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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

Citizen Input Meeting for the Fiscal Year 2022 through 2027 Capital Improvement Program

The Citizen Input Meeting for the Fiscal Year 2022 through 2027 capital program formulation process will be held virtually via Webex on Thursday, October 15 at 5 p.m. You must sign up prior to the meeting to speak. Join the meeting by phone by calling 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 550 1974.

The purpose of this meeting is to allow county citizens, businesses, and community groups an opportunity to express their concerns related to the capital improvement program. By holding this meeting early in the capital budgeting process, agencies are able to consider comments presented at the meeting as they formulate their capital budget requests.

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020 County Council Final Vote

The special legislative session for the CZMP final adoption was held virtually via Webex on August 25, 2020. The Final Log of Issues shows the decisions from the vote.

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 October 5, 2020         


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