Parole Growth Management Area
One of three designated Town Centers in Anne Arundel County, and a Targeted Growth Area that is given the highest priority for economic growth and public improvements, the Parole Growth Management Area is adjacent to the western edge of the City of Annapolis.
Anne Arundel County’s Office of Planning and Zoning will update the Parole Urban Design Concept Plan, the master plan that guides land use and development and sets general standards for the quality of design within the County-designated Parole Growth Management Area (PGMA).
Why Update the County’s Plan for Parole?
The current Parole Urban Design Concept Plan was adopted in 1994, and there have been significant changes to the area in the years since that plan was adopted. In addition, provisions governing land use and development in the PGMA are found within this plan and within the Anne Arundel County Code (§17-7, Subtitle 9 and §18-14, Subtitle 4). The goals of this update are to
- gather input and establish a community vision for the future of the PGMA,
- update and assess the existing conditions and data used as a basis for planning in the area,
- evaluate and clarify the regulatory framework for the area to achieve the community vision,
- maintain aspects of the existing plan which function well, and
- organize the plan to facilitate its use by business and property owners, citizens, developers, and planning staff.
Anticipated Process and Timeframe
The plan update will begin in summer of 2017. County Planning and Zoning staff will start the process by gathering input from the public and from stakeholders in the County and the City of Annapolis to understand the area’s issues and opportunities and shape the community’s vision for Parole. Public input gathered both online and at public information sessions will guide the update. As sections of the plan are drafted, they will be shared for public review, then revised based on public and stakeholder input. The final plan will be submitted for review by the County’s Planning Advisory Board and adoption the County Council, with anticipated adoption in Summer of 2018.
Take our Online Survey!
County Planning and Zoning staff has launched online surveys to gather initial public input on Parole. These surveys will be available until October 6, 2017, and results will be compiled and shared here by October 20th.
Take five minutes and give us your thoughts!
What is the type and quality of development you would like to see in the Parole GMA? Let us know by taking the Visual Preference Survey below!