After more than four years of work, which included heavy citizen participation through visioning sessions and four work teams, the Carroll County Master Plan was adopted on December 20, 2000. The Master Plan, entitled Carroll County Challenges and Choices: A Master Plan for the Future, explores the many "challenges" facing the County and makes "choices" about how to address those challenges.

It is broken into chapters on Agriculture, Community Involvement, Development, Employment/Economic Development, Environment, Facilities and Services, Heritage, Housing, Interjurisdictional Cooperation, Parks, Transportation, and Concurrency Management. Other chapters describe the Concepts and Intentions, Past, Present & Future Trends, the Planning Process, and the Vision Statement and Goals of the Plan.

Adopted Master Plan Map (JPEG)

Master Plan (PDF)

Hard copies of the map and text are available in the Planning Department.