From Our Partners
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) are currently seeking community input on the 2050 Maryland Transportation Plan (2050 MTP), the draft Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Survey (AFFH Survey), and the Statewide Preservation Plan (Preservation Plan), respectively. More about each is below.
2050 MTP Survey
The April 4, 2023, edition of Planning Practice Monthly introduced readers to the recently initiated 2050 MTP development process. One of its first steps is soliciting feedback from Marylanders. MDOT notes that the survey’s purpose is to receive “input on the proposed 2050 MTP guiding principles, goals, and priorities.”
The Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), in partnership with DHCD, is developing resources to help jurisdictions with the fair housing planning and reporting requirements of 2021’s HB 90 – State and Local Housing Programs – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
MDP shared information about our HB 90 guidance webpage in the January Planning Practice Monthly edition. In addition to the comprehensive planning requirements of HB 90, DHCD is also required, in consultation with counties, municipalities, and housing authorities, to submit a report to the governor and general assembly by December 1, 2023.
To ensure it can gather the needed data and information to complete this report, DHCD developed an AFFH survey for jurisdictions. DHCD recently released the draft survey for public comment through May 12, 2023. DHCD asks that all comments be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preservation Plan Survey
MHT is updating Preserve Maryland II, which is a five-year guidance document (2019-2023) for government agencies, non-profit advocates, and others involved in historic preservation, archaeology, and cultural heritage in Maryland. As a first step in the update process, MHT is seeking feedback from Marylanders to inform the years 2024-2031. One way to participate is to complete the survey linked below. MHT will also hold public meetings this summer. Those interested in preservation planning can learn more on the project webpage.