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 (
See why we are updating the Plan: Maryland Department of Planning’s 10 Year Cycle Review Checklist).
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.
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+ Freedom Questions
Draft Freedom Future Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map / List of Land Use Changes
Future Land Use Definitions
+ Element Updates
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) is reviewing Plan elements in five(5)
different stages, prior to the Plan’s final Acceptance and official state 60-Day review period.
This process ensures multiple opportunities for the Planning and Zoning Commission to review
the document, as well as, for the public to participate and offer comment. As always, the
public is encouraged to attend these meetings and public comment is solicited throughout the
process. These stages are: Distribution, Checkpoint, Discussion, Concurrence, and Endorsement.
Distribution: working copies of the element(s) are distributed to PZC members
Checkpoint: Planning staff check-in with PZC during a regularly scheduled meeting to address any preliminary issues or concerns
Discussion: During a regularly scheduled meeting the element(s) are reviewed in-depth to answer questions, take recommendations, and make edits to the element(s)
Concurrence: PZC addresses any other outstanding issues and votes to make the element(s) public
Endorsement: PZC votes to endorse the element(s) and set them aside until all the elements have been endorsed
+ Public Outreach
- September 24th 2016 Freedom Outreach Meeting - Map Gallery format.
Oklahoma Road Middle School from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
+ 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
2014 Freedom Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan & Assessment