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Comprehensive Planning
In its simplest definition, the Comprehensive Plan provides a guiding framework for how a particular jurisdiction will continue to grow and what that growth will look like. To prepare this document, considerable effort is made in collecting and analyzing data involving but not limited to: development patterns, land use, population figures and projections, environmental resources, infrastructure including roads and utilities and housing. Public participation is vital to the preparation and implementation of any comprehensive plan. This Plan belongs to you, the citizens of Frederick. The most recent Plan was adopted in 2010. The State of Maryland requires that Comprehensive Plans be reviewed and updated at least every six years.

The 2010 Comprehensive Plan contains the following elements:

Land Use
Transportation
Municipal Growth
Water Resources
Environmental
Community Character and Design
Heritage Resources
Economic Development
Fiscal Element
Recreation
Implementation


SMALL AREA PLANNING
 
As part of the implementation of the 2010 Comprehensive Plan, the City of Frederick has begun work on Small Area Plans to address land use, mobility, infrastructure, and other issues at a neighborhood level. The fist of these is the Golden Mile Small Area Plan and a public draft should be available by late 2011.

Extensive public outreach has been, and will continue to be a key component of each plan, including surveys and community workshops. When complete, plans will be presented to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for adoption.

COMMENTS 
If you have comments or wish to be placed on the e-mail distribution list, please contact us at e-mail.

Matthew Davis, AICP
Manager of Comprehensive Planning
Ph: (301) 600-1248

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