BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, March 6, 2023) – Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) has released recommendations for improving accessibility, signage and parking in downtown Ellicott City and Oella following a Historic Town Centers study. A public comment period on the recommendations will close on April 5, 2023, and will include a public meeting at the Roger Carter Community Center on March 21.
The nearly 50 recommendations include strategies for improving the experience of getting around Ellicott City and Oella for residents and visitors. These include increased bike and pedestrian infrastructure, improved management of parking, loading and deliveries, renaming parking lots, refreshing signage and implementing a parking shuttle, among others.
Working with Howard and Baltimore Counties, BMC concluded an open comment period late last year as part of the Historic Town Centers study, including an online survey with 86 responses and a public open house on December 8. These recommendations were developed in part from those public outreach efforts. We now invite participants to rank their top recommendations and share any additional comments, which will help Howard and Baltimore Counties coordinate implementation of the recommendations at their discretion.
Learn more about the project details at publicinput.com/historictowncenters.
Members of the public are encouraged to share comments on the recommendations by Wednesday, April 5. Anyone wishing to discuss the project in more detail is welcome to join us at the Roger Carter Community Center on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Those who cannot attend can view materials from the meeting on the project webpage.
Ways to comment include:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text: keyword htc2023 to 73224
- Voicemail: 855-925-2801 x 6735
- Online: publicinput.com/historictowncenters
- Social media: @BaltoMetroCo
- Public meeting: Tuesday, March 21, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Roger Carter Community Center, 3000 Milltowne Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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