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Department ofPlanning

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

Public Survey

Take the survey for the Reimagine Security Square design charrette. 

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


  • Reimagine Security Square—Baltimore County hosted a design charrette, engaging Woodlawn-area residents and community leaders to reimagine the future of Security Square Mall. The charrette concluded with a closing presentation on November 9.

  • Community Development Organization for Liberty Road—Baltimore County has retained the services of The Nelson Ideation Group (TNIG) to engage community stakeholders in forming a nonprofit community development organization (CDO) that builds on the strengths and investments present in the central node including Northwest Hospital, Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC), County resources including, the library, the senior center and the new STEAM Center.

  • Maryland Sustainable Communities Renewal—The Sustainable Communities designation must be renewed every five years. Catonsville and Essex renewal designations are currently being pursued. 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.

  • Capital Improvement Program Fiscal Year 2024 through Fiscal Year 2029—Formulation has begun of the Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2024 through Fiscal Year 2029. The Capital Improvement, citizen input meeting was held on October 20 at 5 p.m. Agencies will present their budget request to the Baltimore County Planning Board in January. Review the upcoming meeting schedule. 

  • Master Plan 2030—The formulating of Baltimore County's Master Plan 2030 is under way, and when complete, will provide the vision and strategies for growth over the next 10 years into a modern, 21st century County.

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View a list of existing associations within the County, or complete the online form to receive notifications regarding community issues, development proposals and upcoming studies, events and input meetings.

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Department of Planning

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






Stephen Lafferty