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Project Highlights


The July 2022 Planning Commission Recommended 
Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan Available

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Download: The July 2022 Planning Commission Recommended Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan


After convening nine (9) public workshops, the Frederick County Planning Commission voted to submit the March 2022 Draft Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan to the State of Maryland for the legally-required 60 day review. Comments were received from Maryland Department of Planning / Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Department of Commerce.


On June 15, 2022, the Planning Commission held a 10th workshop to review the March 2022 Draft Plan and the public comments received. The Planning Commission’s official record on the Sugarloaf Plan closed at 4pm on Friday, June 17, 2022.

On July 13, 2022, a majority of the Planning Commission voted to recommend the July 2022 Sugarloaf Plan to the County Council for approval. The County Council is conducting workshops and a will hold public hearing in the coming months. 

On August 18, 2022, an Open House will be held at Urbana High School. County Planning staff will be on hand to discuss the Planning Commission's Recommended Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan with attendees and to answer questions. Displays to include maps of current and proposed land use designations and zoning.


For more information or questions, contact Tim Goodfellow, Project Planner at 301.600.2508 or  TGoodfellow@FrederickCountyMD.gov 




Recommended Land Use and/or Zoning Changes

and Sugarloaf Rural Heritage Overlay Zoning District


The Planning Commission’s March 2022 Draft Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan recommends land use and/or zoning changes to 163 properties in the planning area, as well as application of a new Sugarloaf Rural Heritage Overlay Zoning District to all properties in the planning area. 




The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan

First Draft Available

July 30, 2021 - The Livable Frederick Planning and Design Office announced that the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan First Draft (PDF) was available for public review. The Plan seeks to maintain rural character and scenic attributes, protect environmental resources, and enhance landscape quality in the Sugarloaf Mountain area. This "large area plan" begins to put into action the Livable Frederick Master Plan, Frederick County’s guiding policy document for how and where the county will grow, conserve, and preserve. 


August 17, 2021 & August 19, 2021 - The draft of the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan was introduced to the public at two virtual open houses from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. After a brief presentation, staff invited members of the public to offer their feedback and ask questions.


September 15, 2021, October 20, 2021, November 10, 2021, November 17, 2021, December 8, 2021, January 19, 2022, February 9, 2022, February 16, 2022, and March 2, 2022 - The Planning Commission held workshops and a public hearing to review the Staff Draft of The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan and develop the plan that will ultimately be recommended by the Planning Commission to the County Council for adoption.


March 22, 2022 & March 29, 2022 - Following the Planning Commission's full review of the draft Plan and a public hearing, the Commission's recommended plan will be submitted to the County Council. The County Council review of the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan will also include a public hearing.



Sugarloaf Area Plan Cover Page

Download: The 1st Draft Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan

Plan Updates Since July 2021 Printing


Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in more information about the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan?

Learn more by reviewing the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan FAQs (PDF)



Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan Overview



Sugarloaf Infographic Status


Meetings & Open Houses

Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop meetings regarding the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan are regularly held on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are located in the First Floor Hearing Room of Winchester Hall at 12 East Church Street.  Some meetings are held virtually and are broadcast live on FCG-TV and the Public Portal is open for public comments, questions and voicemails.


Upcoming Meetings & Events


Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Frederick County Council Sugarloaf Workshop
5:30 pm
Virtual
Public Comments received by the County Council from June 18, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Attend Virtually: Call 1-855-925-2801, Meeting Code 9006 and follow prompts
Live Stream: FrederickCountyMD.gov/FCGTV


Thursday, August 11, 2022
Frederick County Council Sugarloaf Workshop
5:30 pm
Virtual
Attend Virtually: Call 1-855-925-2801, Meeting Code 9006 and follow prompts
Live Stream: FrederickCountyMD.gov/FCGTV



OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, August 18, 2022

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Urbana High School Cafeteria

3471 Campus Dr., Ijamsville, MD 21754

Open House Flyer



Community Meetings & Open Houses


Previous Meetings

Wednesday, July 26, 2022
Frederick County Council Sugarloaf Workshop
9:30 am
Virtual & Winchester Hall
Presentation: Video
Note: Sugarloaf Workshop begins at 1:51

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Frederick County Planning Commission Sugarloaf Workshop
9:30 am
Virtual & Winchester Hall
Presentation: Video

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Frederick County Planning Commission Sugarloaf Workshop
9:30 am
Virtual & Winchester Hall
Presentation: Slides
Presentation: Video
Note: Sugarloaf Workshop begins at 4:19

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Frederick County Planning Commission Public Hearing
6:00 pm
Virtual & Winchester Hall
Review March 2022 Draft Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan
Presentation: Video


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Frederick County Council Meeting
5:30 pm
Virtual
Presentation: Video


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Frederick County Council Meeting
5:30 pm
Virtual
Presentation: Video


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #9
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Virtual
Presentation: Video
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from February 15, 2022 through February 28, 2022 


