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2023 Comprehensive Plan Update
The 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update Neighborhood Meetings have concluded. These meetings were organized in conjunction with the Town Council representatives of each of the Town’s four election wards. Recordings of each meeting can be accessed HERE.
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLAN UPDATE
There are still multiple opportunities to participate in this Comprehensive Plan Update. These opportunities include three separate and unique online surveys Everyone is encouraged to complete each of the surveys. They can be accessed from the survey links below. In addition, the Planning Commission will conduct a highly participatory type of meeting for residents, employees, or anyone interested in the future of Easton. The Commission is calling this a “Planning Drop-in” as the event will be open for three hours, but anyone interested in participating may show up at any time in the window and provide their input. The Commission considers this a prime opportunity to contribute to the Plan Update and urges those interested in the future of our Town to give us “30 for 30”, referring to sparing 30 minutes of your valuable time to help us plan for the next 30 years or our community.
The Planning Drop-in will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department (315 Leonard Rieck Drive, Easton, MD). Anyone wishing to help us by providing their ideas on the future of Easton are welcome to stop by at any time within those hours and spend as little or as much time as they like. The room will be set up in a series of topical stations where your ideas can be conveyed through a variety of simple, quick, and maybe even - fun exercises. The stations will address issues associated with Growth, Housing, Natural Resources and Sustainability, Arts, Culture, Parks and Recreation and Quality of Life, Transportation, and Economic Development. There will also be opportunities for interested citizens to leave comments on any topic they think we might have missed.
Lastly, prior to adopting a new Plan, both the Planning Commission and Town Council will conduct Public Hearings on the document. These Hearings will be advertised on the Town website as well as in the Star-Democrat in advance of the scheduled date.
The Easton Planning and Zoning Commission is initiating the next Update of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan, or The Plan, for short) is the Town’s official long-range planning document that outlines goals and objectives, as well as recommended projects and programs for a host of land use and growth-related issues. In greatly oversimplified terms, it describes the future that we want for Easton as well as the road map for how to arrive at that desired future.
The Town has historically relied upon the input of people with various interests in the future of our community (e.g., residents, business owners, people who work in Easton, etc.) when preparing Plan Updates. That will be the case again with this Update, which will ultimately take until the Spring of 2023 to complete.
Please check this site regularly for opportunities to provide input on the Plan.
The first opportunity to provide input on the Plan is available now in the form of a survey on a few of the bigger-picture and overarching issues we expect to encounter throughout this Update process. You may access the survey here:
Comprehensive Plan Update Survey #1
If you are curious about what is in the current Plan, you may review that document here: 2010 Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive Plan Update Survey #2
The second Comprehensive Plan survey seeks input on general "Quality of Life Issues" and is available here:
Segunda Encuesta en Español aquí
Comprehensive Plan Update Survey #3
The third Comprehensive Plan survey seeks input on transportation issues such as traffic, bicycle and pedestrian access, and more.