Should the county develop small area plans as part of the upcoming General Development Plan and Comprehensive rezoning process?
Boniface: I am a strong proponent of completing and/or updating the 16 Anne Arundel County small area plans as part of the 2019 General Development Plan. The small area plans for many of the 16 areas were last updated 14-18 years ago and in the areas that have seen significant growth (such as Crofton, Odenton, Pasadena, Severna Park, and Edgewater), those plans are outdated. The General Development Plan is a blueprint that should be strictly followed during the comprehensive rezoning process. Waiting to update the small area plans for the next General Development Plan in 2027 is unconscionable.