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BRAC: Challenges & Opportunities. The Role of BRAC in Building Maryland’s Future. BRAC Planning. The Lt. Governor & the BRAC Subcabinet are preparing an Action Plan to address the needs of residents and businesses due to arrive in Maryland from BRAC.

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BRAC: Challenges & Opportunities

The Role of BRAC in

Building Maryland’s Future

BRAC Planning

  • The Lt. Governor & the BRAC Subcabinet are preparing an Action Plan to address the needs of residents and businesses due to arrive in Maryland from BRAC.

  • The BRAC Action Plan will maximize and leverage the opportunities created by BRAC by identifying projects, programs and initiatives to keep Maryland prosperous, safe and sustainable.

BRAC Planning Principles:

  • Work with the County & municipal governments to identify a common Vision within which interests can be aligned and a strategies established to address needs efficiently and effectively;

  • Planning work is focused on identifying and eliminating barriers to broad and specific goals, ensure project certainty, and streamlined to avoid project delays;

BRAC Planning Principles:

  • Coordinate and build upon efforts that support growth management, community revitalization, reduce infrastructure expenses, and generate economic activity;

  • Build on existing technical capacity to create an atmosphere of cooperation & good-will between state & local governments to ease future interactions.

Key Numbers for the Eight-Jurisdiction Region

  • 15,000 direct jobs.

  • 40-60,000 indirect jobs.

  • 25,000 associated households.

BRAC Job Supply by Jurisdiction

BRAC Household Demand by Jurisdiction



Priority Funding Areas

& Protected Lands

Key BRAC Issues:

  • Increased development pressure, particularly in Harford and Cecil Counties.

  • Many jurisdictions will need to take significant steps now to enable their growth areas to accommodate more development capacity.

  • At the same time take action to protect important rural & natural areas.

Key BRAC Issues:

  • Of the 25,300 households, 21,600, or 85%, are expected in PFAs / growth areas.

  • 3,700, or 15%, are expected to locate outside of a PFA/sewer areas.

  • Tapping the reservoir of capacity that exists within Baltimore City.

Strategically Approach BRAC Challenges and Opportunities:


  • Housing

  • Infrastructure

  • Commercial Development

  • Transportation

  • Education

  • Health & Human Services

  • Work Force Development

  • Natural

  • Financial

Housing Affordability by Census Tract for Repeat Buyers, 2002 - 2006

(Based on Statewide Median Household Incomes)

Closing Thoughts

  • BRAC is not the sole driver of growth in the State.

  • Focused, well coordinated planning is critical.

  • There will be smart growth, sprawl growth, and deflected growth.

  • Partnerships will be necessary. Everyone has a role – public, private and non-profit sectors.

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