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Department of Planning Overview

Andrea Van Arsdale, Director

The Jefferson Building, Suite 101
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Review a local map of Towson and Baltimore County Government's Downtown Campus.

Phone: 410-887-3211
Fax: 410-887-5862


Public Comment Period Action Plan
Public comments are welcome on the Draft Annual Action Plan for FFY 2017/CFY 2018 which proposes how the County allocation of Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant funds will be used in the coming year.  Comments are needed by June 22, 2017.  Learn More.

Affordable Housing Conciliation Agreement
The affordable housing conciliation agreement between Baltimore County and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was executed on March 9, 2016.

Downtown Towson District
The Downtown Towson District (PDF) overlay was adopted on November 21, 2016 for the purpose of encouraging mixed-use development, fostering improved site design, and encouraging economic vitality in Downtown Towson.

Programs and Projects

The Baltimore County Department of Planning implements programs and projects that strengthen existing communities, improve housing opportunities, revitalize older commercial centers, and preserve rural resources. The Department formulates policies, plans and regulations to guide the County’s growth and development for future generations.

Strengthening Communities

The following programs were implemented to strengthen existing communities:

Housing Programs:

Services for the Homeless
Services for the Disabled
Grants Administration

Formulating Policies and Guiding Growth

The following boards, committees and commissions formulate policies and guide growth within the County:

Historic Preservation
Master Plan
Development Review and Growth Management
Capital Programming

Revised May 25, 2017         


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