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Department of Planning Overview

Pete Gutwald, Director

The Jefferson Building, Suite 101
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Review a local map of Towson and Baltimore County Government's Downtown Campus.

Phone: 410-887-3211
Fax: 410-887-5862

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Annual Action Plan

The County welcomes public comment (PDF) on its Draft Annual Action Plan describing proposed allocations of federal funds for housing and community development. A public hearing will be held May 15, 2019, at 6 p.m. Written comments will be accepted through June 6.

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) 2020

The Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) takes place every four years. Any citizen may request a zoning change on any property in the County. CZMP 2020 starts with the public pre-filing period that begins on August 19, 2019.

Programs and Projects

The Baltimore County Department of Planning implements programs and projects that strengthen existing communities, improve housing opportunities, revitalize older commercial centers and preserve rural resources. The Department formulates policies, plans and regulations to guide the County’s growth and development for future generations.

Strengthening Communities

The following programs were implemented to strengthen existing communities:

Housing Programs

Formulating Policies and Guiding Growth

The following boards, committees and commissions formulate policies and guide growth within the County:

Revised May 8, 2019         


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