by Joseph Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager
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 for comprehensive plans to 10 years from 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 and the 60-day review of comprehensive plans and their amendments, Planning is steeped in this topic. Planning began listing comprehensive planning efforts in our September 2020 Planning Practice Monthly edition and will continue to track and publish website links in in future editions as we become aware of local efforts.
If you are aware of any comprehensive planning process currently underway, please contact Joe Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to add them to this list.
Dorchester County 2019 Comprehensive Plan
visionHagerstown 2035 – Comprehensive Plan Update, Washington 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
Brookeville, Update to Transportation, Pedestrian Networks & Streetscaping Elements, Montgomery County
Cecil County Comprehensive Plan
Plan Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County
Emmitsburg Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Frederick County
Town of Galena’s Comprehensive Plan 2031, Kent County
Garrett County Comprehensive Plan 2021
HoCo By Design, Howard County
Loch Lynn Heights Comprehensive Plan, Garrett 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
The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan, Frederick County
Thrive Montgomery 2050 , Montgomery County
Town of Thurmont Master Plan: 2040, Frederick County
Town of Walkersville Comprehensive Plan Update 2020-21, Frederick County
Washington County Comprehensive Plan 2040
Town of Washington Grove 2021 Comprehensive Plan, Montgomery County
West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan, Prince George’s County
Master Plan 2030, Baltimore County
Our Baltimore, Baltimore City
Town of Bel Air, 2021 Comprehensive Plan Updates, Harford County
planAberdeen, Harford County