The Baltimore County Charter requires that a master plan be updated at least every ten years. The master plan provides policies and guidelines for sustaining livable communities and achieving balanced development in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Council adopted Master Plan 2020 on November 15, 2010.
The Master Plan 2020 carries on its legacy, continuing to create and maintain sustainable communities for county residents by promoting compact, walkable, mixed-use, transit-oriented development along commercial corridors or at underutilized properties and enhancing economic development through continued workforce development and business attraction. The Master Plan 2020 designates a new Middle River Redevelopment Area in eastern Baltimore County to achieve the county’s goal of establishing sustainable communities along the major commercial thoroughfares and near transit lines and stations.
While implementing the Master Plan 2020, Baltimore County adopts new plans or maps as amendments to the Plan to help strengthen the county’s growth management policy. The amendments to the Master Plan 2020 are:
- Growth Tiers (adopted on December 20, 2012), per Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 (Maryland Senate Bill 236)
- Draft 2017 Baltimore County Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan
Kui Zhao, AICP, Master Plan Manager