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Legislative projects are begun in response to County Council Resolutions, Planning Board initiatives, County Executive requests, and Master Plan recommendations. Planning staff prepares reports recommending amendments to zoning and other regulations to the Planning Board. Staff also tracks State and County legislation, and presents legislation of interest to the Planning Board.

County Council Bill 73-16

County Council Bill 73-16 (PDF), and the related Bill 83-16 (PDF), revised the regulations for the open space that is required to be provided by developers of residential projects. The bill requires that the Department of Planning and the Planning Board revise the provisions of the Baltimore County Local Open Space Manual (PDF) so that it conforms with the new provisions of the bills. The Department of Planning is working with other County agencies to produce an updated manual. The revised manual will be presented to the Planning Board for approval. The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the draft manual. Once approved by the Planning Board, the manual will be forwarded to the County Council for their approval.  


For additional information, contact:

Kathy Schlabach, Chief of Development Review 
Phone: 410-887-3482

Revised March 16, 2017         


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