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Liberty Road Study Timeline

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The timeline and major steps for the Liberty Road study are outlined below.

September and October 2019

  • Initial community engagement.
  • The community planner meets with stakeholders and community groups, providing an introduction to the Sustainable Community Area program and initial discussion of their roles in the renewal.
  • Internal agency meetings are scheduled to discuss project goals with County and state partners.

November 2019

  • Open house, online survey and public workshop.
  • The project kick-off and open house will be held on November 14 at 6 p.m. at the Randallstown Library.
  • An online survey will be available on November 14, 2019.
  • The public workshop will be held on  November 21, 2019 at 6 p.m at the Randallstown Liberty Center. 

December 2019

  • Development of draft plan.
  • Staff work with agency partners to review input gathered from engagement and develop a draft project and priority list.

January and February 2020

  • Draft renewal plan is shared with community. Additional revisions to the project and priority list may be needed.

April 2020

  • Submittal of the Northwest Gateways Sustainable Community Area Plan Renewal to the State of Maryland for review.

May 2020

  • Development of Implementation Strategies

June 2020

  • Finalization of Action Plan

September 17, 2020

  • Introductory Meeting with the Steering Committee

October 19 to October 30, 2020

  • Open Survey period to get perceptions, aspirations, and vision of Liberty Road

October 21, 2020

  • Site visit with Steering Committee and County Representatives

November 10, 2020

  • Group meeting with Steering Committee

December 8, 2020

  • Group meeting with Steering Committee

January 12, 2021

  • Group meeting with Steering Committee

January 2021

  • Online engagement

February 2021

  • Community feedback

March 2021

  • Draft plan development

April 2021

  • Final plan development

May 2021

  • Introduction of DRP and Design Guidelines Resolution
  • Adoption

Community Planning Process 

The backbone of any planning process includes frequent engagement of the community. The County uses a variety of channels to engage the community and collect feedback during the various stages of the process, some of those methods include:

  • Visioning workshop
  • Community association presentations
  • Project kick-off workshop
  • Stakeholder meetings
  • Citizen workshops
  • Project website
  • Citizen surveys
  • Community ‘newsletters’
  • Draft plan review and public comment period

The community planning process begins with setting goals for the study, along with collecting the necessary data. An inventory and detailed analysis of the data and goals then is undertaken. Based on the analysis, proposals for projects and improvements are developed and vetted. Once the Sustainable Community Area Plan is finalized, implementation can begin and take the form of updates to policy documents and ordinances, capital project funding and construction, or additional studies.

Community Groups

The following community groups began meeting with the Planning Department in September 2019 to discuss renewal efforts:

  • Liberty Road Community Council   
  • Liberty Rd Business Association     
  • Milford Mill Road Community Association                         
  • Stoneybrook Community Association
  • Villa Nova Community Association 
  • Security Woodlawn Business Association    
  • Pikesville Chamber of Commerce  
  • Pikesville Communities Corporation              
  • Willow Glen South Improvement Association              
  • Scotts Hill Community Association 


Representatives from the following groups will be contacted by the Planning Department in October 2019 to establish a workgroup for the renewal efforts:

  • Liberty Road Community Council
  • Liberty Road Business Association
  • Stevenswood Improvement Association
  • Milford Mill Road Community Association
  • Villa Nova Community Association
  • Oakwood Village HOA
  • Fieldstone Community Association
  • Combined Communities Advocacy Council of Greater Randallstown
  • Northwest Hospital
  • Business owners and property owners
  • Institution and religious organizations
  • Public School and Community Colleges of Baltimore County
  • Senior citizens
  • Youth groups
  • Emergency responders

Agency Partners

Baltimore County and state agencies met on August 5, 2019 and October 16, 2019 to discuss the renewal efforts. Additional meetings will occur throughout the process timeline. The following are Baltimore County agency partners:

  • Baltimore County Department of Planning—Ngone Diop, Pete Gutwald, Jeff Mayhew, Amy Mantay, Jennifer Meacham, Kui Zhao and Marcia Williams
  • Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development—Todd Dolbin and Jessica Normington
  • Baltimore County Department of Public Works—Sam Snead, Thomas Kiefer and Jeff Peluso
  • Baltimore County Office of Community Engagement—Debbie Risper and Mary Clay
  • Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks—Pat McDougall
  • Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability—Haley Amini
  • Baltimore County Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections—Mike Mallinoff and Adam Whitlock
  • Baltimore County Police Department—Wes Fischer and Brandon Rogers

Staff Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Ngone Seye Diop
Western Sector Lead Planner

Revised October 8, 2020         


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