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Department ofPlanning

The Department formulates policies, plans and regulations to guide the County’s growth and development for future generations.

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The Department of Planning implements programs and projects that strengthen existing communities, revitalize older commercial centers and preserve rural resources.


  • Maryland Sustainable Communities Renewal—The Sustainable Communities designation must be renewed every five years. These renewal applications provide an opportunity for local governments to involve the community in developing a five-year vision for their area, to outline new strategies and set new priorities. The following designations are currently being pursued:

  • Reimagine Security Square Mall—Baltimore County will issue the final Reimagine Security Square Report and host a final Charrette Community Meeting on Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the O.W.E. Center at Security Square, 6901 Security Boulevard, Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244. For more information about the Reimagine Security Square Charrette, please visit

  • Master Plan 2030—Baltimore County has released the draft of Master Plan 2030 for public review and comment. On Thursday, May 18, the Baltimore County Planning Board will hold a public hearing starting at 5 p.m. to take comments on the draft of Master Plan 2030. The draft plan follows a two-year planning process that included extensive community engagement. The public comment period is now closed but you may still submit comments to the Baltimore County Planning Board by noon on Wednesday, May 17 one of two ways:

    • By mail—Attn: Baltimore County Planning Board, Department of Planning, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 101, Towson, Maryland 21204

    • By email—

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Department of Planning

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






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