Commerce Subcabinet Recognizes Regional Resources

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If the feedback received during the development of the new state development plan, A Better Maryland, taught us anything, it is that Marylanders desire a regional approach to planning. Maryland may be small in size, but it has large regional distinctions. The planning needs and objectives of Western Maryland differ from those along the I-95 corridor, and the community development goals of the Eastern Shore necessitate an approach unique from what one might find in Southern Maryland. These distinctions are one of Maryland’s greatest assets, and the Commerce Subcabinet recognizes and wants to maximize this strength. More

A Central Depository for Local Planning in Maryland

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The heart of planning beats locally.  Maryland is a Home Rule State, which means it entrusts local jurisdictions with land use planning authority to guide growth and development through the Land Use Article of the Maryland Annotated Code. Developing local technical assistance rather than regulation, listening as opposed to telling, Planning works with jurisdictions to achieve their own community development objectives. More

A Better Maryland Draft Plan Out for Public Comment

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Planning has completed a draft of the new state development plan, A Better Maryland. The department would like to thank everyone who provided input, as it helped shape and formulate the draft plan. Our outreach process began in fall 2017 with meetings in all 23 counties and Baltimore City. Each day-long visit included meetings with elected officials, staff and a general public meeting. Staff met with every jurisdiction for a second round of meetings in fall 2018 and have been working on the draft plan for the past several months. You can check out notes from both round of public outreach on the project’s input page. More

New Transit Station Area Profile Tool

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Planning recently developed the Transit Station Area Profile Tool. This versatile, searchable data source outlines and describes station area demographics, employment data, transit use, housing sales information and land use and development projects, as well as Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policies, programs and implementation efforts for each rail transit station in Maryland. It is our hope that this planning resource will be of value to the TOD work that you do. This project was funded by the MDOT-TSO (The Secretary’s Office)-Planning and Capital Programming division.     More

Salt Water Intrusion Planning

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The Maryland Department of Planning, in consultation with DNR, MDE and MDA, (Chapter 628, Laws of Maryland 2018) is required to establish a plan to adapt to saltwater intrusion by December 15, 2019, and to update that plan at least once every five years thereafter. Since a significant amount of Maryland is adjacent to brackish or salty waters including the Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Bays, Atlantic Ocean, and their associated tidal tributaries, More

Maryland Electric Vehicle Council – Maryland Department of Transportation

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The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (EVIC) was established through legislation introduced in 2011 as part of a package of bills to promote electric vehicles (EVs). More

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