Harford County reworking its zoning code as BRAC onslaught approaches


    With an anticipated 60,000 new residents expected to come to Harford County as a result of BRAC, county officials are looking to update a zoning code that was last revised in 1982, according to a story in today’s Baltimore Sun:

    Here’s the rezoning plan by the numbers:

    Deadline for revised zoning code to be submitted to Harford County Council: October 2008

    County will start taking applications for rezoning: July 2008

    The county could start receiving petitions for rezoning: end of 2009

    The story said:

    “The plan also calls for updating programs for farm preservation and natural resource protection, both of which could affect zoning policy. The county will hire a consultant to act as a liaison between the government and the public, Craig said, and will form a “work group” made up of residents, business owners, farmers and developers.”

    The story indicated that County Executive David Craig was calling for more interaction with residents:

    “‘We have heard citizens want more input,’ Craig said, adding that regular updates will be available on the county government’s Web site.”

    I just checked the county’s website and I didn’t see anything that called for residents’ input, but I’ll keep checking.

    Here’s a link to the Planning & Zoning department’s zoning code updates.