User Experience Survey: Compatible Use Website and Handbook Development
The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) launched a survey effort in October 2021, in which participants could give feedback on the state's military installations and their relationship with surrounding communities. The purpose of this survey was to gain information about how community members interact with, seek information about, and envision compatible development in their area.
Planning would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in and share this survey and invites you to
view the results of this effort
. Insights received will be invaluable in supporting the development of the compatible use website and handbook, and will help strengthen communication and coordination between Maryland's military installations and surrounding communities.
Fall 2021 Feedback Sessions
These first sessions were used to provide an overview of the compatible use project and public outreach methodology, receive input on content creation and existing resources, and receive input on compatible use best practices and success stories at the regional, local, and installation levels. Additional feedback sessions will be held in late Winter/Spring 2022 to allow participants to provide further feedback on website functionality and design. A final session will be held to demonstrate the final products.
Download a project summary outlining our outreach efforts.
Links to the
for Fall 2021 feedback sessions.
Session #1: Military Engagement (Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021)
Session #2: Industry Engagement (Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021)
- Organizations included Chambers of Commerce, offices of economic development, minority groups, and other business alliances and partnerships from across the state.
Link to meeting summary.
Session #3: Community Engagement (Friday, Oct. 29, 2021)
- Organizations included representatives from housing authorities, real estate associations, community development networks, and the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo).
Link to meeting summary.
Maryland Military Installation Council (MMIC) Meeting: Oct. 4
MMIC identifies the public infrastructure, potential impact on local communities, and support needed for state military installation development and expansion. The Council reviews state policies to support military installations and maximize economic benefits to local communities. Meetings are held bi-annually and are open to the public. The MMIC meeting on Oct. 4 included project updates from Maryland's Compatible Use Project, including the Renewable Energy Compatibility Tool and the Compatible Use Website and Technical Handbook.
The Planning Director's Roundtable included a presentation about Maryland’s Compatible Use Project and the development of resources that are promoting compatibility in support of the Department of Defense mission between local communities and the state's military installations.
Compatible Use and Development with Military Installations: Aug. 5
This webinar, hosted by Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) and Maryland Department of Commerce (Commerce), in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaborative showcased MDP/Commerce's Compatible Use and Renewable Energy Siting Projects as well as provide case study examples of compatible use strategies in practice.