What is the CRP (Harford Road Community Review Panel)?
A committee made up of neighborhood and business association representatives
Reviews the development and re-development projects along the Harford Road Corridor as part of the Urban Renewal Plan (URP) - a City Ordinance.
The ordinance requires CRP approval on all permits for the corridor,
CRP decisions impact zoning & planning outcomes, though limited to providing review and guidance
What is the URP (Urban Renewal Ordinance - Master Plan)?
A Baltimore City ordinance
Defines each zoning area of the Harford Road Corridor from Argonne Drive to Echodale Avenue
States the goals and preferences for the mix of businesses in the corridor
Lists the prohibited and conditional uses and design standards for the corridor, which are more specific than the overall zoning code
Supersedes the zoning code and is adhered to by Zoning & Planning
Any modifications have been passed by City Council: introduced by Councilman Dorsey
The process requires community review
Why the URP Update ?
In 2017 a new Zoning Code went into effect,
Ordinance needs to align with the new zoning code
Items in the URP are outdated &/or duplicated in the new zoning code
Why the URP Update is Important ?
Gives us the opportunity to better reflect the corridor moving forward through zoning criteria & design standards
Allows us to
Keep elements of the existing URP that are not in the current zoning code
Keep non-permitted uses that are allowed in the zoning code
Add new zoning categories and fine tune existing ones
Be more restrictive than the zoning code in certain circumstances
PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THE UPDATE
PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU DO/DON’T WANT TO SEE IN THE COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR