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Development Review

The Planning Department coordinates the review of residential and commercial development in Baltimore County with respect to planning concepts. The purpose of development review is to ensure quality development and redevelopment of land in accordance with adopted planning principles.

Specifically, the department makes recommendations based on the following standards and guidelines:

Pattern Books

The Department of Planning requires the submission of a pattern book for the review of development plans for major residential subdivisions and general development Planned Unit Developments. A pattern book may also be requested for the development plan review of commercial projects. The information to be provided in the pattern book is provided below:

Phone: 410-887-3482

Revised August 10, 2018         


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