by Joe Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Many jurisdictions coordinate the development of new comprehensive plans with the arrival of decennial census data. Census data is a foundation of comprehensive planning, providing a snapshot of Maryland communities, outlining growth trends, and distinguishing key demographic indicators.
In 2013, House Bill 409 increased the review period of a local jurisdiction’s comprehensive plan cycle to 10 years, instead of six years. To learn more about the 10-year cycle and when your jurisdiction’s review is due, please visit the Maryland Department of Planning’s (Planning) Comprehensive Plan 10-Year Review Cycle webpage.
As the lead agency for both the Maryland Census 2020 efforts and the 60-day review of comprehensive plans and their amendments, Planning is steeped in this topic. Planning began listing local comprehensive planning efforts in our September 2020 Planning Practice Monthly edition and will continue to track and publish website links in Planning Practice Monthly as we become aware of local efforts.
Anne Arundel Plan2040, Anne Arundel County
Rockville 2040, Montgomery County
Adelphi Road-UMGC/UMD Purple Line Station Area Sector Plan, Prince George’s County
Annapolis Ahead, Anne Arundel County
Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan, Prince George’s County
Emmitsburg Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Frederick County
Gaithersburg Draft Lakeforest Mall Master Plan, Montgomery County
Garrett County Comprehensive Plan 2021, Garrett County
HoCo By Design, Howard County
Town of Indian Head, Comprehensive Plan 2020, Charles County
Middletown, 2020 Comprehensive Plan, Frederick County
Prince Frederick Town Center Master Plan and Zoning Updates, Calvert County
Queen Anne’s County Comprehensive Plan Update 2021, Queen Anne’s County
The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan, Frederick County
Thrive Montgomery 2050 , Montgomery County
Town of Walkersville Comprehensive Plan Update 2020-21, Frederick County
Washington County Comprehensive Plan 2040, Washington County
Town of Washington Grove 2021 Comprehensive Plan, Montgomery County
West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan, Prince George’s County
Dorchester County 2019 Comprehensive Plan, Dorchester County
Town of Galena’s Comprehensive Plan 2031, Kent County
Plan Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County
visionHagerstown 2035 – Comprehensive Plan Update, Washington County
If you are aware of a comprehensive planning process currently underway, please contact Joe Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager, at email@example.com and we will be sure to add it to this list.