The Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization, the region’s transportation planning agency, is now accepting public comments related to the regional Long Range Transportation Plan. A link to the LRTP document and related materials can be found at the link below. Comments are being accepted until April 2.
As part of the ongoing effort to create Envision Jefferson 2035, periodically we will be posting links to materials that help explain various planning and zoning concepts or existing materials related to concepts that are discussed at various workshops and meetings. While many of these can be found in the various pages related to the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series (by clicking on the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn icon on the top of the Envision Jefferson 2035 homepage and searching for the topic area you are interested in) we will occasionally be posting additional material that may be relevant to the planning efforts that are part of Envision Jefferson 2035. The first of these tools is the Vital Communities Toolbox created by the Tompkins County (NY) Planning Department. The toolbox provides a brief summary of numerous concepts that have been discussed at the various workshops that have been held so far, at Steering Committee meetings, or during the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series and could be used as a jumping off point for learning more about these topics. The link to the toolbox is
Another relevant tool is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Location Affordability Index. This tool allows you to estimate what your combined housing and transportation costs would be at your location. Yon can either use the preset variables or customize this for your own use. This can be found at:
Finally, there a series of 90-minute webinars sponsored by the Utah APA that provide information on a variety of planning topics. These are archived at:
The Envision Jefferson 2035 Brown Bag Lunch and Learn seminars are now available for viewing on the Jefferson County Website. There are two ways to get there. You can either go to the county website (www.jeffersoncountywv.org) and click on the agendas, meetings, and webcasts link. Once on this page, go to the bottom link (Planning Commission /Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings) and click on the link. This will take you to the following page:
Go to the second scrollbar and look for the Lunch and Learn of your choice (or any other Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals meeting).
Alternately, you can go directly to the site by clicking on the link above.
Happy watching everyone, and if you have further questions, feel free to contact the Envision Jefferson 2035 staff.
(Just a reminder, for those of you using Firefox or Google Chrome, please make sure that you have the plug-in that enables you to view Windows Media Player files.)
The next Envision Jefferson 2035 Steering Committee meeting will be held on April 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the basement of the Charles Town library. At the meeting, the committee will discuss recommendations related to the Infrastructure and Transportation sections of Envision Jefferson 2035. The public is invited to attend and view the proceedings.
The next Envision Jefferson 2035 Steering Committee meeting will be held on March 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the basement of the Charles Town Public Library. The meeting will focus on recommendations related to the Housing section of the plan, along with an update on the County’s Future Land Use Map. The full agenda can be found at the link below.
The next Steering Committee meeting for Envision Jefferson 2035 will be held on Tuesday, March 18 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in the basement of the Charles Town Library. The focus of the meeting will be on the draft version of the Land Use Recommendations for the Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The full agenda for the meeting is attached below.
The next Envision Jefferson 2035 Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday (March 4) from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the basement of the Charles Town Library. The agenda for the meeting is below.