Monday, August 06, 2007

Your Turn

Have you been following our recent development discussions? Would you like to know more about redevelopment, density, parking, traffic, or creating a more walkable Laurel? Do you have an opinion about the future of Laurel?

The City of Laurel Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the City’s proposed 2007 Master Plan in the Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center next Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m.

It's your turn to speak out. Serious policy wonks will want to prepare by reading the entire 200+ page Master Plan here in Adobe Acrobat format.

I also want to draw your attention to Laurel2020's interesting article about a more walkable Laurel here.

What do you want? In 2020, Route 1 through Laurel should look like: a) Bethesda, b) Silver Spring, c) Mayberry, or d) the way it is today? Please share your opinions in the comments section.

Full disclosure: I served on the committee that produced the 2007 plan.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Hi Rick:

I'm a journalism student at the University of Maryland and I'm in an advanced reporting class. For an assignment, we have to write about an issue in a surrounding town. I'm writing about the idea of creating a more "walkable Laurel." I would really like to talk to you more about this. If you could email me at, I would appreciate it. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.