Approximately 30 area business and real estate professionals gathered in the Executive Plaza training room this week to receive an update on the Baltimore County Master Plan 2030. The session was sponsored by the Hunt Valley Business Forum; Hill Management Services, owner and manager of the Executive Plaza complex; Merritt Properties; Point Breeze Credit Union; MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services; Atapco Properties; Padonia; Floors Etc. and Knott Realty Group.
A timeline and overview of the process was presented virtually by members of the Public Policy Committee for Baltimore County including Steve Lafferty, Director of the Department of Planning; Amy Trexler Mantay, Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Megan Benjamin, Lead Planner for the Northern Sector.
“The overall goals and objectives of Master Plan 2030 is to prepare for the future needs of residents and businesses in Baltimore County, incorporate the best planning practices, update out-of-date policies and actions and provide implementation guidelines and benchmarks,” explained Amy Trexler Mantay of Baltimore County. “In the past, this process has relied heavily on town hall meetings, discussions at local schools and one-on-one dialogue with various stakeholders but, like everything else, we need to work virtually for the time being.”
She explained that interested parties can sign up to receive regular updates at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/masterplan2030
“People that add their email address to the portal will be sent continuous information about upcoming meetings, roundtable discussions and workshops,” Trexler Mantay added.
She indicated that the first set of meetings are scheduled for May 17-19 and that a consultant has been hired by Baltimore County to lend support and guidance during the process. According to the website, all recommendations will be subject to public hearings and council briefings in winter 2022.
Executive Plaza is a four-building mixed-use business community containing 550,000 square feet of space. Located at 11350 McCormick Road and just off Shawan Road, it is adjacent to Interstate 83, less than 10 miles from Towson and approximately 15 miles from downtown Baltimore City.