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.
Initial Community Surveys
The initial Parole Community Survey and Visual Preference Survey that were launched in August and early September are now closed.
View survey results and feedback from our Open House by clicking here.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Draft Vision Statement
This Vision Statement is derived from the comments of citizens and stakeholders and is an aspirational statement expressing the future that is desired for their community. It sets the overall tone for the Plan and will be the lens through which the Parole Master Plan will be updated in the coming months. When the Plan is updated, its goals and policies will reflect strategies to implement this Vision.
View the draft Vision Statement by clicking here.
Please email your comments on the Vision Statement to ParolePlan@aacounty.org.