A Better Maryland is Visiting a Community Near You

The Maryland Department of Planning is conducting its second round of community outreach for A Better Maryland.

We previously visited your community and we are returning to continue the dialogue. Your suggestions were incredibly informed and detailed and we would appreciate your assistance this fall.

-The Maryland Department of Planning

A Better Maryland

The department has teamed up with the Smart Growth Subcabinet, the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, American Planning Association (APA) Maryland, and planning directors from across the state to compile and analyze previously provided input.

They have compiled feedback by county on their website.

The following are scheduled visits throughout the state:

Allegany County: 
Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 pm
Frostburg State University
Lyric Theatre
20 E. Main Street
Frostburg, MD 21532

Baltimore City: 
Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Morgan State University
Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, Room 111
5299 Perring Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21214

Baltimore County: 
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 pm
New Town Elementary School Cafeteria
4924 New Town Boulevard
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Cecil County: 
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm
Town Hall
515 Broad Street
Perryville, MD 21903

Charles County: 
Thursday, October 18, 7:00 pm
Waldorf Cultural Center
109 Post Office Road
Waldorf, MD 20602

Howard County: 
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm
Howard County Library
East Columbia Branch – Lucille Clifton Room AB
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

Kent County: 
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 pm
Chestertown Town Office – 2nd Floor
118 N Cross St
Chestertown, MD 21620

Montgomery County: 
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 pm
Gaithersburg Community Center – Room B
810 S. Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Prince George’s County: 
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
6600 Kenilworth Ave
Riverdale, MD 20737

Somerset County: 
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 pm
Somerset County Commissioner’s Office, Room 111
11916 Somerset Ave
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Talbot County: 
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 pm
Talbot County Community Center
Wye Oak Room
10228 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601

Washington County: 
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 pm
Hagerstown Community College
Career Program Building, Rooms 212 and 214
11400 Robinwood Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Meeting Topics:

  • Tackling the Economic Development Needs of the Next Century
  • Sustaining the Environment into the Future
  • Preserving Land
  • Improving Economic Growth and Development in Existing Communities
  • Meeting Renewable Energy Goals
  • Addressing Maryland’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Technology Challenges and Opportunities
  • Creating Workforce/Affordable Housing
  • Building Capacity in Communities
  • Protecting Historic and Cultural Resources
  • Creating Quality Places
  • Coordinating State Agencies in Planning Processes
  • Adapting and Becoming Resilient to Climate Change
  • Respecting Regional Distinctions
  • Improving the Delivery of Programs and Services to Local Jurisdictions