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The Freedom Community Survey About High Density Residential and Large Store Commercial Development

High density residential development and large, “Big Box” store commercialization can reduce the market value of your home, increase traffic and, in other ways, adversely affect the quality of life in your community. The objective of this survey is to find what you think about these development strategies were they to be implemented where you […] Continue reading →

Approving a pig in a poke.

Maybe, just maybe the current version of the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan isn’t quite ready for prime time. The Board of Commissioners is considering whether or not to approve the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan developed by the County’s Planning Department and endorsed by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Among others, the Plan includes three new […] Continue reading →

To Incorporate Or Not To Incorporate?

Are you feeling threatened by a Comprehensive Plan that would increase residential density and encourage large, “Big Box Store” commercialization in Eldersburg? Does it seem like the County’s planners are going to do what they want to the community where you live – whether you like it or not? That’s not the way it is […] Continue reading →

Zoning: What’s the point?

You’ll notice that the featured image for this article about zoning isn’t a map of this or that district plan. It’s people waiting in line for jobs. Whatever jobs they can get. Generally speaking, zoning is a good thing. By controlling how space is allocated for different types of land use – residential, commercial and […] Continue reading →