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Work Sessions to be Held via Live-Stream

Due to the public gathering restrictions associated with the coronavirus, Baltimore County Planning Board’s CZMP 2020 public hearings were canceled. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 the Planning Board will live-stream a meeting summarizing the comments and materials that were submitted for issues in each Council District prior to April 10, 2020.

Beginning Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the Planning Board will begin holding the CZMP 2020 Planning Board work sessions. The work sessions will also be live-streamed. Traditionally, the work sessions have had very limited public input, with the virtual setting the public may only observe the Planning Board’s discussion.

Reports listing comments received by the Planning Board are posted online.

To access the upcoming live meetings:

Date and Time


Virtual Meeting Details

Tuesday, April 21
6 p.m.

Planning Board Public Meeting

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 471 583 921

Wednesday, April 22
5:30 p.m.

Work Session Districts 1 and 2

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 474 064 966

Thursday, April 23
5:30 p.m.

Work Session Districts 3 and 4

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 479 484 160

Tuesday, April 28
5:30 p.m.

Work Session District 5

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 473 038 030

Wednesday, April 29
5:30 p.m.

Work Session Districts 6 and 7

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 476 277 517

Thursday, April 30
5:30 p.m.

Work Session Wrap Up

  • View the live-stream
  • Call in to listen: 1-415-655-0001, access code 475 328 418

Interactive Portal Shares Information About Comprehensive Zoning Map Process

Baltimore County’s Department of Planning has launched a new interactive web dashboard displaying zoning issues raised during the 2020 Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP), making the process more accessible to county residents.

Every four years, Baltimore County residents may review the zoning classifications of any property in the county and request changes. Spanning 12 months, the process seeks input from residents, property owners, the Planning Board, county staff and the County Council. Ultimately, the County Council decides on whether to change a property’s zoning, taking a final vote in September 2020.

The new 2020 CZMP dashboard monitors, tracks, and assesses zoning issue request data. This tool can be used to view zoning statistics of all areas in the County that are impacted by a zoning issue request. The statistics can be shown at the countywide level, council district level or by issue.

“Since taking office, my administration has made it a priority to make county services more accessible and transparent,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “The Comprehensive Zoning Map Process is a critical step in determining land use and planning for our county, and we’re committed to making this process open and accessible to all of our residents.”

The CZMP Process

Since opening CZMP to public comment, the planning department has received 191 requests from individuals, community associations, landowners and others seeking to change the zoning classification of properties covering a total of 2,075 acres.

“Already, the CZMP process has had extensive input from residents across our county, and we want to continue to be inclusive and transparent through this yearlong process,” said Planning Director Pete Gutwald. “We’re proud to launch this Zoning Dashboard, which will make this process more accessible to our residents.”

Resident input began in August and ran through October 15. Over the next several months the Department of Planning, along with other key agencies, will be reviewing all of the requested changes to zoning. Planning Board Public Hearings begin in March 2020.

A complete timeline is available online.

Questions about the CZMP process can be directed to the Department of Planning at 410-887-3480 or at

View the Zoning Dashboard.

Revised September 11, 2017