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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

Notice to Adopt Agricultural Easement Formula Regulation

The Department of Planning in conjunction with the Baltimore County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board is providing notice of the intent to edit an existing regulation regarding the Agricultural Easement Formula (PDF) as provided for in Sections 3-7-206 of the Baltimore County Code, 2015.

A Public Hearing will be held on August 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm via virtual Webex meeting.

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020 County Council Public Hearings

The Planning Board adopted its CZMP 2020 recommendations through a vote at its regular meeting on May 21, 2020. The recommendations can be found on the Log of Issues page along with the corresponding maps.

The next step in the process is the County Council hearings. During June 2020, the County Council will hold virtual public hearings via Webex video teleconference in each Council District. Citizens will be allowed to speak about rezoning issues in each Council District.

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 July 22, 2020         


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