The current plan was approved in 2001. Under the state's Land Use Article of Code, it must be updated every 10 years, along with the county's master plan, which had its most recent update, for 2014, passed in February.
Carroll County residents still have time to comment on the 2018 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan before it goes before the Board of County Commissioners for potential adoption.
Gazing into the unknown but imminent future that is 2018, one key story to follow is actually a story that was supposed to wrap up years ago: The Freedom Area Comprehensive plan.
At the Tuesday meeting of the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission, the commission once again took up the vision statement for the Freedom Area Comprehensive Plan.
After Carroll’s Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Oct. 3 to remand the Freedom Area Comprehensive plan back to the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission, the commission took time Wednesday night to go through the board’s list of concerns.
At their Thursday, Nov. 9 meeting, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners developed a letter meant to clarify the task of the county Planning and Zoning Commission as it reconsiders the Freedom Area Comprehensive Plan.
About a dozen people came out Wednesday night in Eldersburg to meet with County Commissioner Doug Howard, R-District 5, and other county government staff to discuss funding priorities for the Freedom area.
Carroll’s Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to remand the Freedom Area Comprehensive plan back to the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission.
What is causing all this consternation? A comprehensive plan update gone awry, written by folks who don’t live here and cannot possibly understand the distinctive needs of those who do.
“The whole idea is you would have designated growth areas and Freedom was one of those designated growth areas, In exchange for that, you would keep the countryside countryside. That’s the bargain."
Carroll’s Board of County Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 6, for their first discussion of the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan.
Commissioner Richard Rothschild gave a presentation Thursday that ended about halfway through after other commissioners took issue with it.
At their Tuesday evening meeting, the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission discussed comments on, but did not vote on whether to approve the Freedom
Carroll County's planning commission legally could have decided to vote to accept the Freedom Area Comprehensive Plan as-is on Tuesday, following a second
The Carroll County Planning Commission completed its final public hearing on the accepted draft of the Freedom Area Comprehensive Plan Tuesday morning.
More than 100 people came out to Liberty High School on Thursday evening for the first of two public hearings on the Freedom Plan. More than 30 of those took to one of two microphones in order to read their comments into the official public record.
By now all Freedom residents should know public comment for the 2017 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan ends on June 20, at which point the Planning and
Carroll County Commissioner Doug Howard, R-District 5, broke his official silence on the Freedom Plan late Wednesday, issuing a media release with his thoughts
The first of two public hearings on the accepted Freedom Plan will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Liberty High School. The hearing will provide
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission has accepted the Freedom Plan, according to a Carroll County Government media release. The next step is a 60-day public comment period and public hearing to be held June 8.
Long overdue and not without its detractors, the Freedom Plan process is marching forward, the next guidepost on its path toward eventual adoption being an open house community meeting Thursday, May 25 at the South Carroll Senior and Community Center.
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission met Wednesday evening to continue discussions about the Freedom Plan at their March work session.
My wife and I moved to Carroll County in 1985. Since then, the growth in the Freedom area has increased significantly and, unfortunately, not for the better.
At the front of the hall, members of the county Department of Planning and the county Planning and Zoning commission gave presentations concerning the Freedom area's capacity for growth as described in the plan, include the capacity of the sewer system to handle more flushing toilets, and the library and school system to accommodate more pupils.
The county Planning and Zoning Commission took a look at possible roads projects aimed at improving connectivity between local roadways in the Freedom Area on Tuesday, laying the groundwork for possible plans for road construction in South Carroll in coming years.
George Cardwell, a senior consultant with Pennoni and Associates contracted to help compose the transportation element of the Freedom Plan, told the commission that much of the concern with traffic in the Freedom Area is focused on the area surrounding Md. 26 and Md. 32.
The deadline for the development of a master plan for the county's largest designated growth area will be pushed back, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners said Thursday.
Freedom area residents will have another chance to meet with county staff close to home later this month to hear the latest on the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan.
Land-use plans presented by the county have been quite controversial over the years, and updates to the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan has proven no different. That's what we applaud the actions county planning staff is taking to make sure residents are getting ample opportunity to comment and ask questions about the growth strategy.
The county's Planning and Zoning Commission again addressed the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan, discussing some concerns brought by members of the public during last week's Freedom Plan community outreach meeting at their Tuesday morning meeting.
Freedom-area residents are invited to hear the latest on the county's plan for growth in the area Wednesday night at a community outreach meeting hosted by county staff and officials.
The county Planning and Zoning Commission discussed in detail possible changes to the Freedom District's master plan on Wednesday night, revealing both areas of agreement for the commission and issues that have members divided.