An informational meeting will be held on Jan. 14 to discuss plans for the Route 140 corridor in Finksburg.
The Finksburg community is invited to an informational meeting on proposed modifications to the Draft Finksburg Corridor Plan, a document that sets goals and guides development along the eastern portion of the Maryland Route 140 corridor in Carroll County.
An initial draft of the Finksburg Corridor Plan was issued for public review in April 2009. Since then, the plan has been scrutinized by the Planning Commission, the public, the board of Carroll County Commissioners and the Planning and Zoning Commission, according to the Carroll County government website.
On February 15, 2011, the Board of County Commissioners voted to reject the revised plan, primarily so that the update to the County Master Plan could be completed first. On October 2, 2012, the Board reconsidered that action and voted to remand the plan back to the Planning Commission for revision, according to the county website.
The informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in the social hall of Sandymount United Methodist Church, 2101 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg.
Staff from the County’s Department of Land Use, Planning & Development will provide an overview of plan modifications and members of the County Planning Commission will be available for a question and answer session.
The plan is an update to the 1981 Finksburg Area and Environs Comprehensive Plan and focuses on traffic flow in the corridor, protecting the area's environmental resources, and eliminating the growth area designation from the area outside the Route 140 corridor.
The Finksburg Corridor Plan can be viewed online at http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/compplan/finksburg/. Copies also are available for review at the Finksburg library and at the Department of Planning (Room 205).
For more information, visit http://www.finksburg.org.