PlanMaryland – Revised Draft Released

The Maryland Department of Planning has released its promised revised draft of PlanMaryland, with the following announcement on its website:

After reviewing 120 days of public comment on its initial draft of PlanMaryland, the Maryland Department of Planning on September 9, 2011 released a revised draft. MDP is requesting public comment on the revised draft through November 9, 2011 before it prepares a plan to submit to Governor Martin O’Malley. The focus of the revised draft was to respond to input and to make the document shorter and more accessible. (Some graphics from the initial draft were omitted for the revised draft, but will be included in the final version.)

Throughout the past summer, we took hundreds of comments into account in revising the first draft of the plan that we released in April. All of the input was vital, useful and taken seriously. Many ideas helped shape this phase of the plan and others will help guide the implementation of the plan. What PlanMaryland seeks to accomplish over the next 25 years is saving 300,000 acres of farmland and forest, saving $1.5 billion a year in infrastructure costs and stimulating economic development, jobs and revitalization in our towns, cities and other existing communities that already have the facilities to support growth.

Richard Eberhart Hall, AICP
Maryland Secretary of Planning

Get the revised plan (as a pdf document) here

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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