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Legislative projects are begun in response to County Council Resolutions, Planning Board initiatives, County Executive requests, and Master Plan recommendations. Planning staff prepares reports recommending amendments to zoning and other regulations to the Planning Board. Staff also tracks State and County legislation, and presents legislation of interest to the Planning Board.

County Council Bill 73-16

County Council Bill 73-16 (PDF), and the related Bill 83-16 (PDF), revised the regulations for the open space that is required to be provided by developers of residential projects. The bill requires that the Department of Planning and the Planning Board revise the provisions of the Baltimore County Local Open Space Manual so that it conforms with the new provisions of the bills. The Department of Planning presented a draft manual containing the necessary modifications to the Planning Board for approval on May 4, 2017. The Planning Board held a public hearing on June 1, 2017, and approved the draft on June 15, 2017. The Planning Board approved Open Space Manual (PDF) is being forwarded to the County Council for their approval.


For additional information, contact:

Jenifer Nugent, Chief of Development Review 
Phone: 410-887-3482

Revised August 1, 2018         


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