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 Areas
The Design Review Areas are designated areas that help ensure high design standards. There are two types of areas:
- Commercial (non-residential) review areas
- Residential review areas
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 handbooks that describe the DRP review process and include an application for requesting a DRP review.
DRP Commercial (Non-residential) Review Handbook with Application (PDF)
DRP Residential Review Handbook with Application (PDF)
Revised April 7, 2016