Many jurisdictions coordinate new comprehensive plans with the arrival of the decennial census. Census data is the foundation for 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 from six to ten years. To learn more about the ten-year cycle and when your jurisdiction’s review is due, please visit Planning’s 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 amendments, Planning is steeped in this topic. Planning began listing comprehensive planning efforts in the September 2020 Planning Practice Monthly and will continue to track and publish website links in future editions.
If you are aware of a comprehensive planning process currently underway but not listed, please contact Joe Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager, at email@example.com and we will be sure to add it to the list.
Adelphi Road-UMGC/UMD Purple Line Station Area Sector Plan, Prince George’s County
Thrive Montgomery 2050 , Montgomery County
Town of Washington Grove 2021 Comprehensive Plan, Montgomery County
planAberdeen, Harford County
Annapolis Ahead, Anne Arundel County
Our Baltimore, Baltimore City
Master Plan 2030, Baltimore County
Town of Denton Comprehensive Plan Update, Caroline County
Emmitsburg Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Frederick County
Town of Friendsville Comprehensive Plan Update, Garrett County
Town of Galena’s Comprehensive Plan 2031, Kent County
HoCo By Design, Howard County
Loch Lynn Heights Comprehensive Plan, Garrett County
Middletown, 2020 Comprehensive Plan, Frederick County
Town of Mt. Airy Master Plan – 2023, Carroll and Frederick counties
Town of Myersville, Frederick County
Town of New Windsor Comprehensive Plan Update, Carroll County
The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan, Frederick County
Town of Walkersville Comprehensive Plan Update 2020-21, Frederick County
West Hyattsville-Queens Chapel Sector Plan, Prince George’s County
Town Center Expansion Area Amendment, Calvert County
St. Michaels Municipal Growth Area Expansion, Talbot County
Town of Easton 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update, Talbot County