The Maryland Department of Commerce Seeks Your Input on Renewable Energy Projects and Maryland Military Installations

Planning in Progress

As part of the Maryland Renewable Energy Compatible Siting Project, described in the February 18, 2021 Planning Practice Monthly, the Maryland Department of Commerce has distributed a survey to guage  support for initiatives, policies, and processes that could facilitate the compatible siting of renewable energy facilities with Maryland’s military installations. The department is seeking responses to the brief survey by August 20.

What’s New and Noteworthy in Brownfield Redevelopment?

Planning Assistance in Action

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Even as things were closed around the country and the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot has been happening to promote the redevelopment of brownfields throughout Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) is proud to play a leading role.

Aerial views of a Baltimore city brownfield before…
…and after redevelopment.
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New! Save the Date for Maryland’s Inaugural Statewide Brownfield Conference

Planning in Progress

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

City of Frederick

As part of our ongoing commitment to the principles of smart growth, which encourage redevelopment on brownfields, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) is excited to present the inaugural Maryland Statewide Brownfield Conference!  

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Coming Soon: The Maryland Forestry Economic Adjustment Strategy (EAS) and Regional Meetings

Planning in Progress

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

This August, the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council (WMRC&D) will be releasing its Maryland Forestry Economic Adjustment Strategy (EAS). 

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SHA Climate Tool Warns of Coastal Flooding

Resources and Tools

Will some coastal towns be underwater in 2050? What can be done to rescue roads, towns, and homes from coastal and river flooding?

The Maryland Department of Transportation State highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has a powerful application to help public planners and private citizens. The MDOT SHA Climate Change Vulnerability Viewer (CCVV) is a user-friendly tool to explore areas and assets vulnerable to the risk of sea-level rise, roadway inundation, and nuisance flooding. The sophisticated web app layers climate and asset management data geospatially to show how extreme weather associated with climate change may change the Maryland coastline. Read more…