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Master Plan and Adopted Community Plans


The Baltimore County Charter requires that a master plan be updated at least every 10 years. The master plan provides policies and guidelines for sustaining livable communities and achieving balanced development in Baltimore County.

Baltimore County began launching growth management policies in the 1960s. The master plans and their landmark programs are essential to maintaining the sustainable development for economic well-being, public health and safety, education, and resource preservation throughout County communities, and have made the County nationally and internationally renowned. Learn more about past master planning efforts. 


Master Plan 2030 efforts are underway. The timeline began in the Winter of 2021 and will run through Summer of 2022 with numerous public engagement opportunities.

Your input is critical to ensuring the Master Plan 2030 reflects the vision and needs of everyone who lives, works, and visits Baltimore County.  As input is gathered, consistent themes become evident and are incorporated into the plan, as well as the decision making process. Visit our Master Plan 2030 HUB to sign up for email updates by clicking “Join” at the top of the HUB page. 


A community plan sets forth goals, objectives, policies, and programs to address specific issues related to a particular community. View a list of adopted community plans

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Master Plan

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



Deputy Director, Master Plan Coordinator

Amy Mantay

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