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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.

View the Accepted 2017 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan

Submit your comments on the 2017 Accepted Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan

Upcoming Events

+ May 25, 2017- Open House with Staff on the 2017 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan

Times: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Place: South Carroll Senior and Community Center

This is an informal open house for the public to review the Accepted plan, review maps, and speak with staff regarding the Plan. Formal written comments will be taken, however verbal comments will not be taken at this time. Please reserve verbal comments for the public hearing.

+ June 8, 2017 – Public Hearing on the 2017 Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for speaker sign-in. Anyone wanting to testify at this public hearing must fill-in a speaker card.

Hearing: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Liberty High School Auditorium

Testimony for the official public record will be taken at this meeting. Each speaker will have 3 minutes to testify on the Plan. Additional comments on the plan may be submitted in writing and must be received by June 8th prior to the close of the hearing.

+ Freedom Questions

+ Accepted Freedom Future Land Use Map

+ Other Freedom Area Studies / Past Plans

+ 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

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