Talbot County, Maryland


The most recent draft of the Bellevue Village Master Plan can be viewed by clicking the link below:
Public Draft

Comments on the draft Bellevue Village Master Plan can be addressed to:
Miguel Salinas - msalinas@talbotcountymd.gov
Ph. 410-770-8030

At thier July 25, 2017 meeting, the County Council received a presentation on the Bellevue Village Master Plan, dated June 2017, by Jim Klein of Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects; the firm contracted by the County for the development of the plan.  At their August 8, 2017 meeting, the Board introduced legislation to formally adopt the Bellevue Village Master Plan.  A Public Hearing on the legislation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held in the Bradley Meeting Room, Courthouse, Southwing, Easton, Maryland.  The legislation can be viewed here.   

The draft village master plan was presented to the Talbot County Planning Commission by staff on June 6, 2017.  The PC recommended (5-0) to the County Council approval of the draft Bellevue Village Master Plan.  The PC asked that the County Council perhaps consider the acquisition of land on the "Bellevue Gardens" property to increase parking at Bellevue Landing.  The PC also emphasized per draft plan, the need for enforcement of the prohibition of parking on Bellevue Road, including signage.

The development of the Bellevue Village Master Plan has been a 12-month process with extensive community engagement methods.  A critical component to the development of the plan was the 6-member Bellevue Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) appointed by the Talbot County Council.  The CAC represented a broad range of interests and their role was to identify issues and opportunities, discuss the results of a community survey and vet and refine the plan's recommendations.  Based on information provided by the CAC and through public meetings and a community survey, the consultant team developed a number of goals and strategies based on key issues identified through the outreach process.

The Bellevue Village Master Plan will formulate a long-term vision for the village along with recommended strategies to consider in future planning; strategies that will preserve the village character while protecting its working waterfront assets.


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