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Liberty Road Study

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The Liberty Road Study aims to create a vision and identify specific improvements and policies to guide future investment and development. 

Map of the Liberty Road study area.Select the image above to view a detailed map of
the Liberty Road corridor
(PDF) and the three nodes.

The Liberty Road corridor is approximately eight miles long and runs from the Baltimore City line to Lyons Mill Road. For the purpose of the Study, the Liberty Road corridor has been divided into three nodes:

  1. Easternfrom the Baltimore City line to Interstate 695
  2. Central—from Interstate 695 to approximately Stoneybrook Road
  3. Western—from Stoneybrook Road to Lyons Mill Road

Engagement Opportunities

Meetings

A successful study depends upon an inclusive planning process that receives input from a diverse range of voices in the community. We held a set of open-house community engagement meetings in November 2019 in which the public rotated through stations and provided feedback about issues and opportunities in the Liberty Road corridor and surrounding communities. The public-provided comments on topics related to the Sustainable Community plan:

  • Economy (Workforce Development, Business Attraction and Retention, Business Incentives, Financing Programs and Startup Assistance, Site Selection, etc.)
  • Environment (Parks, Open Space, Trails, Trees, Water Quality, Litter, etc.)
  • General Ideas (Any topics not discussed above)
  • Housing, Land Use and Local Planning (Housing Opportunities and Programs, Foreclosure, Increase in Affordable Housing, Changes to Zoning, Improved Land Use Policy, Strengthening Communities)
  • Quality of Life (Crime Reduction, Recreation and Parks, Code Violation, Health and Human Services, Education, etc.)
  • Transportation (Walkability, Transit Access, Bicycle Access, Level of Comfort, Congestion, etc.)

Survey

We encouraged the community to take a survey regarding issues and opportunities in the communities surrounding the Liberty Road corridor so that they could be incorporated into the presentation of key findings.

Presentation and Key Findings

The results of the study are based on analysis and input from hundreds of people who attended the open-house events and participated in the survey. The top 10 concerns (PDF) highlight the community’s most important issues. The presentation (PDF) from the January 21, 2020 public meeting summarizes the study and present the list of proposed projects (PDF) for each concern. During the public meeting, the County asked the community to prioritize the projects through a group exercise. The results of the prioritization exercise (PDF) are available including the top projects for each concern (PDF).

Outcome and Next Steps

The community-generated ideas developed at the open house community engagement meetings and the December 2019 survey provided a foundation for recommendations for the Northwest Gateways Sustainable Community Area Plan renewal (also known as the “Northwest Plan”). The Application and Action Plan (PDF) has been approved by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The Northwest Plan is extended for five years and will expire on January 14, 2025.

Timeline

See a complete timeline for the Liberty Road Study.

Past Plans

View the map (PDF) of adopted plans in the Randallstown area.

Town Hall Meetings

County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Councilman Julian E. Jones Jr host an annual Town Hall to hear concerns from citizens in the fourth council district.

  • The major issues mentioned at the January 23, 2019 Town Hall meeting are shown on this graph (PDF).
  • The 2020 Town Hall meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Owings Mills High School, 124 South Tollgate Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117.

Staff Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Ngone Seye Diop
Western Sector Lead Planner
Phone: 410-887-3480
Email: libertyroad@baltimorecountymd.gov

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Revised June 3, 2020         

 

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