Walktober 2021: Another Successful Year of Walking in Maryland!

Planning in Progress

by Brittany Brothers, Communications & Outreach Coordinator Maryland Department of Transportation and Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to thank all our 40 partners, including the agencies, organizations, as well as Maryland residents that participated and helped to make the Walktober 2021 campaign a huge success!

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Priority Funding Areas Frequently Asked Questions

Planning in Progress

Here at the Maryland Department of Planning, Priority Funding Areas, or PFAs, are part of our daily routine. PFAs were enacted by Maryland in 1997 and are defined as existing communities and places designated by local governments indicating where they want state investment to support future growth.

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Sparrows Point Park Project: Baltimore County to Build First New Park in Six Years 

Planning in Progress 

Fig 1 – Aerial view of planned park site showing existing conditions.

The historic and famed Bethlehem Steel Mill in Sparrows Point is about to breathe new life thanks to Tradepoint Atlantic’s generous donation of a 22-acre water view park site, located at 1900 Wharf Road in Baltimore.  

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Now Open! Take the Compatible Use Website and Handbook User Experience Survey 

Planning in Progress  

by Sarah Diehl, AICP, Compatible Use Community Liaison  

Fig 1 – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the Ocean City Air Show in Ocean City, Maryland on June 19, 2021. Photo source: U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Allen Griffith, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mdng/51279731410/. 

Do you live or work near one of Maryland’s 20 military facilities? Are you interested in the military presence across the state? We want to hear from you! 

The Maryland Department of Planning has created an online survey to learn how community members interact with, seek information about, and envision compatible development between the state’s military installations and surrounding communities now and in the future.  

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Reminder! Register Now for Maryland Statewide Brownfield Conference

Planning to Host Inaugural Conference, Toward Beneficial Reuse, November 16-17

Planning in Progress  

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner  

Figs 1-4 – The former McCord Laundry builing in Easton, MD, once a brownfield, is now a LEED building housing the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy.

Over two half-days in November, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) will host the Inaugural Maryland Statewide Brownfield Conference – Toward Beneficial Reuse. The conference is part of Planning’s ongoing commitment to the principles of smart growth, which encourage brownfield redevelopment.

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