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Anne Arundel County's 20-year General Development Plan open for public comment

Anne Arundel County
Posted at 1:26 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 13:26:43-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County is accepting public comment and review of a proposed General Development Plan.

The window for public opinion is open 45 days, through November 15.

Plan2040 outlines future goals over the next 20-years on topics including the environment, land use, housing, transportation, schools, recreation and parks, public safety, and economic development.

Here are some key elements of the plan.

  • Outline a comprehensive conservation strategy, through stronger environmental regulations, acquisition of open space lands, and restoration of streams, shorelines, and installation of stormwater management retrofit projects
  • Promote revitalization and redevelopment over new development, by providing incentives and making investments in public infrastructure to support redevelopment in focus areas, like the Glen Burnie, Odenton, and Parole Town Centers. It also means moving to decrease the intensity of land development allowed in environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Encourage more affordable housing by ensuring the County’s workforce, elderly and other vulnerable populations have access to an adequate supply of housing in a variety of neighborhoods that is affordable for a range of income levels.
  • Improve the County’s transportation network to reduce key traffic bottlenecks and invest in viable transportation choices, including buses, sidewalks, and bike paths.
  • Assure implementation and accountability by requiring nine Regional Plans and Implementation Committees that monitor progress and present report cards based on progress metrics.

To review the document, click here.