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Project Information

The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan - March 2022 Plan Available

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 have been received from Maryland Department of Planning / Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Department of Commerce.

The public is invited and encouraged to review the March 2022 draft Plan and send comments to:   PlanningCommission@FrederickCountyMD.gov or to Frederick County Division of Planning and Permitting, 30 North Market Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701.    

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on their March 2022 Draft Plan on May 18, 2022 at 6 pm at Winchester Hall. The Planning Commission may make additional changes to the March 2022 draft Plan after the public hearing, prior to formally transmitting their Recommended Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan to the County Council. 

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


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Download: The March 2022 Draft Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan






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 - 1st 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 oDone Editingn FCG-TV and the Public Portal is open for public comments, questions and voicemails.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6 pm

PUBLIC HEARING:  Review March 2022 Draft Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan:  

- Public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker. 

- Recognized organizations will be limited to ten (10) minutes. Prior to the meeting, speakers for recognized organizations must submit:

  •  A board resolution stating that they are authorized to speak for the organization
  • A copy of their bylaws, which must be adopted at least 90 days prior to the Commission meeting


Attend In Person: 1st Floor Hearing Room, Winchester Hall (12 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701)

Attend Virtually: Call 1-855-925-2801, Meeting Code 9006

Live Stream: FrederickCountyMD.gov/FCGTV


Public Comments received from March 1, 2022 through April 1, 2022
Public Comments received from April 2, 2022 through May 16, 2022

Community Meetings & Open Houses

Previous Meetings


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 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 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 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 from December 7, 2021 through December 31, 2021

Public Comments received from January 1, 2022 through January 10, 2022

Public Comments received 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 after 9:00 am on November 16, 2021 through November 29, 2021

Public Comments received 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 received prior to noon on November 9, 2021

Public Comments received 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 as of November 1, 2021

Sugarloaf Maps as listed in Planning Commission Agenda

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Frederick County Planning Commission Workshop #2

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual

Presentation: Slides

Presentation: Video

Public Comments 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 as of September 7, 2021 #1

Public Comments 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


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Open House

Virtual Meeting

Presentation: Slides

Presentation: Video

Public Comments


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.


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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

Community Forum

Click to access the previous Livable Frederick Community Forum, or use the new General Discussion Forum.


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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