HarfordNEXT will provide strategic guidance for future planning decisions in Harford County over the next 25 years through specific recommendations that will be implemented after adoption of the plan. HarfordNEXT is a master plan for the next generation that seeks to enhance the quality of life for all Harford County citizens through innovation and forward thinking planning approaches.
Chapter 8: Community Planning Areas
The Community Planning Areas include:
-Greater Bel Air, Emmorton, Forest Hill
-Greater Aberdeen, Bush River, Havre de Grace
Click on the "Jump to Section" drop down within this link to find your Community Planning Area.
In 2015, County Executive Barry Glassman directed the Department of Planning and Zoning to begin an update to the 2012 Master Plan and Land Use Element Plan. The Department undertook a strategic approach to preparing HarfordNEXT. Six overarching themes replace the previous Element Plans to form one streamlined and cohesive document known as HarfordNEXT. The document begins with a brief introduction, followed by chapters devoted to the following six themes; Grow With Purpose, Economic Vitality, Preserving our Heritage, Mobility and Connectivity, Environmental Stewardship, and Promoting Healthy Communities. Each theme presents a set of Principles and Goals that are followed by implementation strategies. The last chapter is devoted to the seven Community Planning Areas and includes background and demographic information as well as implementation strategies relevant to each area. The Water Resources Element and Priority Preservation Area Plan are included in the Appendix.