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Washington County Invites Public Participation in Comprehensive Plan 2040

Washington County Invites Public Participation in Comprehensive Plan 2040

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD (August 9, 2023) – The Washington County Planning Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Planning & Zoning, is excited to announce a series of Public Information Meetings to discuss and gather input on the newly released Comprehensive Plan 2040. These meetings will provide an opportunity for citizens to actively participate in shaping the future of the county’s land use and overall community development.

The Comprehensive Plan serves as a blueprint for the county’s growth and development over the next two decades, encompassing critical areas such as economic development, housing, transportation, water resources, agricultural preservation, historic and cultural resources, and more. Through collective engagement, the community can envision the county’s evolution and ensure that it remains a vibrant and thriving place for all residents.

The series of Public Information Meetings will be held at various locations across the county, each offering an opportunity for attendees to learn about the Comprehensive Plan and share their thoughts. Staff members from the Planning Commission will be on-site to deliver brief presentations, answer questions, and receive valuable feedback from the public.

Meeting Schedule:

Date Location Address Time
August 23, 2023 Hancock

Town Hall

126 W High Street, Hancock, MD 21750 6:00 p.m.
August 31, 2023 Clear Spring Fire Company Special Events Building 12323 Big Spring Road, Clear Spring, MD21722 6:00 p.m.
September 21, 2023 Shafer Park Community Center 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro, MD 21713 6:00 p.m.
September 25, 2023 Washington County Free Library 100 S. Potomac Street,

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Room 308/309

5:30 p.m.
October 10, 2023 Smithsburg

Town Hall

21 West Water Street, Smithsburg, MD 21783 6:00 p.m.
October 25, 2023 Williamsport Volunteer Fire Company

Banquet Hall

2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795 6:00 p.m.

Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the Comprehensive Plan 2040 website to access the full plan, join the mailing list for updates, follow the official Facebook page for announcements, and submit questions and comments via email to [email protected].

For additional questions or concerns, please contact the Washington County Public Relations and Marketing Department at [email protected].

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