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Commenting period opens for Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jul 21, 2020

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Howard County on Tuesday launched a 30-day public commenting period on Ellicott City's Watershed Master Plan draft.

The plan began in 2016 and focuses on the Tiber Branch Watershed and surrounding areas of Ellicott City impacted by devastating flash flooding.

It establishes goals and policies over the next 20 years, for how the historic area could and should look through the eyes of the community.

“As Ellicott City is about to celebrate its 250th Anniversary, we want to ensure that this town continues to be one of Howard County’s most important economic epicenters, a landmark of American history, and one of this nation’s best places to live,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “This master plan provides a long-term vision for a thriving Ellicott City that showcases the community – its people, commerce, history, culture and natural environment.”

Once the 30-day public comment window closes, a summary of the comments will be submitted to the Planning Board and County Council this fall as part of the legislative process to adopt the master plan.

To comment, click here.

Read the plan below.
ECMP Overview of Draft Plan by Wmar Web on Scribd