />
  13. 13. Forest Hill Neighborhood Center<br />Added a new Neighborhood Center at the intersection of Osborne Parkway/Colgate Drive and MD Route 24.<br />
  14. 14. Harford Community College<br />Expanded Harford Community College to match future expansion plans.<br />
  15. 15. Rural Residential<br />Removed the Rural Residential designation from the Land Use Map.<br />
  16. 16. Sustainability Through Growth Management and Resource Conservation<br />Topical Sections<br />Land Use<br />Economic Prosperity<br />Public Facilities, Services, and Safety<br />Sustainability<br />Themes based on community input and legislative requirements<br />Policies and strategies that will be used to guide future land use<br />
  17. 17. Sustainability Through Growth Management and Resource Conservation<br />Plan’s approach influenced by:<br />Smart, Green and Growing Visions<br />Phase II WIP and upcoming TMDL limits<br />Provide a balance of residential, commercial, and employment opportunities<br />Sustainable approach to Land Use planning<br />Providing a health environment for County residents<br />
  18. 18. Community Areas<br />Protect and enhance existing neighborhoods<br />Provide a balance of residential, commercial, and employment opportunities<br />Ensure sustainability<br />Provide multimodal transportation that is sensitive to community character<br />Provide opportunities for a healthy lifestyle<br />Protect natural, historical, and cultural resources<br />Protect rural areas<br />
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  20. 20. Next Steps<br />October 10, 2011 - Plan released for public review and comment<br />October 20, 2011 Public Workshop <br />Harford Community College Chesapeake Room 6:30-8:30 p.m.<br /> November 10, 2011 Public comment period closes<br />January 2012 – Introduction by County Council<br />February 2012– County Council public hearing<br />www.harfordcountymd.gov/planningzoning<br />