2017 Comprehensive Zoning Review
The Department of Planning and Zoning has scheduled two community input meetings with the Planning Advisory Board (PAB) to allow citizens to provide feedback on the 115 Comprehensive Zoning applications received by the Department. The meetings will be held from 7pm to 9pm at Edgewood High School on Tuesday, April 11th and Bel Air High School on Tuesday, April 25th. Citizens must sign up to speak prior to the start of the meeting. Department of Planning and Zoning staff will be available starting at 6pm to answer questions about the Comprehensive Zoning process or assist citizens with locating Zoning Issues on a map of the County. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm with an introduction from Bradley Killian, Director of Planning and Zoning. Citizens will have 3 minutes to address the PAB. Citizen representing groups will be given 5 minutes to speak. The members of PAB are present to listen to citizen comment and will not be answering questions. Citizens will also have the ability to leave written comments at each meeting. In the spring/summer of 2017, The Department of Planning and Zoning and PAB will make recommendations on each of the rezoning requests. The recommendations will be incorporated into a Director’s Report that will be sent to the County Council. The Council will then hold public hearings on the 2017 Comprehensive Zoning bill and vote on each of the requests.
The Department of Planning and Zoning, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, has developed a Harford County Rezoning Tracker for tracking rezoning requests received from property owners during the 2017 Comprehensive Zoning Review. The tracker displays an interactive map of each rezoning request submitted to the Department plus detailed information about the underlying property. Throughout this year-long review process, the rezoning tracker will be updated in real time as applications are received and processed.
To use the tracker, click on the image above and look for the underlying properties identified with red crosshatch markings on the countywide map. Clicking on a marked parcel will access multiple tabs of information, including the existing zoning, requested zoning, and assessment data. Within this feature is a link to the “document archive” which displays a copy of the rezoning application. The tracker also includes options to create, save and print maps.
As a companion to the tracker, a rezoning log has also been posted online and will be updated in real-time. The log lists affected parcels by council district and by the date the application was filed, with direct links back to the property’s location on the tracker map. As the review process unfolds, columns will be added to the log showing recommendations made for each parcel by the Planning Advisory Board, the Department of Planning & Zoning, and the final decision of the County Council. Click on the image above to access the log.
Click on the links to the right for detailed information about the 2017 Comprehensive Zoning Review.