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #8
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Virtual

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from February 1, 2022 through February 14, 2022


Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #7
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Virtual

Presentation: Video

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from January 18, 2022 through January 31, 2022


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #6

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual

Presentation: Video

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from December 7, 2021 through December 31, 2021

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from January 1, 2022 through January 10, 2022

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from January 11, 2022 through January 17, 2022


Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #5

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual

Presentation: Slides
Presentation: Video

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission after 9:00 am on November 16, 2021 through November 29, 2021

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from November 30, 2021 through December 6, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #4

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual
Presentation: Video

Public Comments by the Planning Commission prior to noon on November 9, 2021

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission after noon on November 9, 2021 through 9:00 am on November 16, 2021


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #3

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual
Presentation: Video
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of November 1, 2021

Sugarloaf Maps as listed in Planning Commission Agenda

North of Sugarloaf Comp Plan 11.02.2021

North of Sugarloaf Zoning 11.02.2021

North of Sugarloaf Environment 11.02.21


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #2

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual

Presentation: Slides

Presentation: Video

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of October 8, 2021
Current Zoning & Land Use Plan Maps
Planning Commission Recommended Zoning and Land Use Plan as of October 13, 2021


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #1

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual

Presentation: Video

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of September 7, 2021 #1

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of September 7, 2021 #2


Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Informational Briefing to City Council

Presentation: Video


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Open House

Virtual Meeting

Presentation: Slides

Presentation: Video

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of August 19, 2021


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Open House

Virtual Meeting

Presentation: Slides

Presentation: Video

Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of August 19, 2021



PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED BY THE FREDERICK COUNTY COUNCIL
BEGINNING JUNE 18, 2022
Public Comments received by the County Council from June 18, 2022 - July 31, 2022


PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED BY THE FREDERICK PLANNING COMMISSION
FROM AUGUST 19, 2021 THROUGH JUNE 17, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of August 19, 2021
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of September 7, 2021 #1
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of September 7, 2021 #2
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of October 8, 2021
Planning Commission Recommended Zoning and Land Use Plan as of October 13, 2021
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission as of November 1, 2021
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission after noon on November 9, 2021 through 9:00 am on November 16, 2021
Public Comments by the Planning Commission prior to noon on November 9, 2021
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission after 9:00 am on November 16, 2021 through November 29, 2021
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from November 30, 2021 through December 6, 2021
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from December 7, 2021 through December 31, 2021
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from January 1, 2022 through January 10, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from January 11, 2022 through January 17, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from January 18, 2022 through January 31, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from February 1, 2022 through February 14, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from February 15, 2022 through February 28, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from March 1, 2022 through April 1, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from April 2, 2022 through May 16, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission  from May 17, 2022 through June 6, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission from June 7, 2022 through noon on June 14, 2022
Public Comments received by the Planning Commission after 12:00 pm on June 14, 2022 through June 17, 2022 (Close of record for the Planning Commission - June 17, 2022)




Advisory Group Meetings

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Virtual Meeting

Presentation: Slides

Draft Plan Comments


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Bar T Ranch

Presentation: Slides

Draft Plan Comments


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Virtual Meeting

Draft Plan Outline - October 2020

Presentation Materials


Monday, August 31, 2020

Virtual Meeting

Outline for meeting discussion


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Presentation: Video
Draft Plan Outline


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Agenda


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Agenda



Agendas

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Sugarloaf Community Meeting/Open House

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, approximately 100 people attended the County’s first Community Meeting for the kick-off of the Sugarloaf Area Plan.  A  wide variety of geographic information and other data about the Sugarloaf Planning Area was displayed at the meeting, with County Staff answering questions about the maps and information presented.  After a short PowerPoint presentation, a question/answer period followed for people to obtain more information about the Sugarloaf Area Plan and its creation.


Sugarloaf


Sugarloaf Stakeholders’ Advisory Group

The County established a Sugarloaf Stakeholders’ Advisory Group to provide input and perspective as the county seeks to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities that exist in the Sugarloaf area.


Members: 

  • Janine Borofka, Tina Theme Brown, Dakota Durcho, Martha Hartlaub, Michael Kashiwagi, Mike Kay, Andy MacIntosh, Jim MacIntosh, Gary Magnuson, Blanca Poteat, Steve Poteat, Joe Richardson, Ingrid Rosencrantz, Russell Thompson, David Webster, John Webster

Contact Us


Tim Goodfellow

Principal Planner, Project Lead

301-600-2508

tgoodfellow@frederickcountymd.gov


Denis Superczynski

Manager, Livable Frederick Planning and Design Office

301-600-1142

dsuperczynski@frederickcountymd.gov


Kimberly Golden Brandt

Director, Livable Frederick Planning & Design Office

301-600-1144

kgbrandt@frederickcountymd.gov


Frederick County Government

Division of Planning and Permitting

30 North Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701




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