Every ten years, RRLRAIA prepares a community plan laying out its actions to achieve the identified priorities for the next ten years. The goal of the 2020 RRLRAIA Community Plan is to help preserve and enhance the quality of life in the Ruxton, Riderwood and Lake Roland area communities. The plan is being developed as part of Baltimore County’s 2030 Master Plan and will serve as a guide to expectations, policies, and services from Baltimore County as well as the RRLRAIA. It is a living document.
Prior plans have had a significant positive impact on our neighborhoods, such as creating the Greater Ruxton Area Foundation and its ongoing easement and neighborhood enhancement program, the agreement to transfer operational control of Lake Roland Park from Baltimore City to Baltimore County, among many other accomplishments.
The first key step in developing the plan was an email survey sent in May 2020 to over 1,000 residents in the RRLRAIA area, which yielded nearly 50% responses.
A committee of the RRLRAIA Board performed the next step, which involved developing the goals and detailed action steps for the five key issues identified by the community in the survey. The result is a Draft 2020 Community Plan (see link below). RRLRAIA sent the Draft 2020 Community Plan to Baltimore County planning officials for their review and input. We expect this to be finalized with the County by mid-year 2022.
The top five issues most important to residents are highlighted below. Additional issues did not achieve the higher rating, although two – Community & Commercial Enhancement and Biking & Walking – achieved solid ratings in the survey. For these two, the RRLRAIA Board will continue to monitor and look for ways to address some of the community’s comments and concerns. Three issues received lower ratings but are still considered important. These three issues include Forest Preservation and Deer Management, Historic Preservation, and Traffic & Light Rail. We will also continue to look for ways to address the community’s comments and concerns on these issues that were written in the survey. The highlighted issues are the verbatim questions asked from the survey. Each data graph can be clicked on to enlarge.