The Town of Union Bridge originally adopted the 2008 Union Bridge Community Comprehensive Plan on July 27, 2008. Since its adoption, there have been two amendments to the plan document.
In September, 2009 a plan amendment proposed removing the westerly extension of Shepherd's Mill Road between Quaker Hill Road and MD 75/Green Valley Road as a planned major street. Following a November public hearing, the Union Bridge Planning and Zoning Commission recommended adopting the proposed amendment. The Town officially adopted this amended plan on December 21, 2009.
A second amendment was initiated as a result of the Town's participation in developing a unified Water Resources Element (WRE) in conjunction with the County and Carroll's seven other municipalities. This new plan element was required to be in place by April 2010. The WRE was jointly circulated by the County and all of the municipalities for 60-day public review on November 17, 2009. Following its February 11, 2010 public hearing, the Union Bridge Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the element's adoption to the Mayor and Town Council on March 18, 2010. The WRE was adopted by the Mayor and Town Council on April 26, 2010.
A third amendment was a follow up to the Union Bridge Planning and Zoning Commission's adoption of the Union Bridge Growth Tier Map as required by Senate Bill No. 236. Resolution No. 05-12 included the adoption of the Growth Tier Map and stipulated that the map be incorporated into the next comprehensive plan review, as directed by law. After a 60-day review period and following its August 21, 2014 public hearing, the Union Bridge Planning and Zoning Commission approved the comprehensive plan amendment to incorporate the Growth Tier Map and recommended adoption by the Mayor and Town Council. The amendment was adopted by the Mayor and Town Council on August 25, 2014.
Click on the links below to view the chapters of the amended 2008 Union Bridge plan or its maps.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Plan Foundation
Chapter 3: Demographics & Projections
Chapter 4: Community Input
Chapter 5: Growth Management & Land Use
Chapter 6: Municipal Growth
Chapter 7: Transportation
Chapter 8: Community Facilities
Chapter 9: Natural & Agricultural Resources
Chapter 10: Economic Development & Activity
Chapter 11: Historic/Cultural Resources
Chapter 12: Community Involvement
Chapter 13: Interjurisdictional Coordination & Communication
Chapter 14: Housing & Community Design
Chapter 15: Main Street Revitalization
Chapter 16: 2008 Land Use Designations
1990 Land Use Designations
Existing Use of Land
Publicly Owned Land
Priority Funding Area
Municipal Growth Areas
Parks & Local Circulation
Water Service Areas
Sewer Service Areas
Mineral Resource Overlay
Historic & Cultural Resources
Main Street Revitalization Area
2008 Land Use Designations
2008 Comprehensive Plan
SB 236 - Tier Map (Added - 2014 Amendment)