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Planned Unit Development

The Planned Unit Development (PUD) is an optional process permitted by the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations (BCZR), Section 430.  The Baltimore County Code Section 32-4-241, et seq., provides the process for the review and approval of PUDs.  The purpose of a PUD is to provide flexibility in the application of the zoning requirements of the underlying zone in order to allow for more efficient use of the land.  In exchange for this flexibility, PUD projects are required to provide a public benefit, a high quality of design, and be compatible with the neighborhood.

There are two types of PUDs:

  • General Development PUD, permitted inside the Urban-Rural Demarcation Line (BCZR Section 430.3)
  • Bed-and-breakfast PUD, permitted in a DR or RC zone in certain situations (BCZR Section 430.5)

PUD Submittal Requirements 

The Department has compiled a chart of submittal requirements (PDF), a timeline (PDF) and a pattern book checklist (PDF) for the PUD process. Applicants should always verify this information against the Baltimore County Code, the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations and any recently adopted legislation.

Kathy Schlabach, Division Chief
Phone: 410-887-3521

Revised November 3, 2015

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