Comprehensive Planning

Bel Air & Harford County Bicycle Network Study


The Town of Bel Air partnered with Harford County to work with students from the University of Maryland through PALS (Parntership for Action Learning in Sustainability) to conduct a study of the bicycle network in and around Bel Air.  This study addressed connections, reviewed specific roadways, studied graphics, investigated existing conditions and applied authoritative standards to cycling routes designated by the Town and County.  This analysis will be used as the Town moves forward with implementation of proposed Bicycle routes.

Go to this link to view the study.

Sustainable Bel Air  2013 - 2018


As a continuation of Strategic Plans produced in the past to address needed capital improvements and desired programs, the Sustainable Bel Air Plan sets a groundwork and provides for a menu of goals to bring the Town closer to a more environmentally friendly and resource independent municipality.  Social, Environmental and Economic initiatives are examined and assigned priorities for the duration of the study period.

Bel Air Flood Mitigation Plan  2018


An assessment of the flood hazards in the Town using historical data and engineering analysis.  This report provides for goals and objectives for reducing the flooding risk and associated property damage.  It is particularly targeted to the special flood hazard areas in Bel Air that pose the greatest threat of flooding.

Annual Report  2017


report by the Bel Air Planning Commission providing information related to the development that occurred during the year and changes to the zoning and regulations of the Town.  This report is a requirement of the State of Maryland to assess the progress towards the goals of the Comprehensive Plan.

Bel Air Tree Plan  2017

An annual report that builds upon existing studies of tree canopy and conditions in the Town right-of-way and Town parks and establishes priorities for replacement and enhancement of street trees and forest areas.  It also creates projects for the year to be accomplished using forest conservation funds from area development and from grant monies.

Market Study 2016

Bel Air is known for its high quality of life, good schools, and for being the center of Harford County government.  The Market Study

 

revealed that there is a tremendous opportunity to build on the strengths of the community and elevate the Town into a vibrant arts and entertainment destination, while maintaining the Town's character and attractive qualities, including single-family homes and green space.  Bel Air's downtown is well-positioned to be the epicenter of this transformation consisting of new restaurants, boutique destination retail establishments, entertainment venues, and upscale housing units.


  

Wayfinding in Bel Air 2016

The Town of Bel Air has completed a Wayfinding Plan designed to make it easier for residents and visitors to better find their way around town and the many amenities that the Town has to offer.   To view the new Wayfinding Report, just click this link.
 

Comprehensive Plan  2016 


The Bel Air Comprehensive Plan is a broad view of land use and public services.  It adopts goals and objectives needed to guide the day to day decisions concerning development, financing, public improvements and regulatory needs.  This plan provides the public with information needed to understand where social, economic and environmental policy is headed.  The Comprehensive Plan can be viewed by through this link, emailing planning@belairmd.org or calling 410-638-4540.
 

Harford County Green Infrastructure plan 

Harford County Bel Air Bicycle Network study

SHA Pedestrian Safety Study  2014

 study 

Source Water Protection Plan  2014

report

Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan  2013

plan

Plumtree Run Watershed Action Plan 2011

study

Bel Air Parking Plan 2010 

plan 

Bel Air Commercial Market Study  2009

plan

Bel Air Downtown Design Guidelines  2009

Design Guidelines

Bel Air Downtown Design Guidelines  2009

Design Guidelines

Town Center Parking Study  2007

 study

Rockfield Manor Master Plan 2007

Plan  

Route 1 Corridor Economic Revitalization Strategy  2005

Strategy  
  

Bel Air Pedestrian Traffic Study  2000

Plan