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2015 McHarg Award Winner Announced!

The Valleys Planning Council presented Phillip W. Worrall its prestigious McHarg Award at its annual meeting on May 12, 2015 at St. Thomas Church in Owings Mills. Worrall is a Principal Emeritus of GWWO Architects. staff_worall

Worrall received the award for his lifetime efforts to preserve land and fight urban sprawl. As chairman of the Baltimore County Planning Board, he sought the down zoning of 12,000 acres of agricultural land in 1996 – more than 9000 acres were eventually re-zoned to RC- 2, the most restrictive zoning in the County. This effort protected the County’s most sensitive agriculture and watershed areas from inappropriate suburban development and lessens the demand on county services.

“Phil has been a force for land preservation, often behind the scenes, but creative, persistent and effective” says Doug Carroll, VPC Board Member and Chairman of the McHarg Award Committee...

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