Baltimore County To Host Community Open House To Discuss The Future Of The Hillendale-Parkville-Overlea Area


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PARKVILLE - Baltimore County is inviting residents to participate in an open house event to discuss the future of the Hillendale-Parkville-Overlea Sustainable Community (SC) Area.

The Baltimore County Department of Planning is hosting the session on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Parkville High School.

The event aims to gather community perspectives on various topics, including the environment, transportation, housing, economy, quality of life, and local planning. Feedback and suggestions from residents will contribute to developing a comprehensive five-year vision for the area and outlining new projects and strategies for future implementation.

Demographic trends in the community will also be examined during the open house. According to its Sustainable Community Program Application for Designation Renewal, the Hillendale-Parkville-Overlea area currently has a population of 33,685, a decrease of 157 persons over the past five years. The median age is 39.89 years, and the area has seen a minor reduction in the population of persons aged 65 and over.

Population growth is evident in specific age brackets such as the 1-9, 20-34, 40-44, and 55-64 year groups. Additionally, minority populations have increased in the last five years.

The average household size in the area has grown from 2.47 to 2.50 over the last five years, with 13,292 households currently residing in the SC area. The area has also seen a slight increase in rental occupancy and a decrease in owner occupancy.

As for education, 85.52% of people in the SC aged 25 and over have a high school diploma or equivalent, with 25.62% holding a bachelor's degree or higher.

The open house will serve as a platform for residents to discuss these trends, voice their concerns, and contribute to the planning process for their community's future. All interested residents are encouraged to attend the Parkville High School session at 2600 Putty Hill Avenue.

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