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Design Review Panel 

The Design Review Panel (DRP) was established by Section 32-4-203 of the Baltimore County Code 2004, as amended. The goal of the DRP is to encourage design excellence through the application of design guidelines contained in the Master Plan, the Comprehensive Manual of Development Policies, adopted community plans and/or Section 260 of the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations, as applicable. The DRP’s general charge is to assess the overall quality of a project.

The DRP acts in a technical consulting capacity; its recommendations are binding to the Hearing Officer and county agencies.

Design Review

Design Review Panel Meetings

Projects that are referred to the Design Review Panel are discussed at their monthly meeting.

Design Review Panel Members

The DRP consists of a panel of nine members committed to maintaining design integrity in Baltimore County.

Design Review Panel Handbooks

The Department has prepared a handbook that describes DRP review process and includes an application for requesting a DRP review.

DRP Commercial Review Handbook with Application (PDF)
DRP Residential Review Handbook with Application (PDF)

Design Review Areas

The Design Review Areas are designated areas that help ensure high design standards. There are two types of areas:

  • commercial review 
  • residential review

Contact Us

Staff Contact: Lynn Lanham, 410-887-3480, mlanham@baltimorecountymd.gov
Staff Contact: Jenifer Nugent, 410-877-3480, jnugent@baltimorecountymd.gov
Staff Contact: Krystle Patchak, 410-877-3480, kpatchak@baltimorecountymd.gov

Revised December 23, 2013

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