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Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan Update

Carroll County Bureau of Comprehensive Planning is updating the 2001 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan to meet Maryland's Land Use Article of Code, which requires jurisdictions to update their master plans, and in this case, small area plan, every ten years. The update of the 2001 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan is following the recently Adopted 2014 Carroll County Master Plan.

The update of the 2001 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan will be the framework for land use, growth management, rural/agricultural policies, economic development, water resources, natural environmental resources, community facilities and services, and recreational resources. Supplementing the update is the 2014 Approved Freedom Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan & Assessment.

From September 2012 through June 2013, a series of public participation “listening sessions” were conducted. The County gathered public input on asserts and constraints for the Freedom Community Planning Area. The County is utilizing this information to host a series of new, topic-specific meetings to address key challenges in the Freedom Community Planning Area. These topic-specific meetings will include a meeting on housing, the transportation network and the Liberty Road Corridor from Route 32 to the Baltimore County line, tourism and recreational opportunities, and economic development. To receive meeting notifications and updates on the 2001 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan, sign up here.

Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan Zoning Map Amendment and Comprehensive Rezoning Deferral

+ 2001 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction to a Comprehensive Plan
Chapter 2 - Introduction to the Freedom Community
Chapter 3 - Demographics and Population Projections
Chapter 4 - Plan Vision, Goals, and Format
Chapter 5 - Goal 1: To Provide a Plan that Promotes Growth Management and Community Development
Chapter 6 - Goal 2: To Provide a Safe and Functional Transportation System
Chapter 7 - Goal 3: To Provide Adequate Public Facilities and Services
Chapter 8 - Goal 4: To Protect and Enhance the Environment
Chapter 9 - Goal 5: To Enhance the Character and Uniqueness of the Freedom Community
Chapter 10 - Goal 6: To Encourage Community Involvement in the Development, Implementation, and Monitoring of the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan
Chapter 11 - Goal 7: To Promote Economic Development
Appendix A - Guidelines for Development of a Boulevard District
Appendix B - Glossary of Terms
Appendix C - Summary of Visioning Exercise Results
Appendix E - Types of Recreational Facilities Table
Comprehensive Plan Map

+ Freedom Community Comprehensive Planning Area: Changes from 2001 to 2014

2014 Freedom Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan & Assessment

Public Meetings

  • TBA

+ Planning Commission Meetings

Future Meetings
September 30, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. Agenda
Past Meetings
September 15, 2015 Agenda Video
September 2, 2015 Agenda Meeting Summary Video
July 29, 2015 Agenda Meeting Summary Video